Last month, the European Commission issued a call for Beta testers, over the social media chan-nels, including ELRC’s. Website designers and developers working with WordPress were invited to test the new eTranslation plug-in for automated website translation.
The last five places for additional testers are still available:
if you are interested, send a short email to CNECT-LANGTECH@ec.europa.eu.
The eTranslation plug-in aims to simplify the localisation of website contents offering a direct text translation from and into all languages supported by eTranslation. Webpage visitors will benefit from this function by just selecting one of the available languages on the website, while a cus-tomisable disclaimer will inform them that the displayed texts are machine-translated.
The Beta test phase with SMEs and Public Administrations started already in the second half of April, and the testers will be able to provide their feedback until 15th May. The final tool will be released as WordPress plug-in after successful testing.
Free: the eTranslation WordPress plug-in will be publicly available for eTranslation users from Public Administrations, SMEs, NGOs, and Academia.
Easy to integrate: after the installation of the WordPress plug-in, webpage administrators will only need to contact the eTranslation Helpdesk (email@example.com) to receive their eTranslation credentials.
Easy to customise: webpage administrators will be able to decide which languages shall be of-fered on the webpage. The plug-in can process most of the CMS features (e.g., text, titles, table of contents, headers, footers, etc.) automatically, but a basic translation editing is also possi-ble.
Safe: the translated content is cached on the website server, i.e., the contents will not be moved to external services – not even temporarily. An error logging will support the webpage administrator in inspecting possible eTranslation connection errors.
Stay tuned for more information about the further developments and releases here!
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