Sitecore Connector

Sitecore Request Translations

This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers.

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

The connector supports translation of Sitecore Content.

Request Translations

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

The Smartling tab will appear in the Sitecore Content Editor

Translate Individual Content

To submit individual items:

  1. From within Sitecore, open the Content Editor.
  2. Navigate to the Content you wish to translate.
  3. Click the Smartling tab in the admin menu.
  4. Click the Translate button.
  5. You will see a popup (Root of Source Item) with your content selected.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Select the languages to which you wish to translate your content.
  8. Click the Next button to submit your content for translation.

Translate Content in Bulk

To submit multiple pieces of content at once:

  1. From within Sitecore, open the Content Editor.
  2. Navigate to the content or folder you wish to translate.
  3. Click the Smartling Tab in the admin menu.
  4. Click the Translate button.
  5. You will see a popup (Root of Source Item) with your content selected.
  6. Select the Translate Subitems checkbox. This will send all items within the selected folder for translate.
  7. Click the Next button.
  8. Select the languages to which you wish to translate your content.
  9. Click the Next button to submit your content for translation.

Include Visual Context with your Translation Request

A visual context capture tool is built into the Sitecore 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 Configuring Sitecore Remote Connector for troubleshooting.

Check Status

The Smartling connector displays translation progress for the content in Sitecore.

To monitor translation progress on all translation requests, use the Smartling Translation Progress window in the Smartling connector:

  1. From within Sitecore, open the Desktop.
  2. Click the start menu and find Smartling Translation Progress (All Applications > Smartling).
  3. Use the filter at the top of the screen to find your translation requests.

Translation progress is displayed as a percent in the Status column. The overall status of the translation request is listed in the Complete column.

If your translation request shows a failed status, you can resubmit the request from the Smartling tab. Use the Smartling Bulk Submit window 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 Sitecore configuration. Check with your technical team to verify your current download schedule.

Manual

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

You can download translations manually in bulk from the Smartling Translation Progress window:

  1. From within Sitecore, open the Desktop.
  2. Click the start menu and find Smartling Translation Progress (All Applications > Smartling).
  3. Select the content for which you wish to download translations.
  4. Click the Download.

Publishing Translated Posts

Automatic

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

If the Target Workflow State is not set to Approved, you will need to manually publish your content:

  1. From within Sitecore, open the Content Editor.
  2. Navigate to the content you wish to publish.
  3. Click the Language Selection drop down menu to view all versions.
  4. Select the language you wish to review and publish.
  5. Click Save to start the translation process.

 

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