Release 4.57

Hi! This week's big feature is the general availability of Page Views, the first in a series of features designed to give you more tools to measure and optimize the effects of your localization efforts. 

As always, if you have ideas or suggestions you'd like to see make it into the product, feel free to reach out to alexandre@weglot.com

new Page views statistics

The Page Views feature is now available for all Pro plans and above. 

It gives you insight into your website visitors’ location and their browser language, providing you with the data to see exactly where your website traffic is coming from and in what language visitors are viewing your site. 

This useful data can help you optimize your website translation efforts further and improve your international marketing strategy by understanding which new languages to target.  

You can activate the feature today in your Weglot dashboard. 

See my page views

beta URL Slugs import/export

For users with an Advanced plan and above using Weglot to translate their URLs, we now have capabilities to import and export your URL slugs. 

This makes it easy to translate the URLs in a staging environment and then importing it into a live website. It can also allows you to work with a Translation Management System to re-use existing translations to translate your URLs. 

If you'd like to test this feature, please reach out at support@weglot.com

update Improvements

- Added a warning when you order professional translations that aren't active on your website. 

- Added a "View more" button to easily access older notifications in the notification popover. 

- Added additional information in the interface when a credit card is refused by our payment provider. 

- Improved formatting of a few notifications when it comes to numbers & dates. 

- Clarified the concept of "custom name" and "local custom name" when it comes to languages. 

- Fixed a bug where translations could be copy pasted twice twice inside of the Visual Editor. 


Release 4.56

Hi👋This week's release marks the return to our regular updates after the major technical update of release 4.54, and includes a number of quality of life improvements. 

beta Work has begun on the "Organization" feature, which will allow you to better organize multiple projects and team members. If you'd like to be involved in its development or would be interested in testing it, please reach out to alexandre@weglot.com!

new URL merging

You're now able to associate all translations present on a URL to another URL, allowing you to handle scenarios where content has been moved from page to page and helping with big content migrations.


new Search and filters in Exclusions page

You're now able to search and filter exclusion rules in their dedicated page, which will help maintaining huge projects with complex content structures. 

Improvement Billing Address Autocomplete

You'll now get an helpful autocomplete when setting or changing your billing address. 

Improvement URL cleaning

URLs will now get deleted automatically whenever all of the translations associated with them are removed. 

Improvement Integrations

  • (WordPress) We've released a version 3.7.2 of the WordPress plugin to deal with compatibility issues with certain WordPress hosting solutions. 
  • (JS) Added an option to disable cookies added for logging purposes. 
  • (Shopify) Improvements to the translations in certain cases during checkout. 
  • (Squarespace) Properly translate additional login menus. 
  • (Salesforce) Fixed an issue where translations would interfere with some UI components. 

Improvement Security

  • Disabling 2FA on your account now requires that you re-authenticate through it.
  • Changing the email on your account now requires verifying the new email address.

fix Various fixes

  • Fixed an issue where search strings weren't displayed after a reload. 
  • Fixed a rare issue where translations couldn't be edited without reloading the page after creating a variable.


Release 4.55

Hi 👋 This week's release major feature is a step towards giving you more tools to manage your active and inactive translations. 

As always, if you'd like to suggest improvements to the product, click on "❓" and "Feedback" from your Weglot dashboard!  

[Major] Ability to mass delete inactive translations

We’ve added an easy solution to delete all inactive translations (or only the ones you haven’t worked on manually) without having to go through the Translation List. You can access it through the Inactive Translations page

Integration

  • Fixes to the behavior of Weglot’s auto-switch with Filipino-speaking users.
  • Fixes to the behavior of Weglot’s auto-switch in incognito mode.

CMS-specific

  • The WordPress plugin had a major release, 3.7, you can see what’s included here!
  • Improvements to our compatibility with Shopify apps checking for the users’ language.

Release 4.54

This week’s release focuses on a major technical upgrade to the framework used by the Weglot Dashboard. This is mostly under the hood and invisible to you, but improves reliability and opens the door for further improvements such as SSO. Stay tuned for that!

[New] URL-wide operations

You’re now able to easily order professional translations or export all your translations by selecting one or multiple pages.

[New] WordPress plugin 3.7

The new version of the WordPress plugin, version 3.7, has entered beta and will be released in a few days. It includes the following:

  • Access to the visual language switcher editor to easily customize the look of your switcher and preview the change live.
  • Improvements to the language switcher accessibility.
  • Better performance in the WordPress admin.
  • The ability to easily translate PDFs sent by some Woocommerce invoicing plugins.

