How to Use Multicollab with WPML to Collaborate on Multilingual Sites
Install and configure WPML
Let's begin the installation of WPML. When using WPML for the first time, you can opt for manual installation by utilizing the OTGS Installer plugin. This approach not only facilitates the installation process but also enables you to register WPML, ensuring you receive automated updates for future versions.
When you first activate WPML, a setup wizard will help you specify the essential settings you need to prepare your site for multilingual content, for example:
- Choose your site’s languages
- Choose your URL format
- Choose your translation mode
Start collaborating with your Translators
To commence collaboration and translation of your content, it's essential to ensure that each of your team members has the correct Translator profile assigned. You can manage these assignments in the WPML > Translation Management > Translators tab.
Ensure that you have assigned them the content that needs to be translated.
That’s it! Collaborators should be available to translate content from the WPML > Translations page.
Users can invite guest translators to collaborate on their posts and add translations. They simply need to add the guest's email address in the pop-up box after clicking on the 'Share' button on the middle top of their dashboard. After assigning their role, click on 'Done' and the guest user can then access the post to take further action.
The guest translators will see this once they accept the invitation link.
For the next step, the guest collaborator can click on the 'Translate' cog icon and they will be directed to the translation dashboard where they can start translating.
This is how the translation dashboard offers translation capabilities.
You can also consider translating your content using WPML's automatic translation feature. In that case, you can create a reviewers team and ask your collaborators to review the translations before publishing.
When WPML is finished translating your content, a notification appears to tell you that your translations are ready for review. You can find this notification either in the top toolbar or in the Translation Management Dashboard.
Click the notification to go to the translation queue and click the Review button. This allows you to preview your translation on the site's front end. From there, you just need to accept the automatic translation or edit it.