Search Filters - How to easily find a translation?
In this article, you'll find out how to add filters to your Translation List to find a translation easily
There are different kinds of filters that you can use in your Translation List to find translations quickly.
To access your Translation List, go to the Translations > Languages page of your Weglot Dashboard and click on the language pair for which you wish to display the translations.
1. The Search bar
The simplest way to find a translation is to input your desired text in the Search bar of the Translation List:
You will then see all the translations containing the words you searched for.
You can also click on the magnifying glass icon in the search bar to use the Exact Search feature:
With this option activated, the search results will contain only the translations that exactly match your query (it is also case-sensitive). Results won't include translations containing the string you searched.
2. The search filters
When you select a language pair, you'll see the filter button on the right side:
Through this, you can choose which filters you wish to apply. Each filter is a collapsible menu that you can use to hide or display the different filter options.
Type of translation
- Text will display your text translations
- Meta (SEO) will display your meta descriptions, titles, and image alt attributes
- Media will display your media translation URLs (see How to change a Media file (Image, PDF ...) in my translated version)
- External Link will display your External Link URLs (see How to translate an external link?)
You can use the Quality filter to display only your Automatic, Manual, or Professional translations.
You can also use the Status filter to display only active translations, for example.
Likewise, you can display or hide translations containing variables from the results with the Contains variables filter.
The "Assigned to" and "Reviewed by" filters the translations assigned to or reviewed by a specific member of your project team, if you have any.
Finally, you can filter by Labels if you added any to your translations.
Please note that you can select different filters at the same time. For example, you can check "Text," "Manual," and "Active" to see all the manually edited translations that are active with the type "Text."
3. Sorting translations by date
On the right side, you can see the "Default" sorting option. Click on it to display the other options.
You can then sort the translations by:
- Creation date: This will sort translations based on their creation date
- Last seen date: This will sort translations based on the last time they were viewed on the translated version of your site
- Using the "Default" option: it will display your translations from most recent to oldest, based on a mix between the Creation Date and the Last seen date
Once you have selected your options, you can also sort in Ascending or Descending order by clicking the arrow.
Don't hesitate to check the details of your translations; you'll see the exact creation date and the "last seen" date. Hover over a translation and click on the icon:
You should then see a side panel with different tabs. To know more about the details of the translation, click on "Information":
4. The URL filter
You also have the possibility to filter your translations based on the URL it is associated with.
When you select a specific URL, it will show you all the translations associated with that page.
Please note that each translation is linked to one URL. If you have the same content displayed on several pages, it will be linked to the shortest URL.
You can select multiple URLs to display the translations associated with these:
- ctrl / ⌘ + click - Multi-select: allows you to select multiple translations one by one
- shift + click - Range select: allows you to select multiple translations by clicking on one, then on another, selecting all translations in between
You can also search for a term present in the URL by using the Search bar.
5. Removing filters
All filters that you select will be stacked and visible at the top of the window. You can quickly remove specific filters if you wish to broaden your search by clicking on the "X" icon on the added filters.