Translate your WordPress website using the WPML plugin

SimulTrans’ integration with the WPML plugin for WordPress allows our expert linguists to easily translate your website into multiple languages.

The trusted partner for WPML translation management

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The trusted partner for WPML translation management

Looking to translate a WordPress website? SimulTrans makes it simple via our integration with WPML, the leading WordPress translation plugin. Using WPML, you can build and translate any type of multilingual website.

SimulTrans helps businesses translate WordPress websites of any size into over 100 languages, leveraging our team of experienced native professional translators.

Our integration with WPML means you don’t have to manually export, import, and track your files. We connect our system directly to your site, and you can easily request, manage, publish, and pay for translated content — all within your WordPress admin panel.

All of SimulTrans' WordPress translation projects are backed by our ISO-certified quality management system and supported by our experienced project management team.



Translating a WordPress site with SimulTrans

Connect SimulTrans to your WordPress website

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    If you don’t have the WPML plugin, you’ll first need to purchase and install it. WPML is the leading translation plugin for WordPress, and using it is the simplest and fastest way to translate your WordPress website with SimulTrans.

    Get WPML
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    Once you have the plugin, request an API token from SimulTrans. This will enable us to connect with your website.

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    When you receive the API token from SimulTrans, log into WordPress and navigate to the WPML Translation Management module, then click on the Translators tab. Scroll down to Available Translation Services and activate SimulTrans. To link SimulTrans with your WordPress instance, click “Activate” and enter your SimulTrans API token in the pop-up window.

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Request a quote for your translation project

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    Navigate to the WPML Translation Management module.

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    In the Dashboard, use the checkboxes to select the content you want to translate.

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    Add content to your translation basket and send it to SimulTrans via WPML to get a free quote.

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Translate your website content

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    Once you’ve approved your quote, a SimulTrans project manager will assign your content for translation based on your schedule.

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    SimulTrans’ expert linguists translate your content into your requested languages, and our reviewers check each translation for terminology accuracy and linguistic style.

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    Pages are exported as bilingual tables for your review. Once approved, translations are automatically imported into your WordPress site, ready for publishing (or if you prefer, you can fetch translations manually from your admin panel).

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    When you have more content to translate, you can send it to SimulTrans directly through the Translation Management module.

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SimulTrans and WPML make WordPress localization easy

We automate the export and import of content into your WordPress site, so you never have to copy and paste content or email files back and forth.
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SimulTrans’ expert human translators, localization engineers, and project managers have the marketing and technical knowledge they need to ensure your project runs smoothly.
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Translation memory and glossaries are integrated into the translation process, saving you time and money and improving consistency when translating new or updated web content.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does WordPress website translation cost?

Costs vary by language, typically corresponding to the cost of living in the target countries (for example, translation into Simplified Chinese is about a third of the cost of translation into Swedish). SimulTrans provides discounts based on repeated text by leveraging translation memory. Costs for formatting text and editing graphics or videos are calculated on a per-page basis.

WPML charges a one-time fee for their plugin, plus a smaller annual renewal fee. For translation projects with more than 5000 words, SimulTrans will apply a credit for these fees on a future invoice.

Read this article for more information about website translation costs, or skip right to our estimate calculator.

How long does WordPress website translation take?

Timelines depend on two factors: word count and team size. Each translator usually translates about 2,000 words per day, and our translators work simultaneously so the number of target languages won’t impact your timeline. Some additional time is required for formatting and testing.

We can accommodate almost any timeline by scaling your translation team. A typical team can have three translators and two reviewers per language, while some projects have over 100 translators per language!

Because websites grow and change, website localization projects are typically ongoing, with updates made monthly or even more frequently as needed. Your SimulTrans team will develop a custom workflow to support your ongoing website translation program.

Does SimulTrans translate SEO keywords?

Yes. Because speakers of different languages use search engines differently, keywords in one language may not be optimal in another. SimulTrans identifies international SEO keywords during the glossary development phase prior to translation of core web content, and applies these keywords consistently throughout your site. We can also work with predefined SEO keyword lists.

What is WPML Translation Management?

Translation Management is a feature of the WPML plugin which helps with the administrative work of localizing complex websites and working with translation providers like SimulTrans. It enables users to request, manage, publish, and pay for translated content from within their WordPress admin panel.

How do I know if my WordPress website is localization-ready?

Book a free consultation with SimulTrans.
We can determine if your current WordPress website is ready to be localized and provide next steps.


We’re ready for your next translation or localization project.