Third & Grove builds a lot of websites for enterprise clients that need to manage their content for markets around the globe. As a result, effectively generating and managing reliable multilingual content is of fundamental importance in many of our projects. While most CMSs are able to create websites with a “one to many” approach, Drupal kicks it up a notch with a robust translation interface, multiple versions of content, categories and menu items per locale, and the ability to deploy content from a master hub to new environments. By allowing market sites to connect with each other, and by facilitating the creation, moderation and deployment of translated content across environments, Drupal moves from “one to many” to “many to many.”
One of the packages that we here at TAG have found extremely useful is translations.com's GlobalLink Suite. It integrates with the Drupal CMS, providing users with a powerful solution to initiate, automate, control, track, and complete all facets of the translation process. Content can be sent directly from Drupal into translations.com’s TMS software where it can be translated either by the client or a vendor. Once complete and signed off on, these translations can be imported back into Drupal. Through the unique combination of Drupal functionality and the extended workflow capabilities of GlobalLink, our clients have a comprehensive platform to create, manage and deploy their enterprise content internationally.
Over the last few months we’ve had the opportunity to rewrite the GlobalLink module for Drupal, releasing an alpha in December, and soon we’re releasing our production-ready version. It’s packed full of awesome features that we hope will make everyone’s lives easier, including:
- Content control
- Rapid deployment
- Seamless integration
- An intuitive interface
- Rapid ROI
- Translation memory integration
- Process flexibility
We’re very excited about this new Drupal multilingual package and hope it proves as useful to you as it has to us. As always, we’re open to your comments and feedback, so please let us know what you think.