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We recently released an update for the Advanced Translation Editor. This includes several new features, including the much-requested integration with DeepL. This update also includes a price change for automatic translation using Google or DeepL.

You can now use DeepL as your preferred translation engine for automatic translation. This addition, combined with the recent addition of Google as a translation engine, greatly improves the quality of WPML’s automatic translation. As a result, pricing for automatic translation using Google or DeepL has changed.

This update also includes the ability to view translations from other sources within the Advanced Translation Editor, the ability to disable specific translation engines, and support for custom language mapping.

Why DeepL?

DeepL uses artificial intelligence to offer high-quality, natural translations. Many of our clients have asked for DeepL integration with WPML over the years, and we are happy to be able to offer it now.

New pricing for Google and DeepL translation

Over the last several months, WPML has added two new translation engine options to improve the automatic translation quality. First, we added Google Translate, which improved on Microsoft Azure and offered more language pairs. Now, we are expanding the options once again to include DeepL.

To reflect the expanding options and quality improvements included in Google and DeepL, we have implemented a new pricing structure.

This pricing change does not affect clients who are satisfied with Microsoft Azure and have it set as their preferred translation engine.

Pricing is now based on credits:

  • Microsoft Azure = 1 credit/word
  • Google Translate = 2 credits/word
  • DeepL = 4 credits/word

Your monthly cost will depend on how much you use automatic translation.

Monthly usageMonthly charge
0 to 2,000 creditsFREE
2,001 to 5,000 credits$2
5,001 to 15,000 credits$7
15,001 to 50,000 credits$15
50,001 to 100,000 credits$17
100,001 to 500,000 credits$72

* This pricing is for websites registered on WPML.org with valid accounts. Sites that are not registered or registered on expired accounts pay an additional $2.98 per month for automatic translation.

For example, translating 5,000 words will use:

  • 5,000 credits with Microsoft Azure and cost $2
  • 10,000 credits with Google Translate and cost $7
  • 20,000 credits with DeepL and cost $15

Automatic translation is free for sites that use 2,000 credits or less each month.

How to change or disable translation engines

WPML allows you to set your preferred order of translation engines. In case your preferred engine does not support one of your language pairs, WPML will automatically use your second option as a fallback. If that one isn’t available, it will fallback to your third choice.

You can now also disable translation engines you do not wish to use. This gives you more control over your automatic translation expenses.

New accounts are assigned Google Translate as the default engine.

Choosing which translation engines to use and the preferred order

Other new features

Custom Language Mapping

If you use custom languages on your site, you can now map them to existing languages. This allows you to use the spell checker and automatic translation for the language your custom language is mapped to.

Mapping a custom language to a pre-configured language

Viewing translations from other sources within the Advanced Translation Editor

If you have content on your site that was previously translated in the Classic Translation Editor or by a professional translation service, you no longer have to re-translate the content to switch to using the Advanced Translation Editor.

The Advanced Translation Editor now displays these previous translations, making it easy for you to use existing translations.

Displaying previous translations in the Advanced Translation Editor

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We look forward to your feedback on these new features!