Beebox extensions or plugins add new custom functionality to your Beebox:
- Pseudo translation algorithms: Commonly used for localization purposes during development and testing. The Beebox includes by default algorithms to "translate" by converting source text to upper case, lower case, by reshuffling characters or by making text longer or shorter.
- Text filters or QA: Accessible from the translation editor to find erroneous translations, missing translations or other content that does not pass quality checks. Plugins are useful if you have very specific QA or filter needs.
- Translated file actions: Can be used to transfer translated files to a different location, to rename files, etc.
Do you need to extend other aspects? Please contact us.
Where do I obtain extensions?
Each extension simply is a zip file that you upload to the Beebox page described below.
Add, remove and manage extensions
Click Extensions to view all currently installed plugins:
Upload an extension package
To newly upload or upgrade an existing extension, click Upload package and select the extension package file.
Packages are ZIP files that contain one or more extensions. In the example above, the package contains three extensions. This is a sample package you can download here.
If a package is invalid or is not compatible with the Beebox version you have installed then an error message will be displayed. Contact the package developer for help.
View extension details
Each extension shows its name, version number and author. You can easily remove an extension with the Delete link.
Activation: Some extensions are enabled immediately upon download and others may require explicit activation individually per project. In our example above, you can see that the first two extensions are active by default and the third one needs to activated in each project.
Parameters: Some extensions may be configurable. The default parameters shown in the page above can be changed individually per project.
Activate extensions in projects
Once extensions are uploaded, the project settings page will show a new block of information at the bottom:
You can switch on or off extensions in the selected project. And, you can change extension parameters.
You will need to contact the developer of the extension to troubleshoot any problems.
If you are a developer, you may want to read the troubleshooting section for extension developers.