Episerver Connector

Translating with the Episerver Connector

This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers.

From the Asset List, you can select and Request Translation or Export Translations of the asset individually or you can choose to bulk-select all assets on the list and Request Translation for that selection. For content types with a hierarchy structure, Smartling will grab all assets two-levels deep in that structure. If the content type contains a deeper hierarchy, ensure to navigate through the assets to reach the required asset.

Request Translation

To start the translation process of an asset; select the asset > Actions > Request Translation.

Alternatively, you can click Information Icon beside the asset name to open the Asset Details page and click Request Translation.

 The Request Translation two-step wizard will appear for you to enter the job details. You can choose to create a New Job or add the asset to an Existing Job.

  • Insert the Job Name - the title for the translation task in Smartling
  • Ensure the asset selection is correct. Click the X to remove any asset listed
  • Choose to Include Related Assets - a block asset contained within the selected asset. This includes related assets two-levels deep
  • Choose to Include Child Assets - a nested asset
  • Insert a description for the linguists, if desired
  • Select the Target Languages
  • Click Save Job and Continue to create the Job in Smartling


The next step will display the Job Processing. You can choose to Save for Later so you can return to the Job and Authorize it once the processing is complete. You will find the Job in Awaiting Authorization in the Jobs Dashboard. 


Click Authorize to set a Job Due Date and choose the workflow for the translation task.

Export Translations

By default, Episerver content that is translated in Smartling will automatically be sent back to Episerver. (However, if you prefer, you can configure this behavior in Episerver > Episerver Settings.)

At any time, you can also manually export all translations back to Episerver.

  1. Log in to Smartling.
  2. Go to Projects (select your Episerver Connector project) > Episerver tab
  3. Select the assets for which you wish to export > Actions > Export Translations

Alternatively, you can click Information Icon beside the asset name to open the Asset Details page and click Export or Export All (if there is more than language).

Bulk Actions and Select All

All actions are now "bulk" actions as any selection to an asset will apply two-levels deep in the nesting structure. You must make a selection before you can take any action. You can also take an action on all of the items in a result set without navigating to all of the result pages.

If you have 50 assets or more in any given content type, you can perform a bulk selection to commence a mass translation process. To perform an action on the entire result set:

  1. Select the All on this page checkbox that is in the table's header row.
  2. Choose the Select all matching current filter option that appears after you have selected all on the page.

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