Content Override: Easyling can now create a single page on the site from scratch, or even override the selected page’s content with custom HTML specified by the user. This feature provides a fully featured HTML editor, and allows the user to enter the code for a complete page, along with a URL, which will “host” this page. The “virtual” page is then made available on the selected URL (overriding any page already there), ready for translation, should it be needed. The most usual use for this is creating a localizable search page: the user would copy the source of an empty page template, adding, say, a Google Site Search element, which would be able to search the translated site, instead of the original.
Group Pages: sometimes pages should be handled in bundles. Such is the case for web applications and webshops, where many pages are just variations of the same item, or the order confirmation pages are on unique, parametrically generated URLs, but have the same content. In such cases, specifying a filter expression matching the URL mask of the pages will instruct Easyling to treat them as belonging together, and sharing the same dictionary. This will also cause only the first instance to be shown in the page list, avoiding further unnecessary clutter.
DOCTYPE retention: some pages may rely on specific standards related to layout rules, which may have changed over time. When these rules are determined by the page’s DOCTYPE attribute, Easyling can be instructed to forgo our convention of serving HTML5-compliant pages, and retain the original DOCTYPE attribute. This feature is available in the new ‘Tweaks’ area of our Advanced settings menu.
Caching: Easyling now has a new version of the cache, called the Keep Cache. By caching the most translated state of the page, and serving that, not only are site load times improved drastically, but the Bleeding Effect is also eliminated: any new content will simply not be served until it is translated, but new translations are pushed through automagically.
Last week, we also gave a presentation at the Budapest2014 conference for freelance translators on website localization. Here’s a video from the event:Dedicated demo for You Tweet