This tutorial shows how to translate Drupal sites. You will choose translators once. Then, use the Translation Dashboard to send and receive contents.
- Drupal is Running Multilingual
- The i18n and Translation Management modules should be installed in your Drupal site. Not yet? Instructions for turning your Drupal site multilingual
- Multilingual Workflow in Drupal
- You need to tell Drupal what needs translation. The multilingual status checkup will help you verify that.
Normally, an experienced Drupal developer would take care of these two initial steps. If you need help setting up Drupal as multilingual, contact us. We can help you on a per-hour service.
Ready? Let’s get started!
Using ICanLocalize to Translate Your Drupal Site
ICanLocalize is tightly integrated into Drupal, allowing you to get excellent translation, quickly, easily and on a small budget. You will need to follow these steps:
- Invite translators from ICanLocalize.
- Translators will apply. Choose the ones you prefer.
- Send contents for translation.
- Our server counts words and calculates the cost.
- Deposit payment and translators get to work.
- Completed work is send straight to Drupal, ready for publishing.
Step 1) Choosing Translators
First, you need to choose your translators. Professional translators from ICanLocalize will apply for this job. You can see their profiles, interview them and choose the ones that you like best. They are all great translators, so it is not going to be an easy decision.
Explain to the translators about your business and the target audience. Then, you can select those with previous experience in your field.
Step 2) Sending Contents
From the Translation Dashboard, you can send contents to translation, check the translation status, communicate with your translators and access your ICanLocalize account.
The top part of the page is the display filter. Choose which documents to display.
Then, you will see a list of documents. Choose which ones to send to translation.
At the bottom, there are check-boxes next to each translation language. Select the languages and choose the translator and send.
You can also see the cost estimate for your site with a breakdown to different content types.
Step 3) Getting Completed Translations
Once translations are complete, they will be sent directly to your site. Our system makes sure that translations are ready for publishing. Your pages will always contain correct HTML. In addition, we adjust all internal links to other translated pages and synchronize between originals and translations.