Today’s tutorial on the Bablic Dashboard will focus on the Pages and Translation Projects.
Access these features on the left navigation bar once you’ve signed in to your Bablic account.
Next to each page you can see a status bar showing what percentage of that page has been translated. You can switch to see how much has been translated manually or via machine by clicking on the links at the top.
The pages tab provides a summary of all the translated content on your website. You can click on each page to access the content of that page and its translation. Otherwise, you can click on View Content for all Pages to see the translation for all the content content the entire website regardless of where it appears.
Once you have accessed any of the pages, you will see a list of all the content in the page and its translation. You can manually edit the translation as you wish. Don’t forget to click on the “Publish Changes” button at the top to make sure your changes are published on the live site.
You can also filter the elements by their status (Translated, not translated etc.) or use the search box to find specific content.
You also have the option of excluding and including entire pages from translation and selecting between machine and human translation.
Let’s explore this a little more.
Excluding, Searching and Filtering Pages
From the page list, select your language in the top bar to see all the content for that specific language.
In this example, I’ll be using Spanish.
As you can see there is an “Exclude” button next to each page. If you exclude a page Bablic will completely ignore that page. The language menu and the translation will not be shown.
Using the search function, search for any page on your site and filter by their status (Included, Excluded, etc.)
You can also export and export translations from your site. Make sure you select the same format as the export when you import your content back into Bablic. You can access these features from the Options menu at the top of the screen. There you will also find the option to scan your entire site to look for content. This is particularly useful if you are a new user and Bablic has not yet seen all the content in your site.
For example, clicking on Scan Website will take you to the following popup:
This will indicate how many pages and words are in your website. Later on you will be able to send content to translation by selecting specific pages..
It’s possible to select specific pages you want to translate. Simply use the check boxes on the side to select the pages you want to translate. Once you have selected the pages you can click on the buttons at the top to choose form machine or human translation.
This method can also be used to exclude multiple pages at once instead of excluding one by one. For example, when clicking exclude you’re presented with the following popup:
Choose from excluding for the selected language or all languages.
Once you’re happy with your selection, decide between Machine or Human Translate. Selecting Human Translate takes you to the Translation Projects Page.
We’ve partnered with translation providers who can take care of your content professionally. When accessing the translation projects page from the dashboard (also accessible from within the Visual Editor) you’re presented with a summary of current translation projects.
Chances are you don’t have any translation projects at this point, so head on over and create one.
This screen will pop up.
Select the language you want to translate your content into and click continue to open the human translation widget.
Select the pages you want to translate. Exclude pages by removing the tick.
You’ll see that the both the word count and the cost of translation decreases as you exclude pages.
Once you’re happy with your selection click on Create Project. Bablic will take you to the following page for a final review the content before sending it off for translation. You can click on a given page to review the content inside that page and even exclude single words or sentences.
Again, as you make changes you can track costs. There’s a project summary box in the right showing the price “starting at”. When you’re done, it’s time to select your service.Choose from several providers, offering different prices for your translation depending on the quality you need.
Once you selected the translation providerse, you can fill out the following form with the category, vocabulary type, target reader group, and extra notes to help the translator do his work. Make sure all this information is correct before proceeding as you cannot change this once sent.
Take note: you only provide credit card details later.
That concludes an overview of the Pages and Translation Projects in Bablic’s Dashboard. If you have any further questions, leave a comment below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.