On WordPress, the sites for your target languages are recognized as separate sites, rather than just language-specific versions of the same site. Even though each site may contain the same category or tag content, it is considered unique because it is contained within an independent site.
This often leads to repeated translation of the same content. To reduce the duplication of content translation, set up taxonomies for shared content within categories, tags, or even terms.
A taxonomy within WordPress is a way of grouping posts together based on a select number of relationships. By default, a standard post will have two taxonomy types called Categories and Tags.
Once you set up a taxonomy category or tag on WordPress, you can manually link it in the Taxonomy links tab in the Smartling plugin.
When accessing the Taxonomy Links tab from the source site, you can select the correct translation for each of your categories, tags etc. Any categories, tags etc. which exist on the target site are shown in the drop-down menu for the respective target language. For example, by selecting the source category, e.g. "Community stories", the drop-down menu for the remaining language sites shows all available categories for each language.
You can now select the correct category for each language, which corresponds to the source "Community stories". Once linked on the Taxonomy Links tab, a taxonomy term won't be uploaded for translation again to avoid any duplication.