Lilt + Craft connector enables companies to automatically push and pull web content between Craft and Lilt. This saves you time by providing seamless localization while letting you continue to work in the systems you know.
This Knowledge Base article will cover all of the necessary steps for install, configuration and use, as well as an FAQ with additional info and tips!
Installing and Configuring the Lilt Connector
To install the Lilt Connector, start by going to the Plugin Store in your instance of Craft. In the list of available apps, you can search for / or look under Localization in the side panel to find Lilt.
When you click into Lilt, you can find more information about this Connector. You can review Lilt’s website and documentation, and send any questions to our support team. From here, scroll down and click “Install”
Enabling the Lilt Plugin
Log in to your Craft CMS control panel as an administrator.
Go to the "Settings" section and click on "Plugins".
Find the Lilt plugin in the list of available plugins and click on the "Install" button.
Configuring Plugin Settings
In the Lilt plugin settings, you will find two important settings: API Key and API URL.
Contact the Lilt sales team to obtain your API Key and API URL.
Enter the provided API Key and API URL in the respective fields within the plugin settings.
Click “Update configuration” button
Sending a Request for Translation
By adding Lilt to your content model sidebar, your team can easily view localization statuses and send requests for translation at any time using the steps below.
In Craft, click on the Lilt plugin in the sidebar
Create a New Job
Click on “New Job” in the upper right hand corner
Fill in the corresponding fields
Select from all existing entries in your Craft instance
Select the relevant draft (i.e. current)
Instant translation: To immediately localize the selected content using Lilt's Contextual AI, ensure that
Instant translationis selected
Verified translation: To send the selected content to Lilt's in-house translators for localization, ensure that
Verified translationis selected
Click Create Job in the upper right hand corner
See Statuses of all jobs under the All Jobs tab
Ready for Review
Ready for Publish
Or Select the status under the options in the left hand side
In the same popup, you will find be able to select your Target Language either by search or checking the respective boxes. Make your language selections and click Submit.
Once submitted for localization, the status will change to “Ready to start.” This status is how our Connector identifies entries that are ready to be picked up for localization.
Lilt periodically checks Craft for content that has been sent for localization with Lilt. When this content is found, Lilt Projects are automatically created that contain the content to be localized. Once the content is pulled into Lilt, the content sidebar in Craft will display In Progress.
Lilt periodically checks for Projects marked as Done. When this is detected, the translated content is automatically sent back to Craft. Your language pair statuses will update in real time as they are delivered.
To view your translations, ensure you have multiple locales selected on your sidebar. Once all languages are completed to satisfactory quality, click to finalize the content and prepare it for publishing.
Click Preview in the Upper Right Hand corner to see a Preview of the content
Here, you’ll be able to see a draft version of what the target site could look like
How will we know when there are connector updates?
We will update the marketing material and corresponding instructions in the connector site and this KB. We will send a message to customers who currently use the plugin to update them. Finally, for more meaningful updates, we will schedule training with existing users.