Generate Google API Key

Setting up API keys for Google Translate

This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through generating a Google Translate API Key.

    1. Create a new Project
    2. Go to API Services
    3. Create new API key
    4. Restrict API to particular website
    5. Restrict usage to control costs – Important!
    6. Copy API key
    7. Paste into TranslatePress Settings

Watch this short video for a quick tutorial:

In order to create a Google Translate API Key, you need a paid account. Through their terms and services, Google doesn’t allow for non-paid usage of their Translation API.

More information is available at:

To create your application’s API key simply follow the steps below:

Go to the Cloud Platform Console.

1. Create a new Project from the top bar.

2. With the new project selected, go to the hamburger menu to the left and visit API & Services

From Dashboard enable Google Translate API

Search for translate API and enable it

google clould translation api

3. From the credentials interface create a new API Key.

4. Restrict your API Key to a particular website

In Google Dashboard, use the HTTP Referrer provided in the description of the Google Translate API Key field in Settings -> TranslatePress -> Automatic Translation tab, as shown in the following screenshot.

TranslatePress HTTP Referrer for Google Translate API

5. Restrict Usage of API

In order to have control over the cost of Google Translate API, it is highly recommended to set quotas to limit the usage.

Go to Google API’s & Services → Dashboard → Cloud Translation API → Quotas and set up quotas as shown in the following screenshot.

TranslatePress Google cloud translation quotas

6. Copy your API Key for use in TranslatePress

7. Enable Automatic Translation and add Google Translate API Key in TranslatePress

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For this navigate to TranslatePress -> Settings , and make sure to Enable Automatic Translation, by setting it to Yes. Then, under Translation Engine, select Google Translate v2.

This will uncover the Google Translate API key field. Place the API key in this field and Save Changes.

Add Google API Key in TranslatePress Automatic Translation settings

That’s it! You can now simply navigate to the front-end of your website and browse it in the language of your choice. You’ll notice the content has been automatically translated.


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