If you’d like to beta test it, please reach out to us at support@weglot.com

[Improvement] Squarespace Integration

We’ve made multiple changes to improve the experience for the newly released Squarespace native integration

[Improvement] Dashboard Interface

  • You can now access the edition of your translations directly from the homepage.
  • [Enterprise] The custom language creation flow handles erroneous inputs better.
  • [Enterprise] You can now more easily filter URL slugs by whether they’re translated or untranslated.

Bug fixes

  • Multiple fixes to the translation of the Shopify checkout.
  • A fix to how the Visual Editor handles some edge cases of Javascript-based navigation.

[Beta] Subdirectories

We’ve made several improvements to the technical setup flow for the Subdirectories - the ability to put your Spanish-translated pages under https://www.example.com/es/… and the same domain as your main website. If you’d like to beta test this feature, reach out to us at support@weglot.com.

Variables feature, Weglot Academy, and project search bar

new Variables

We’ve now added a variable feature that allows you to combine translations that have similar (but not identical) content, into a single one. This is useful as it allows you to reduce your word count.

For example, "Order #324", "Order#325", or if a customer is logged in on your website and you display a message such as "Hello John," you may have several translations like the following:


Once you turn this into a variable, it will appear like this in your Translations List:


To create a variable navigate to your Translations List and click on the ‘see details’ icon next to the relevant translation, as shown below.

Read the FAQ variables article for the full tutorial. 


NEW Weglot Academy 

We’ve launched a brand-new learning platform, Weglot Academy, to give you an in-depth understanding and step-by-step video introduction to using Weglot, to help you make the most of your website translation project. 

Our first course, Weglot Fast Track Training, can be completed in 25 minutes and gives you a comprehensive tour of your Weglot Dashboard showing you the most important features to help you manage your translations and customize your multilingual website easily.

   

NEW Project search

For those with multiple Weglot projects, we’ve now made it easier to find a particular project with our new search bar feature. 

You’ll find the search option in the dropdown of your project list if you have at least 10 of them.  





Translations List filters, activity log update, and statistics

updateTranslation list filters  

We’ve now made it possible for you to select multiple filters within each value from your Translations List. For example, you can select both automatic and manual translation. 

This is useful if you want to view your translations based on a number of filters and also helpful when exporting translations directly from the Translations List. 

To access this feature, navigate to your ‘Translations List’ and then select the relevant filters from the dropdown, combining the filters as required.  

 


updateActivity log

The recently launched ‘Activity log’ has now been updated to include details of when someone makes a change to a glossary rule.


UPDATEStatistics 

For those with several languages on their Weglot project, your homepage will now give a general overview of all your translation requests. 


You can then navigate to your ‘Statistics’ tab to view in detail each separate language. 


Note: Statistics are only available for those on a Pro plan or above. 

Activity log, project progress bar and glossary update

new Activity log 

You can now view all the activities associated with your Weglot project through a dedicated page ‘Activity events’. Here you can filter by ‘User’ and then the type of activity that was carried out. 

This is useful as it gives you a clear overview of any activity that has taken place and by which team member. 



To access this feature, go to the homepage of your Weglot Dashboard, and on the right-hand side under ‘Activity’ click on ‘+ View more’. 


UPDATE Glossary custom language 

The glossary feature has now been fixed to ensure any rules you make with a custom language where there’s no language provider selected (for example British English to American English) will be applied. 


UPDATE Project progress bar 

We’ve made a small update on your Weglot Dashboard homepage to show the exact percentage of your current word usage and translation requests when you hover over it. 



This gives you a simple overview so you know when you’ll reach your monthly limit. This is only visible if you have 1 project. 

Advanced URL exclusion settings and synchronizing URL content progress update

newURL exclusion

In the ‘Translations Exclusions’ section of your dashboard, you can now make some new customizations when excluding URLs. 

We’ve added two options, ‘Language button visibility’ and ‘Exclusion behavior’. 

‘Language button visibility’ allows you to choose whether you want the language button to be shown on this URL even though the URL is not translated. If you keep it visible, the language switcher will be visible so visitors can change the language if they'd like. If not, the language switcher will be hidden. 

In the ‘Exclusion behavior’ drop down there are two options: 

  • ‘URL redirects to original URL’ means the translated URL will not be accessible and will always redirect to the original URL. 
  • ‘URL exists but is not translated’ means the page is accessible by URL but will not be translated. 

