What happens if I change the original content of my website?

In this article, you'll learn what happens when you change your website's original content and how Weglot handles these modifications.

You may need to update the original content on your website from time to time to keep it fresh and up to date. It's important to know that changing the original content on your website will impact your Weglot translations.

1. How Weglot Works:

Here's a breakdown of Weglot's process:

  • It scans your website's original content.
  • It generates translations into the chosen language.
  • Translations are stored in your Weglot Dashboard > Project(s) > Languages.
  • Translated content is displayed on your website.
  • The final result matches the original content.

2. Modification of Original Content:

When Weglot translates your original content, it creates its equivalent in your selected language.

For example, your website has English as the original language and French as the translated language. When you change your website's original content, Weglot treats it as new content, generating new translations. For instance:

  • Original: "I have one apple."
  • Translation: "J'ai une pomme."

If you change the original to "I have two apples," Weglot will generate a new translation: "J'ai deux pommes."

3. Consequences in Your Translation List:

  • Modifying original content can impact your Translation List.
  • New translations are created with each content change, prioritizing the latest versions.
  • Manual translations are retained but replaced by new automatic translations.
  • Unused translations need to be manually removed from your Translation List.

Important Note:

If you have previously manually edited a translation and an edit has been done to the original content, you will not lose this manual translation. However, since the content has changed, the new automatic translation generated by Weglot will be displayed instead of the manual one. If you'd like to keep the previous manual translation, you can find it in your Translations List and copy and paste it into the newly created translation.

These unused translations won't be automatically removed from your Translation List. You'll have to manually remove them so they won't be part of your word count.

For instructions on removing translations, refer to these articles:

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