Lilt can integrate with Wordpress via the paid Wordpress Multilingual Plugin (WPML) to automate the import and export of web pages for translation. This article takes information from the WPML site, and describes:
- How to activate and authenticate Lilt with WPML
- Sending your content for translation
- Monitoring translation progress
- Returning translated content to Wordpress
Note: You must be a project manager to set up any integrations. You will also need a Lilt API Token, which you can request from your customer success or service manager.
How to activate and authenticate Lilt with WPML
Login to your WordPress website, visit the WPML->Translation Management admin page, and click on the Translation Services tab.
Scroll down to "I’m looking for translation management systems" and click the link.
Locate Lilt and click Activate button.
Once the service is activated, click the Authenticate button. You will be asked for your Lilt API Token (request one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
A popup window will appear in which you can paste or enter your Lilt API Token. After entering the values, click the Submit button.
Lilt is now connected to your WordPress account, and you are now ready to send content for translation.
Sending your content for translation
To send pages for translation, go to the Translation Management module (WPML->Translation Management).
Select the pages you want to translate by clicking the checkboxes in the first column. Next, select the target languages by checking the boxes, and click the Add selected content to translation basket button.
Go to Translation Management and click on the blinking tab at the top of the page, which is called Translation Basket. On this tab, you will see a list of all the pages (jobs) that you added to the basket, as well as the languages these items are to be translated into.
Here, you can verify the content you wish to translate, remove pages you accidentally added, and change the Batch name. The Batch name is visible on the Translation Jobs tab and will help you find projects. Think of a batch as the technical scope of a purchase order. You can refer to the batch names when communicating with your translation provider, which they will also see. When you are ready, simply click the Send all items for translation button to send everything to Lilt.
Note: Lilt will create a Project for each batch that you send, for each language you want that batch translated into. Read more about Projects in Lilt.
When the translation basket’s contents have been successfully sent to Lilt, you will see a confirmation message, as shown in the following figure.
At this point:
- If you are a Lilt Software-only customer, you can sign in to Lilt to find and manage all of your Projects as usual.
- If you are a Lilt Services customer, no further action is required. Lilt will match qualified translators to work on your Projects, just like content that comes from any other source.
Monitoring translation progress
You can follow the translation progress of the documents you sent to Lilt from your translation jobs tab, or from the Lilt app itself.
To monitor progress from within Wordpress, click on the Translation Jobs link in the confirmation message or click on the Translation Jobs tab at the top of the screen. On the next administration screen, the Batch that you just sent to translation will appear.
To monitor progress from within Lilt, you can go directly to the Lilt website, or you can click on the batch name to be redirected to Lilt.
Returning translated content to Wordpress
Check for completed jobs by visiting Translation Jobs inside your WordPress admin -> WPML -> Translation Management.
Locate the batch you want to check and click on the Synchronize status button.
Depending on your configuration, translations either will be delivered automatically or can be fetched manually from your WordPress admin panel after you click the Synchronize status button.
To check your configuration settings, open WPML->Translation Management and click on the Multilingual Content Setup tab. Find the Translation Pickup mode section and check the selected option.
- The option labeled Translation Service will deliver translations automatically using XML-RPC means that a translation will be delivered to your website automatically after you click the Synchronize status
- The option labeled The site will fetch translations manually means that completed translations can be downloaded from the Translations Dashboard (WPML->Translation Management) by using the Check status and get translations button at the bottom of the page after clicking the Synchronize status
Once the jobs are fetched, their status in the Translation jobs tab will be changed to “Complete.”
How do I know when my translations are complete?
If you are a Lilt Software-only customer, you can view the status of all your Projects within the Lilt Projects Dashboard.
If you are a Lilt Services customer, your Service Manager will send you an email notifying you that all translations are complete.
When you’re ready to import the translated pages back to Wordpress, simply go to the Translation Jobs tab and click the Synchronize status button next to the batch you want to fetch.
This will trigger a synchronization with Lilt servers and the jobs will be ready to download. Next, just follow the steps outlined under the section Checking for completed translations in the guide above.