To access this feature navigate to your ‘Settings’ > ‘Translation Exclusions’ and ‘Add rule’. 


new Synchronizing URL content 

We’ve made a small update to show the live progress when synchronizing the content of your URLs, through the URLs tab. 

When you bulk synchronize your URLs a progress bar will appear at the top letting you know the action is taking place and showing you when it has been completed. 

To access this feature, navigate to your ‘Translations’ tab > ‘URLs’.  


update Notification on Translations List 

We’ve made a small update within your ‘Translations List’ to notify you if you have ‘Display automatic translations’ and/or ‘Make public’ switched off. 



Excluded block description, auto-upgrade, and assigning translations update

new Add context to excluded blocks and dynamic elements 

You can now add a description to any blocks you’ve added for exclusion. 

This is helpful as it allows you to note down the context of the excluded block. 

To do this, navigate to your ‘Settings’ > ‘Translations Exclusions’, click on the pencil icon to an already excluded block and add a note in the ‘Description’ field. Click on ‘Save rule’ to update it. 

A description can also be associated with any dynamic elements you've added for translation in the CMS-specific tab in your 'Settings'. 


update Search and replace 

We’ve added a new option to toggle on or off ‘Mark as reviewed’ within the ‘Search and replace’ feature. By default, any word you replace using this method will mark the translation affected by this search and replace as ‘manually reviewed’. 

You may want to toggle off this option if you’d like to keep the whole sentence/paragraph in which the word was included as automatic for later reviewing purposes. 

To switch this off, go to your ‘Translations List’ click on the search and replace icon next to the search bar, make a change and then toggle off the option before you click on ‘Replace’. 


NEWAuto-upgrade 

You can now choose to switch on ‘Auto-upgrade’ through your Weglot Dashboard. If selected, your account will be automatically upgraded to the next plan if your monthly limit is reached.  

This is useful as it means you won’t have any account disruptions and your website visitors can continue to browse your site in their language of choice. 

To enable this feature, navigate to ‘Billing’ 

And, toggle on ‘Auto-upgrade’. 


UPDATE Assigning translations 

We’ve made an update to the email someone will receive when you’ve assigned them translations. They will now get a direct link to the translations they need to review and/or edit. 

This is useful as they won’t need to manually filter by their name within the Translations List. 

However, bear in mind that if they have been assigned to multiple translation pairs, they will only be taken to one language pair and then need to manually filter on the other translation pairs to find their assigned translations. 

Glossary update, 2-factor authentication (2FA) live & import feature update

new Glossary now linked to URL slugs translation 

Any rules you make within your Glossary are now linked to your URL slugs translation if you’ve chosen to automatically translate your URLs. 

For example, if you choose to ‘Never translate’ a certain word and that word is within one of your URL slugs, it will remain unchanged once you click the ‘Auto Translate’ button. You can of course override this if you want to make manual adjustments to your URL slug translation. 

To access this feature, first, create a Glossary rule within the Translations > Glossary tab. Then navigate to your URL Slugs tab and select all your URLs, certain URLs, or just one, then click ‘Auto Translate’. 



The selected URLs will then be automatically translated and any translation rules you made within your Glossary will be taken into account here too. To make a manual edit, just click inside the box and make your change. 


new Import feature error 

When importing your translations through the Weglot Dashboard, you’ll now receive an email notification if there are any errors (a missing word) within your file import. 

Any errors within the imported file will not be uploaded and instead, you’ll receive an email stating that some of the translations could not be imported and a link to download the CSV/ XLIFF file containing those errors. 

This allows you to quickly see the errors, fix them and easily re-upload the corrected file.

This is useful as it identifies any issues immediately and ensures you won’t have any untranslated content on your site. 


new 2-factor authentication

You can now activate a 2-factor authentication when accessing your account through the Weglot Dashboard. This adds an additional layer of security to the authentication process. 

To access this, click on your profile within the dashboard and then on ‘Account’. 



Scroll to the bottom of the page and toggle on ‘Two factor authentication. 



A popup will appear with a QR-code asking you to scan it. Download the free application "Google Authenticator" or any two-factor authentication application and scan the QR-code to enable an additional layer of security for your account. 

Once that’s validated, each time you log in to your Weglot account it will ask for an additional passcode sent to your phone generated by your two-factor authentication app. 

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