This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers using the Global Delivery Network.
It's recommended to setup a pre-production environment on the Global Delivery Network (GDN) for testing and QA purposes, but it can also help prevent untranslated content from appearing on your Production GDN sites if you are using human translators.
Utilizing a pre-production environment allows you to capture and translate new content before it's published to your production site.
Selecting an Environment
Choose a pre-production environment where content is in it's final state. When the new content is published to production, Smartling can leverage the translations that were done in advance, utilizing your pre-production environment. If changes are made to the source content before being pushed to production, you may only get partial translation leverage.
Once you've setup your staging site on the GDN, you can capture your new content manually or by using a site crawling mechanism to capture content at a regular interval. Authorize the content for translation, and ensure the content reaches the Published state before pushing the new source content to production.
If no changes are made to the source content, Smartling will automatically leverage the translations that were done in advance when you publish to production.
Don't Have a Staging Environment? Consider implementing the Smartling Translation Cache to help prevent untranslated content from appearing on your localized sites.