WordPress Connector

Advanced Configuration

Configure External Logger

The Smartling Connector can be extended through actions and filters, but also by modifying its configuration. This approach is useful, for example, if you want to write logs to a database or network, or add support for your Custom Post Type (CPT). This requires Smartling Connector v 1.1.11 and newer.

  1. Create folder under wp-content/plugins/. For example:
    mkdir wp-content/plugins/smartling-external-logger

  2. Download this demo file to the folder: smartling-external-logger.php.

  3. In WordPress, select My Sites > Network Admin > Plugins (/wp-admin/network/plugins.php?plugin_status=all)

  4. Click the Network Activate link below Smartling Logger Extender.
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  5. Check the log file to view results.
    $ tail -f /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/smartling-connector/logs/error-logfile

    error-logfile
    [2016-06-30 12:42:13] 577513a520fac ERROR: Test error message at 12:42:13pm
    [2016-06-30 12:42:26] 577513b2204f5 ERROR: Test error message at 12:42:26pm
    [2016-06-30 12:43:29] 577513f1b14b5 ERROR: Test error message at 12:43:29pm

How to Rewrite URLs in Content

When using the standard configuration of the WordPress Connector, URLs that are embedded in captured content are not localized. Examples:

Click <a href ="http://www.website.com/">here</a>.
Click <a href="/other/page/">there</a>.

You can implement custom rules to change how URLs are handled. For example, you might want to localize a URL as shown below.

Source String Target String
... /somewhere/hello-en-US.pdf ... ... /somewhere/hello-de-DE.pdf ...


When you install this sample plugin into WordPress, all valid URLs ending with "en-US.pdf" will be changed to end with "target-language-code.pdf" when the connector applies the translated content to posts or pages.

Sample plug-in: url-rewrite-example.php

See example results of sample plug-in in table below.

Source Strings Target Strings
<a href="/somewhere/hello-en-US.pdf"> click here </a> <a href="/somewhere/hello-de-DE.pdf"> click here </a>
a href="/somewhere/wrong-hello-en-US.pdf" a href="/somewhere/wrong-hello-en-US.pdf"
<a href="/undefinedwhere/nohello-en-US.pdf"> click here </a> <a href="/undefinedwhere/nohello-de-DE.pdf"> click here </a>
href="/one-more-wrong-hello.pdf" href="/one-more-wrong-hello.pdf"
/one-more-wrong-hello.pdf /one-more-wrong-hello.pdf
<a href="/undefinedwhere/no-en-US.pdf"> click here </a> <a href="/undefinedwhere/no-de-DE.pdf"> click here </a> 
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