Create a Project

This article is for Account Owners.

A project in Smartling is a translation environment within your Smartling account with a collection of settings that change infrequently such as available languages, active Linguistic Package, and technology solution.

Create a Project

  1. Once you log in to Smartling go to the Account Dashboard (or click on the Smartling logo at the top left of the page to access the Account Dashboard).
  2. Click Create New Project.
  3. Select a project type.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Enter your project details:
    • Name: Display name for your project
    • Website URL:
    • Linguistic package: Linguistic package to apply to the project
    • Add new languages
  6. Click Create Project.

Project Types

When creating a new project, it is important to choose the project type that aligns with your technology solution or the type of content you will be translating.

There are 4 main project types, each with sub-categories.

Mobile: for translating mobile content via files, such iOS, Android, and Windows Phone string files

  • Apple iOS: iOS application resources including .strings and .xliff files, store descriptions.
  • Android: Android XML resource files, store descriptions.
  • Windows Phone: Windows Phone application resources.

Web: for translating web content via the Global Delivery Network

  • Global Delivery Network (GDN): Content captured directly from your existing website or web application.

Files: for translating content via files

  • Resource Files: Translate content from industry standard file formats such as JSON, XML, YAML, Gettext, Java Properties, or XLIFF. 
  • Business documents: Translate content in Microsoft Office document formats, including DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, and DOC, plus Adobe InDesign documents. 
  • Media: Translate video subtitle SRT files and add video context from .mp4 files.

Connector: for translating content via a Smartling connector to a third party system

  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • Drupal
  • HubSpot
  • Marketo
  • Oracle Eloqua
  • Repository Connector
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • SAP Hybris
  • Sitecore
  • WordPress
  • Zendesk

Clone a Project

A cloned project has the same languages, users, and settings as the source project, but no content or context files. All project-level workflows will be copied to the cloned project, and users will have access to the same workflow steps. 

Cloning is useful if you expect to launch new projects frequently, or you want to organize your content into separate projects with similar settings. It’s also a quick way to get started on a new project with your usual settings.

To clone a project: 

  1. Click the Smartling logo to bring you to the Account Dashboard.
  2. Under the Actions column, click the clone icon for the project you wish to clone.
  3. Enter a project name and the languages to which you wish to translate.
  4. Click Create New Project.

Additional Resources

For a complete list of supported file formats, see Supported File Types.

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