The Lionbridge Connector for Sitecore ("Connector") is a plug-in module for Sitecore. It provides a range of features and user interface enhancements in Sitecore that enable you to select, send, monitor, and retrieve content for translation into any language Sitecore supports.
These features automate the process, which dramatically reduces the effort and time required to export and re-import content that needs to be localized. This is very helpful when translating large volumes of content or ensuring that translated content is quickly re-imported to meet deadlines.
When you use the Connector, you manage your translation lifecycle entirely from within Sitecore:
- The Connector exports your content from Sitecore in either XML or HTML format and delivers these content files to the central, hosted Clay Tablet Platform.
- The Clay Tablet Platform delivers your content to your translation provider, based on routing rules that your company chooses and the Lionbridge Connector Team implements.
- When the translated content is ready, the Clay Tablet Platform retrieves it from your translators and delivers it to the Connector.
- The Connector automatically re-imports the content into the correct location in Sitecore.
You can then review, revise, reject, or publish the translated content as needed.
Note: Neither the Connector nor the Clay Tablet Platform performs any translation. Similarly, the Lionbridge Connector Team does not provide any translation services. Your company chooses the translation provider that performs the translation.