Configuring Settings (Drupal 8)

To configure your default Lingotek settings, go to the Drupal management menu and select Manage > Translations > Settings.


Many configuration settings allow you to manage translation profiles.

A translation profile tells Lingotek how to send source content to translation, and how to publish once translations are complete. Lingotek’s TMS has two default translation profiles, Automatic and Manual.

  • Automatic – Choose Automatic when you want to send content to and from Lingotek automatically.

Automatic Upload - When new content is added to Drupal, it is sent to Lingotek automatically (and translations are requested automatically).

Automatic Download - As soon as translations are complete, they are published to Drupal automatically.

  • Manual – Choose Manual when you want to send content to and from Lingotek manually.

Manual Upload - When new content is added to Drupal, the user must request translations manually.

Manual Download - When translations are complete, the user must manually publish the desired pages to Drupal.

Below is a basic overview of each translation setting available from the Lingotek Settings tab.

  • Account – Update your account settings – such as your default Lingotek project, workflow, etc.

  • Content Entities – Choose which content to translate, and whether to load it to Lingotek manually or automatically.

  • Configuration Types – Choose which translation profile to apply to each type of content.

  • Translation Profiles – Add your own custom translation profiles.

  • Preferences – Choose default settings for your site’s multi-lingual features.

  • Logging and Utilities – Resources and tools for technicians


Under Account, choose a new default Lingotek community, workflow, project, and vault.
These Lingotek resources will be used any time you choose to use an automatic translation profile.

Translate Content Entities

Under Translate Content Entities, you’ll be able to choose which translation profile to use on Articles and Basic Pages.

You are welcome to create and use your own custom translation profiles.

To enable translation profiles for Articles and Basic pages,

  1. Click the check box on the left. (This will enable translation for the selected type of content). 

  2. Scroll to select the type of translation profile to use on each content type.

  3. Then check off any fields that you wish to have translated.

  4. When you are ready, Save your changes.

Translate Configuration Types

Next click Translate Configuration Types. Here, you can enable translation for many items, and choose which translation profile you wish to use for each one.

  1. To enable translation, click the check box to the left of an item.

  2. Next, scroll to select the desired translation profile.

Translation Profiles

If you wish to create a new translation profile, click to expand Translation Profiles.

In the dialog, choose a new name for the profile, how content will be uploaded and downloaded, and which Lingotek resources to use when this translation profile is enabled.

In the custom profile, you’ll be able to choose which vault and Lingotek project to use for the content using this translation profile.

Once the profile is created, you will be able to apply it to the content of your choice.


Here, you will be able to choose default settings – such as whether to display a language switcher on each page.

Logging and Utilities

Here, technicians can find settings and information that will help them maintain the site.

For more help using these features, please send an email to\

Pointing to the Lingotek EU Environment

For lingotek 4.0.0:

drush config-set lingotek.account host --yes

For lingotek 3.9.x:

drush config-set lingotek.settings --yes

Don’t forget to export config afterwards with drush config-export so changes are not lost

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Settings to Configure:

Need Support?

Visit the Lingotek Support Center.