Translation Profiles (WP)

If you wish to make exceptions to your Default Preferences, you can set up a Translation Profile.

A Translation Profile tells Lingotek how to choose which content will be translated and how to publish completed translations to your WordPress site. 


You can use a translation profile to choose how content should be

  • Uploaded to Lingotek when sending it for translation (i.e. manually or automatically).
  • Published via WordPress when the translation is complete (i.e. manually or automatically).

The Lingotek plugin comes with three translation profiles.

  • The Automatic profile automatically uploads content to Lingotek for translation; it automatically downloads translated content back to WordPress.
  • The Manual  profile allows you to manually choose what to upload to Lingotek; it allows for manual download of your completed translations to the WordPress site.
  • The Disabled profile disables translation for a specific content type (e.g. customer comments, blog posts).

If you want to mix and match automatic and manual upload and download options - especially if you want specific settings for each target language, you can create your own translation profile.


For instance, if you want to choose which blog posts will be translated manually, and then would like to load completed translations back to WordPress automatically, you could create a translation profile that uses a Manual upload and an Automatic download.

You can also use a translation profile to decide which content should be translated into which languages.

Create a Translation Profile

To create a translation profile,

  1. From the WordPress Admin menu, select Translation > Settings > Translation Profiles.
  2. Click Add New Profile
  3. Complete the dialog.
    1. Upload. Scroll to select how you would like to Upload content to Lingotek for translation.
    2. Download. Scroll to select how you would like to Download translations back to WordPress once they are complete.
    3. Optional (for TMS Users): If you want to use a specific project/workflow on your WordPress content, select it here.
    4. Target Languages. Select which languages you would like to translate into.
    (tick) Tip: If the target language you need does not display, you will need to enable it. Click here for help.
  4. Click to Save Changes to create the profile. This profile will be available for use on the Content Type Configuration tab.

How do I use Translation Profiles?

Translation profiles help you bundle translation preferences for a specific type of content.

For example, your blog posts may need to be translated into both French and Spanish, but regular pages only need to be translated into Spanish.

How can you use a translation profile to address this situation?

  1. Create a translation profile that lists only Spanish as its target language.
  2. Create another translation profile listing both Spanish and French as target languages.
  3. Apply these profiles to the appropriate type of content on the Content Type Configuration tab
    1. Log in as a WordPress administrator.
    2. From the side menu, select Translation > Settings.
    3. Select the Content Type Configuration tab.
    4. Next to Posts, scroll to select the Spanish Only translation profile.
    5. Next to Pages, scroll to select the Spanish-French Translation profile.
  4. Save your changes.

Now all Blog posts will provide a Spanish translation option, and all pages will have both Spanish and French translation options.

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