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Translation process

Site structure and content modifications on localized sites impact translation in MindTouch.

Source site

The source site provides the foundation for your other MindTouch instances. The source site is the site from which all your various language sites pull their core structure and root content.

  • Your source site structure (hierarchy) dictates the core structure of your localized site(s). Any changes to your source structure are carried over into in your localized site(s) upon import.
  • Your source site content should be generally the same across all international markets. Any changes to your source content are reflected on coinciding pages of your localized site(s) upon import.

Initial translation and subsequent updates

Initially, your entire translated source site will be imported into your localized instance(s). Subsequent updates will require only partial exports and imports.

The partial export is bound by a beginning date and the date of the export. To minimize overlap and ensure that all necessary content is exported successfully, set the beginning date equal to the date of the prior translation export.

Maintaining your source site

Keep your localized site(s) in mind as you update your source structure and content. Only include content meant to be available across all localized sites.

How updates affect your translated sites

Scenario 1: Content changes in localized site

Modifications to localized pages will be overwritten with future imports.

Scenario 2: Structure changes in source site

Modifications to the source site structure (hierarchy) will overwrite the localized site structure with future imports.

Scenario 3: Structure changes in localized site

Modifications to the localized site structure (hierarchy) will be overwritten with future imports.

Scenario 4: Deleted pages from localized site

Pages deleted from the localized site will remain deleted with future imports.

Scenario 5: Deleted pages from source site

Pages deleted from the source site will not be deleted from the localized site with future imports.

Scenario 6: Added pages in localized site

Pages manually added to the localized site will not be modified with future imports.

Scenario 7: Added pages in localized site and moved parent in source site

Pages manually added to the localized site will remain under their associated parent page with future imports, even if the parent page was moved in the source site.

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