New Feature: Copywriting

Many of our users repeatedly asked for it, so we decided to implement a new feature: it’s now possible to edit the source text (in the source language, thus) directly in the translation interface.

Thanks to this new feature, there’s no need anymore for your client or marketing team to come up with all the final text for the website before you can start developing it. Now you can simply define "placeholder" texts in your application using YAML keys and then let your client or marketing team “copywrite” the final text directly in the Translation.io interface.

This feature can even be used as a kind of minimalist CMS for your client.

Copywriting source text - step 1 Copywriting source text - step 2

Copywriting source text - step 3

Once the source text has been edited in the interface, it will be inserted directly in your application the next time you execute rake translation:sync. And don’t worry about conflicts, we’re taking care of that for you!

Please note that this feature can only be used with YAML keys as we can’t make any change to the GetText calls in your source code. Make sure to use YAML keys if you want your client to be able to edit the text.