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Tom Jaeger - EE Harbor

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Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Module


Transcribe is an ExpressionEngine addon that makes the creation of multi-lingual ExpressionEngine websites as simple as content population. Transcribe includes the ability to create translations of your Template Groups and template names, as well as the ability to inject a language specific segment into your URI site-wide.

With Transcribe you can now build multi-language websites by simply populating content.  You no longer have to mess around with template logic surrounding segments or statuses.

Transcribe is a fully featured solution for creating multi-lingual websites in ExpressionEngine. Transcribe handles everything from word/phrase translation to channel entry management between languages and even url translation/routing!

Transcribe includes the ability to

  • Create translations of your template routes
  • Switch Channel content between languages without having to update templates
  • Inject a language URL segment into your site globally
  • Specify variables in your templates to be swapped between languages
  • Relate entries between languages
  • Build language specific Structure Trees
  • Enable and Disable languages on your site

Transcribe Links

This entry was created January 20, 2011, 2:38 pm.
This entry was last updated June 20, 2014, 10:55 am.

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20 Reviews:

Sjoerd 05.23.14

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If you need a Multi Language solution: this is it, really awesome. Simple and flexible: it does what it should do. And the support is fantastic, great module!

Hammerquist 05.15.14

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For the most part, this is a great add-on.  But, if you have a problem, you are out of luck.  I found an issue that they told me was a bug.  We emailed back and forth for a week, then nothing.  Radio silence for a month now, 10 emails, no response.  This module is too expensive to have zero support.

steeben 03.25.14

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The transcribe plugin saved us lots of time and hassle and has provided more functionality versus some of the other multilingual tools we’ve used. Tom offered us an amazing amount of support implementing a tricky rollout. I have never seen a developer care this much about their software.

JamesB 12.02.13

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It makes multi-lingual sites super slick and easy for end users in the control panel, especially with Structure! The best thing about it though has to be the support. Tom is quick to respond and really listens and wants to help. Very rare!

Erwin Heiser 07.17.13

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Has its quirks but altogether a fantastic add-on that really facilitates building a multi-lingual site. Really stable on EE2.6.1 and timely support from Tom. A few things I’d like to see added: grouping variables, wygwam support in variables, have certain fields (images) persist across languages.

Noor Mohammad 07.03.13

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The extension is more than what meets the eyes. The value of the extension is only realized when applied to the website. The documentation is precise. The support is extra-ordinary. Tom went the extra mile helping me with Arabic. Can’t live without it for my future multilingual sites.

rohanoberoi 06.25.13

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The current version of Transcribe is 1.5 and has not been updated in quite some time. On the latest version of EE (2.6.1) it gives a number of errors in the Developer Log.  EEharbor support directs you to send your queries to an email address which is quite slow to reply (no reply in two weeks).

CreateSean 04.23.13

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Transcribe makes multi lingual sites easy. PLus the support is incredible. 100% worth the cost and more. I cannot recommend purchasing this addon enough.

Bluedreamer 03.19.13

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Finding the best method to add languages to a site is always a dilemma, then I found Transcribe and all my worries drifted away.

Fantastic addon, and so easy to implement!

Philip 02.27.13

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Transcribe is really good. AAAAA+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

johnniefp 02.11.13

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My de facto method for creating multilingual site now. I tried many methods including rolling my own, this one just works and does it well.

Support is excellent and it regularly gets lovin in the form of updates.

It may look expensive but think of the time savings.
Oh, it’ MSM savvy too.

Joseph W 01.21.13

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This makes multi-language sites a lot easier.

My only real complaint is that the Variables interface is kind of a pain. It would be nice if it showed all the languages for a variable on one page and had a way to group variables.

Sparkles 12.14.12

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I thought this addon was a bit pricy, but turned out to be worth every penny. Best customer service of EE ever and if extra’s needed simply added !

mediapimp 10.17.12

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Great add-on and killer support! And I believe the latest version now has Structure support.

mcsnidely 10.02.12

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Excellent add-on and excellent support from Tom. Highly recommended.

Sextans 09.26.12

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Simple and very powerful, this is exactly what you need to translate your EE websites.

Best customer service I had in years. Thanks Tom!

romadev 08.20.12

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After always solving the multilingual issues manually, this plugin is basically the perfect solution. Finally real multilingual SEO-friendly URLs, perfect direct support, now even with Structure support. What else do you need? Can‘t wait for the MSM site-wide variables.

Carlo 06.13.12

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After trying just about every multi-lingual add-on out there, Transcribe was a heaven-sent. Installation and use are as easy as can be. My clients are thrilled on how fast the can add their own translations. Best solution, period.

EE Harbor’s support has been superb!

Steven Grant 05.15.12

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Great approach to doing multi-lingual sites and the support from EE Harbor is stellar. Xpression - did u contact the guys about your probs? For me one of the best add-on devs out there.

xpression 05.14.12

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Still no Structure support. And for $ 150,- it’s also very expensive!