Episerver Connector

Streamline multilingual content creation in Episerver with an integrated solution that automates the translation process. Send your website - either partially or entirely - for translation directly from Episerver, in just a few simple clicks.

Increase productivity

Eliminate manual, time-consuming steps in your multilingual content creation process.

Reach more customers

Access a network of over 5000 language experts who specialise in more than 175 languages.

Transparency

Centralise translation and keep an overview of projects all from within your digital platform.

The content manager’s lot

Creating content can be a loveless chore. You feed the machine, but it will always want more. You struggle to create something that makes the page feel alive. Then it needs to be translated, times five.

That means you need to send source files to five different translators, get the text back, send it to be internally reviewed, coordinate and combine all the comments and corrections, and then copy and insert the amended text into all the language versions on the website.

It’s a tricky and time-consuming process, and it’s a common task for a content manager. However, there is a solution that streamlines language work in your digital platform. A solution that makes the entire translation process as smooth and painless as possible.

The Episerver Connector

The LanguageWire Episerver Connector is a translation solution that is integrated into your Episerver platform. This allows you to send your website - either partially or entirely - for translation directly from Episerver, in just a few simple clicks. The automated process allows you to free up time so you can focus on strategic goals, content optimisation, new initiatives and promotions instead.

The benefits

Here’s a run-down of some major benefits to be gained from translation integration and automation with a LanguageWire Episerver Connector:

  • Shorten your time-to-market
  • Avoid annoying copy-paste errors
  • Simplify multilingual content creation workflows
  • Free up resources and reduce costs
  • Centralise translation and keep an overview
  • Added security via HTTPS encrypted data transfer
  • Standard NuGet package that installs through regular deployment methods

Selected features

  • Select the content to be translated, fill up the basket and proceed with the order whenever it suits you.
  • Advanced settings – e.g. you can define beforehand which fields and templates can be translated.
  • Stable and secure synchronisation between Episerver and LanguageWire, so system crashes, loss of internet connection etc. won’t disturb your projects and deadlines.
  • The simple installation and updating procedure means that new versions of the Episerver Connector can be installed in just a few minutes.

How it works

1. Order

Like in an online store, you choose the content you want to send for translation. You do this in your Episerver Edit View. This is where the Episerver Connector is implemented. It’s up to you if you would like to send individual pages or blocks to be translated - or if you would prefer to create a project that contains several pages and blocks. You can also choose which target languages you would like your content to be translated into. As soon as you’ve collected the required content in the basket, you proceed with your order with just a few simple clicks.

Episerver Add to Basket

2. Checking and handling

Our Episerver Connector is equipped with an automatic validation function, which checks and validates the files before they are sent for translation. Then, your assigned project manager and language expert team receive the job in LanguageWire and get started on the work. You can always follow the progress of your translation jobs directly in your Episerver CMS.

Episerver Basket Validation

3. Delivery

When your translation is finished, it’s automatically sent to your Episerver CMS and is placed in the pre-defined language version. You’ll now be able to see a preview of the text and approve it before you publish.

Episerver Page

It’s that easy

No external programs, files or complicated and time-consuming processes - instead you have simple, secure and effective management of all your translations.

In short

  • A direct and automatic link between your Episerver platform and LanguageWire
  • Order translations from within Episerver using a familiar checkout basket flow.
  • Item fields are updated with translated content for review and publishing.
  • Increase productivity and publish more multilingual content.
Episerver Connector

Robust and open architecture

Anders Bondorf
Anders Bondorf Technology Director, Software architecture & internal systems, LanguageWire
Working in close cooperation with Episerver, LanguageWire has developed the next generation of translation connector. Our solution supports Episerver version 8 through to 9.
1 One
Source content
From the very moment you place any content in the connector's shopping basket, the connector will send the content for pre-validation on the LanguageWire server. And at a later stage, when you set up a translation project from your basket, it means the connector guarantees that all content has already been validated. This ensures that LanguageWire's translators never receive any content from us that they can't open or read, meaning we can take full responsibility for making sure the content can be handled and returned to your Episerver installation.
2 Two
Translate content
Our translators work with dedicated tools that ensure your element and field structures are maintained, meaning that LanguageWire can guarantee the connector will be able to automatically import the content once the translators have finished your assignments.
3 Three
Robust architecture
Based on our experience with API solutions, we placed great emphasis on stability and error management during the development of this solution. We use a robust architecture based on asynchronous communication and a queuing system to ensure that translations and communication between your Episerver installation and LanguageWire don't get lost, i.e. in the case of interrupted or unstable network connections.
4 Four
Open architecture
The connector is installed as an Episerver plug-in (a gadget) and the connector communicates with the LanguageWire server via our newly developed REST-API. All requests are passed from the connector to the LanguageWire server, so we have no special requirements for configuring the firewall on the Episerver server. The REST-API is open, so other connectors and integrations can be developed.
5 Five
Security
LanguageWire's server REST-API authenticates requests from the connector from a customer-specific key value, which must be manually stored in Episerver during the installation of the connector. This key cannot be (mis)used for logging into LanguageWire's platform. Communication between the connector and the LanguageWire server is always encrypted (https).

Ready to reach your global audience?

It's time to start speaking the right language by using powerful technology to collaborate with a world of experts. Get in touch with the LanguageWire team or get started right away.