In the last few years, machine translation has greatly improved and now it’s available via WPML’s Advanced Translation Editor.
When you use our Advanced Translation Editor, you’ll see a new button Translate automatically. This will automatically translate the entire document. You can choose if all sentences will auto-complete, or wait 「incomplete」 for your review.
Some great things about this machine translation engine:
- It’s fast
- It supports HTML tags
- It uses a neural network engine, so it learns
- It’s available in in Web’s most popular languages
Of course, we’re not writing our own machine translation engine. After a lot of review and comparison, we’ve settled on Azure’s MT engine. We’re also refining the way we use it. Since WPML allows you to edit translations, we’ll be able to feed these edits to the MT engine, so that translations can dramatically improve. This is work in progress, but it’s already pretty great.
Machine translation is right now available inside the Advanced Translation Editor. While it’s in beta, it’s also free. Folks with renewal plans will continue to have complementary access to this great new editor when it comes out of beta. We’ll arrange very convenient pricing for people with Lifetime accounts.
We’d love to get your feedback. Give it a go and let us know in the comments.