CMS are not born multilingual
Presentation by Allan Hall and Konstantin Dranch at virtual conference tekom
Most popular CMS are terrible at supporting multilingual and a modern translation workflow. For example, it's next to impossible to make continuous updates in multiple languages for WordPress, the most popular website CMS. Email: making multilingual campaigns in the most popular tool Mailchimp is a big hurdle as well.
It's a long journey to develop a CMS that is smooth when it comes to languages.
Allan Hall and Konstantin Dranch offer an advocacy piece for creators of new CMS and provide a checklist of things that need to be done to make products suitable for localization.
- Centralized content lake
- API to operate all types of content, down to category names and SEO tags
- multilingual navigation
- support for XLIFF exports
- language processing automation and the ability to customize media content for local versions
- RTL support.
and other very much needed (and often unsupported) features.
Presented November 4, 2020 at tekom.