Submitting & Retrieving Content

Drupal 8

This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers.

The Smartling Drupal 8 connector allows you to translate Drupal 8 content with context. Translations are requested from within Drupal 8, and translated content is automatically sent back to your Drupal 8 instance.

The connector supports translation of Content (Articles and Basic Pages).

Request Translations

Once you have installed and configured the Drupal 8 connector, you can begin submitting content to Smartling for translation.

If enabled, the Translate tab will appear for any content that is enabled for translation.

Translate Individual Content

To submit individual Content:

  1. From within Drupal, edit any content you would like to translate.
  2. Click the Translate tab.
  3. Select the languages you wish to translate to.
  4. Click the Request Translation button.
  5. Complete the check out process by:
    • Labeling your job (leaving this field blank will use a default job name).
    • Select your translation provider.
    • Clone job to other languages (if applicable).
    • Click Submit to Provider.

Translate Content in Bulk

To submit multiple pieces of content at once:

  1. From within Drupal, open the Translation menu item via the admin toolbar.
  2. Click Sources.
  3. Select the content you wish to translate.
  4. Click the Request Translation in Batch button.
  5. Select the languages you wish to translate your content in to.
  6. Click the Request Translation button to submit for translation.

Include Visual Context with your Translation Request

A visual context capture tool is built into the Drupal 8 connector, helping linguists get your translations right the first time - reducing translation cost and time to market. Context will automatically be captured when content is submitted to Smartling.

If you are not seeing visual context in Smartling, refer to the Set Up TMGMT_Smartling_Context_Debug Module article for troubleshooting.

Check Status

The Smartling connector displays translation progress on any content in Drupal.

To monitor translation progress on all translation requests:

  1. From within Drupal, open the Translation menu item via the admin toolbar.
  2. Click Jobs.
  3. Use the filter at the top of the screen to find your translation requests.

Translation progress is displayed in the Progress column. The overall status of the translation request is also listed in the Progress column.

If your translation request shows a failed status, you can resubmit the request from the Jobs page. Use the Smartling Bulk Submit tab to resend translation requests if multiple submissions fail.

Download Translations

Automatic

The Smartling Connector can be configured to download translated content once it is complete on a schedule defined in your Drupal configuration. Check with your technical team to verify your current download schedule.

Manual

You can download translations manually from the Jobs tab for any Content by clicking the Download translation button.

You can download translations manually in bulk from the Jobs tab:

  1. From within Drupal, open the Translation menu item via the admin toolbar.
  2. Click Jobs.
  3. Select the content you wish to download.
  4. Click the With Selection dropdown menu.
  5. Click Download Translation.

Publishing Translated Posts

Automatic

The Smartling Connector can be configured to automatically publish translated content once it is returned to your Drupal instance.

If Auto accept finished translations option is disabled, you will need to manually publish your content:

  1. From within Drupal, open the Translation menu item via the admin toolbar.
  2. Click Jobs Items.
  3. Find the Content you wish to publish and click Review.
  4. Click Save as completed to publish the translation.

 

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