Translating your WordPress website with the TextUnited Plugin

How to start using the Text United WordPress plugin

Once you connected the WordPress plugin to your TextUnited account, we’ll walk you through starting with translations!

1. Select the source (original) language of your website

  • In the WordPress dashboard, navigate to the TextUnited Plugin and select Settings.

  • Go to Language Settings and select the source language of your website from a dropdown menu.
  • Click SAVE.

2. Choose the languages you want to translate your website into

The next setting to adjust is Language List & Translators. This is where you can add languages you want your website to be translated into. You will also be able to decide who will translate each language version of your website, and for which languages you want to use the automatic machine translation.

We recommend pre-translating your website with the machine translation, as it saves you lot of time and effort. Please note however, that if you’re using a free account, you’re limited to 1000 free words per month, You may purchase additional word packages at any time, if you have a larger website.

  • Click Add a Language (repeat for as many languages as you need)
    Make selections who will translate each language version and if the automatic pre-transaltion should be used.
  • Click SAVE.

3. Add pages and posts to translate

The next step is choosing which parts of your website you want to translate.

In the WordPress dashboard, go to the Pages or Posts menu (depending on what you are translating).
  • Select the pages or posts you wish to translate and in the Bulk Actions menu, choose Edit and click Apply.
  • In the BULK EDIT, go to Languages section and select the target languages from the drop down menu.
  • Click Update.

  • You will notice new flag icons listed on each page denoting the languages selected. If these are in colour, it means the pages / posts are already pre-translated by the machine translation. If they are grey, they are still being processed.
  • Refresh the page to update the status of translations. Remember, translation of larger pages may take some time.

4. Correcting translations

You can use the Overlay Editor to improve the pre-translated pages and posts.

  • Click a coloured flag for a page or a post to open the Overlay Editor.
  • Alternatively, in the WordPress dashboard, select Visit Site. Once your website is loaded, click the TextUnited at the top bar and select Overlay editor.

Once the Overlay Editor has loaded, you can begin in-context editing of the translations.