Imagine being able to reach a global audience with just the click of a button. That’s in the works at WPML, the #1 plugin for building multilingual WordPress sites.
WPML’s new feature, “Translate Everything,” takes automatic translation to the next level by instantly translating your entire site as you create or edit content. Once your content is translated, you can review the translations before publishing.
WPML already powers over 1 million websites from around the world. With the improvements and new features coming later this month, it will continue to expand its offerings to make translating sites easier, faster, and more affordable.
Solving the problem with manual translation – time, expense, effort
Let’s face it. Translating sites is a lot of work. If you work with translators, you need to work according to their timelines, be available to answer any questions they have, and wait for translations to come back. Expenses can add up quickly each time you have to update your content. If you’re translating the content yourself, it can be exhausting, especially if it’s only a part of your day-to-day job.
WPML’s automatic translation allows you to translate your site’s content instantly, saving you tons of time and giving you a great head start when you’re translating the site yourself. Plus, a built-in translation memory means you won’t pay for sentences that you’ve already translated.
WPML clients clearly appreciate this convenience. They’ve been translating more than 200,000 pages each month with automatic translation – that’s more than 50 million words!
Improvements to WPML automatic translation
Over the last year and a half, WPML has been investing in new integrations and features for automatic translation.
Google Translate and DeepL have joined Microsoft Azure as available translation engines. You can choose your preferred engines, set a fallback order in case your language pairs aren’t supported by your preferred engine, and disable engines you don’t like.
Since adding these integrations, Google Translate seems to be the most popular option with 52% of clients choosing it as their preferred engine. Microsoft Azure is the next most popular option at 43%, and DeepL accounts for 5%.
Integrating with different translation engines means WPML can offer a variety of options for natural, high-quality translations, as each engine has its strengths and weaknesses with different language pairs. WPML can also support more language pairs.
So far, some of the most popular source languages for automatic translation jobs are as follows:
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The most popular target languages are:
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What’s next for WPML’s automatic translation?
WPML’s current beta release goes all-in with automatic translation. You can:
- Translate your entire site with just the click of a button – posts, pages, WooCommerce products, content from page builders and plugins, and more
- Hold the translations for review before publishing
- Update translations automatically as you edit your content
You can even hire external reviewers from our directory of qualified translators to double-check your automatic translations.
The WPML beta is currently in testing with the production version planned for release later this summer.
New pricing for WPML
WPML is increasing prices for the first time in 12 years when the production version is released. This means that for a limited time, you can still get WPML for the same price as 12 years ago, plus all the powerful new features coming in the next release.
Not only that, but you can continue to renew at discounted prices indefinitely as long as your account doesn’t expire.
Learn more about WPML
See all the great features included in the current WPML 4.5 beta, including “Translate Everything,” front-end review, a new setup wizard, extra site keys for development sites, and more. Plus, find out how you can save by purchasing WPML before the next major release later this summer!
Whether you’re a small business just getting started or a major agency with a huge customer base, you can reach a larger global audience and rank higher in multilingual search results by translating your site. With WPML, translating every aspect of your site just got a whole lot easier, faster, and more manageable.