Drupal 7 - Translating Your Content

Once you’ve installed the module and verified it’s been installed correct, consider a couple of issues before jumping into your first translation project:

  • Any content that you want to be translated should be set to a language (like “English”), not “LANGUAGE_NEUTRAL”.
  • The contents of a “project” goes to a single vendor.  So if you plan to use one vendor for your French and German projects, and a different vendor for your Portuguese project, be sure to create two separate projects for that same piece of source content.
  • If you have reference material you want to add to the project, compress it into a .zip file and have it ready before you create your project.
  1. Log into your Drupal account.
  2. Go to Structure > Cloudwords.
  3. On the Create Project tab, use the filters to find the content you want to translate. For example, if you use the Type filter to select Content, the Content Type filter appears to further refine the list of pages you see below.
  4. Select the checkboxes next to the items you want to translate.
  5. When you are done marking items to translate, click the Create Project button.
  6. Enter a Name for the translation project.
  7. If you have other reference material you want the vendor to consider, click the Choose File button to find the reference files that you have in a compressed .zip file.
  8. Look at the list of items to confirm these are the pieces you want translated. If you want to add items, click the Back button, mark additional items, and click Create Project.
  9. Now click Submit.

  10. Click the Please finish creating your project in Cloudwords link. 
    This opens the Cloudwords application (website) in a separate browser window.
  11. If necessary, log into Cloudwords.
  12. In the left column, use the dropdown to select an Intended Use for the project.
  13. In the right column, use the date controls to indicate when you want bids back from vendors, and when you need the translation delivered for you to review.
  14. DO NOT TOUCH the source or target language controls.
  15. Click Next.
  16. DO NOT ADD OR REPLACE source material files. You will see that there is already a .zip file with the contents from Drupal already attached to your project – Cloudwords extracted those contents from your Drupal, generating the .xliff files included in that zip.
  17. Click Next.
  18. On the Workflow and Followers page, click Next.
  19. Select the vendors and/or the “let Cloudwords choose other vendors for me” option.
  20. Click Finish and Request Bids. Vendors will receive your bid request, and will have the opportunity to submit their quote for your project.
  21. You will be notified by email when vendors have entered bids into Cloudwords. The email contains a link to get back into Cloudwords and select a winning vendor for your project.
  22. When the vendor delivers translated content into Cloudwords, you’ll receive an email notification that the translated content is ready to review.
  23. At that time, go into Drupal, and click Structure > Cloudwords.
  24. Click the Manage Projects tab.
  25. Click the project name. Click Import next to the language you want to review.
  26. Click the language. Then click the project name. The Edit page displays. Review the content on the View tab, or the Edit tab.
  27. Now you can either make changes to the translated content yourself, or request that the vendor make changes.
  • To make changes to the translated content yourself, click the Edit tab in Drupal and make changes.
  • To ask the vendor to make changes, log into Cloudwords, find the project, click its Translations section, then click Request RevisionsWhen the vendor uploads the updated content into Cloudwords, you’ll jump back to step 22, above (receiving email notification about materials ready to review).
    28. (In Drupal) When you consider the translations for a language are final and don’t need any additional work, click Approve next to the project and language in the Manage Projects tab in Drupal.

Note: Do not submit any Change Orders in Cloudwords. Change Orders are not supported in the Cloudwords Drupal integration.

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