1. You’ll need to con­fig­ure WPML’s Trans­la­tion Man­age­ment. This means adding accounts for your trans­la­tors.
  2. Enable send­ing XLIFF files in trans­la­tor noti­fi­ca­tion emails (see the next sec­tion).
  3. Go to WPML->Translation Man­age­ment and send jobs to trans­la­tors.
  4. WPML sends noti­fi­ca­tion emails to your trans­la­tors, telling them that there’s new work on your site. These noti­fi­ca­tions will now include a ZIP file with all the doc­u­ments for trans­la­tion in XLIFF for­mat.
  5. Your trans­la­tors open these XLIFF files and work on them using their favourite CAT tool.
  6. When they’re done, they click on the return URL in the noti­fi­ca­tion email. From there, they upload the com­plete XLIFF files back. The trans­la­tor only needs to upload the XLIFF file with­out choos­ing what it’s for. Each file includes the infor­ma­tion that tells WPML what’s been trans­lat­ed.
  7. WPML cre­ates the trans­la­tions on your site and sends you a noti­fi­ca­tion email, say­ing that the work has been com­plet­ed.
  1. Sending Documents to Translation

    Go to WPML->Translation Man­age­ment, choose the doc­u­ments to trans­late, the trans­la­tion lan­guages and the trans­la­tors and send to trans­la­tion.

    WPML will noti­fy your trans­la­tors and send them the XLIFF files to trans­late.

    Trans­la­tion Dash­board

    Alter­na­tive­ly, the trans­la­tors can also go to their jobs list, select the doc­u­ments that they want to down­load and click on Export as XLIFF.


    The trans­la­tors should down­load and unzip the attach­ment from the noti­fi­ca­tion email. It will con­tain the dif­fer­ent doc­u­ments that you sent. They trans­late each of the files in their CAT tool and save.

    When done, the trans­la­tors can upload either indi­vid­ual XLIFF files or cre­ate a ZIP and upload all at once.