Translation Editor

The Translation Editor can be accessed from both the Settings page or from the Admin bar.

It’s a simple interface that allows you to translate your website page by page.

Edit visible text

The main functionality of the translation editor is the possibility to translate string by string your entire page.

Simply hover over a string, click the edit button that appears on the left and translate your string in the left translation interface.

Changing language

Selecting a new language will allow you to navigate your site in that particular language, making it a lot easier to notice untranslated strings.

Search for a string

Not all detected string are visible in the page. Strings like SEO Title, meta description and sometimes other strings that don’t have a the edit button can be found by simply searching the list of strings.

Browse As

You can Browse your website from the translation editor as your self (logged in) or as a non-logged in user. This makes it easy to translate pages that are dynamic based on the logged in / non-logged-in status.

You can navigate as a different user role with the Browse as Role Addon.

 

Translate SEO elements

The SEO Addon is only available in the paid versions of the plugin.

Currently we support translating the page title and slug of posts, pages and custom post types.

To translate the above, chose them from the string list under Meta Information

Translation Blocks

To translate larger blocks of html with a single translation you need to join multiple translation strings into a translation block.

Merging a string with its parent paragraph is done by hovering a string that you want to join with its surrounding strings within the parent. Click the merge button Merge Translation Blocks icon shown for the hovered string.
The block that will be merged is now highlighted in the live preview. The full text containing the HTML structure, is now shown in the left sidebar where you can optionally add a translation. Click the Save Translation button to confirm the creation of the translation block.

Merging a translation block in Translate Press
Merging a translation block

Now the translation block will be translated as a whole. You can edit the translation by clicking the Edit button .  When writing a translation for the translation block, be careful to insert a valid HTML in the translation block.

Note: The merging icon will be available only to the strings compatible with translation blocks. Merging is allowed within block elements such as paragraphs and divs. Content received through wp-ajax requests is also compatible.
The translation block is not compatible with Gettext strings or strings dynamically inserted with JavaScript.

To go back to translating individual strings from a created translation block you need to hover it and click the Split button Split Translation block icon. A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm separating the translation block into smaller pieces. The translation of the whole translation block will be available anytime you decide to merge back again.

You can also specifically select any html block to be translated as a whole by adding the class ‘translation block’ to it. For example:

<div class="translation-block">
   Translate <em>everything</em> <div>inside</div>
</div>