Localize content

Localize content

Working with localization

Multi-channel content publishing also means managing content in different languages. Prepr offers unlimited locales for your content. Effortlessly localize your content into any language. Assign local versions to different users with a dedicated workflow and scheduling for their location.

Adding a locale

Every Prepr environment contains a default locale. You can recognize this locale by its ISO code (i18n), for example, en-US or de-DE.

Each environment has its own set of locales. You can add a locale as follows:

  1. Go to Settings → Locales. Here, you can select one or more locales for multi-language content items and set a default.

This feature is only accessible for owners, admins, and users with the Locales permission. Learn more about roles and permissions

Adding a locale

When you need to remove unwanted content from only one locale without affecting the entire web app, click to delete a content item and then choose to delete a specific language variant.


Adding, removing locales, or changing the default locale may have an effect on existing content items. Please make sure this change is compatible with your front end(s).

Working with multiple locales

If you've added multiple locales to your Prepr environment, go to the content item list and hover over the user of a specific content item to see a workflow summary of the locale versions of that content item like in the example below.

hover on user

To see the status of each locale for a content item, hover over the status info like in the example below.

hover on status

You can also filter your content item by language in the content item list.

On the Content tab you will see a set of filters in the sidebar. The default is based on All locales. The content item title in the content item list is the title in the default locale.

Working with multiple locales

When you create a content item, this item starts in the default locale. Under the save button in a content item sidebar, you will find the locale in which you are currently working.

Current locale

Create a language variant

If you want to create another language variant, go to your main content item and choose the language from the drop-down menu in the side bar. In the drop-down menu, you can see the workflow stage of each locale entry, for example, Not created, To do, In progress or Done.

A modal then opens from which you can click one of the following options:

  • Translate automatically using AI - Choose the source language if more than one is available and then choose the tone of voice or click the Skip button to start automatic translation. Prepr translates the text and creates the content item entry in your chosen language. You can then update this content item entry to refine the translated text.


Any linked content items in the translated content item will not be automatically translated. You need to translate each of these content items individually and update the links accordingly.

  • Copy content and translate manually - Choose the source language that you want to copy. Prepr creates a copy of the content item with the exact same text. You can then translate the text manually.

  • Start from scratch. - Prepr creates a content item with empty fields. You can then fill the content item from scratch.

Working with assets in multi-language content items

Do you want to use and describe one asset in different content items? That is facilitated by Prepr: it is possible to add a caption to the asset(s) per content item. In this way, you can have the caption in one content item deviate from the caption in the other content item. This is how you can describe the asset very precisely for your specific content item.

Manage captions in multi-language content items

Do you work with content items in multiple languages? The caption of an asset is language-dependent. This means you can have the caption in one language differ from the description in the other language.

To manage the caption in an asset per language, follow the steps below

1. Choose the asset for which you want to manage the caption

the Content tab and select the right content item. Hover over the thumbnail and click on the three dots. Select the option 'Edit caption'.

Edit caption

2. Enter the caption in the right language

Insert caption

3. Save the caption and switch to the content item in another locale

4 Choose the same asset for which you want to manage the caption and fill in the caption

Add caption to another image

Save the content item to apply the added captions to the assets.

Note: To enable asset caption in content items, you need to enable this function in the asset fields in a model or element.

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