In today’s tutorial, we’ll provide you with a complete overview of the Bablic Dashboard. The dashboard is where you can access several functions and make back-end customizations.
To get started login to your Bablic account. This is the page you’ll see.
The above page is the page that will greet you every time you log in.
Your name and the Log Out button is accessible on the top right.
Feel free to edit your profile at any time by clicking the wheel.
Take note of the vertical navigation menu on the left. We’ll be discussing each of these elements shortly.
Your current site URL is displayed here.
Click on the button if you want to add a new site.
Any notifications are visible here. For example, if you’re on the trial version, Bablic will notify you how many days you have left.
If you added new content Bablic will show you how many new words have been detected, and you can click on Open in Visual Editor or Open in Text Editor, to view all new content.
Under Status, Bablic will inform you of how many machine translation words you have left, as well as the number of languages on your site. To add more words and languages click on the buttons found on the right.
Clicking on unlock more words will take you to Bablic’s pricing page.
Lastly, Bablic will collect data about your traffic, and display analytics based on the number of visitors by language.
Now back to the vertical navigation bar on the left.
We’ll briefly introduce you to each of these tabs. We’ve created a dedicated overview for Languages, Settings, Pages and Translation Projects. So, If you want a more detailed overview of be sure to click on these individual headings.
In the language page, you’ll see the original language of your site together with all the translated languages. Use this page to add more languages and edit your site glossary. The site glossary is where you enter certain words that need specific translation (e.g. brand names), or words you don’t want translating.
Under the Settings tab, you have General, Language Selection, SEO and Advanced Configuration sections.
The settings page lets you:
- Change your site name (for internal use)
- Change supported domains
- Inform Bablic whether to auto-detect browser language settings to display the right translated site to visitors
- Define your website’s international SEO settings
- And much, much more
The pages tab provides a summary of all the translated content on your website.
On this page you can:
- View any edits you’ve made and make further changes.
- Filter the elements by status or use the search box to view exact content.
- Exclude certain pages from translation.
- Select between machine and human translation.
This is where you’ll spend the majority of your time. The editor lets you change anything on your translated site by right-clicking on any text or element. For example, change text, padding, margins, fonts, images etc.
Make sure you’ve pasted the Bablic code into the header of your site for changes to take effect.
Also, take solace in the fact that all changes you make are only to the translated site, and not the original.
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. If you want to create a new project, click on create new project and we’ll connect you with professionals.
Access Billing to update your billing details and change your pricing plan.
If you have several collaborators on your website, add them here. These can be translators, project managers or additional admins.
There are many features of the Dashboard. Knowing each of the features and how to use them will allow you to get the most out of Bablic.
If you have any questions please leave a comment or contact us at [email protected]. We are here to help.