One of the .NET CMS darlings Sitecore (news, site) extended its relationship with partner, Clay Tablet Technologies, on the globalization front. The main purpose is to automate content translation processes and workflows.

Multilingual Content Management with the New Plugin

It may come as a shocker, but not all of the web population can read English. Managing content effectively in a CMS is one side of the story. Being able to manage multilingual and localized content effectively is another challenge.

Clay Tablet has a translation connectivity software that allows for Sitecore Web CMS to talk to various translation providers and systems, allowing for content stored in the CMS to be globalized via translation and localization workflows.

Regardless of who is your translation provider of choice, using the CMS UI in the Content Editor or Page Editor, editors can automate translation processes of either individual content items or batch translations. In addition to that, there's a queue monitoring function to keep track of an item's status.

Once content is translated, Clay Tablet’s plugin allows to return it back into the CMS for further review and publishing.

Sitecore Connector V3.0

This development is, of course, comes out of the latest release of the Clay Tablet Sitecore Translation Connector v3.0.

Some of its features include:

  • Bulk export
  • Field filtering
  • Automated version creation
  • Email notifications

The connector requires a separate install using “Packager,” followed up by configurations to connect the CMS to a translation memory, or a translation tech or provider.