Site Editor

Make simple changes to your source language content.

The Site Editor allows you to make simple changes to the source content (i.e. native language) of your website using the Localize dashboard, without having to go through the expensive and time-consuming process of involving your development team.

Enabling the Site Editor

To enable the Site Editor, click the Site Editor checkbox in your Project Settings: Project Profile, or click the Try Site Editor button on the Site Editor overview page.

Setting Permissions

You will also need to modify your team permissions here, and add the Site Editor permission to the desired team member(s) and project(s).

  • Click Manage Access on the Team page for each team member that will be using the Site Editor.
  • You can either add the permission across all projects, or grant it for specific projects.


Owner Role Permissions

Permission to use the Site Editor will be automatically granted to team members that have the owner role.

Using the Site Editor

To bring up the Site Editor, select the Site Editor link in the main navigation area.

Editing Your Content

  1. To edit content, select the Edit source link below the content.

  1. This will display the editing text field:

  1. Make any changes necessary and select Publish

  1. The changes are saved, and the phrase is marked as being edited by the current user.

This is the page in the website before the edit (in the source language):


...and this is the page after the edit:



Translations not Affected

Keep in mind that after you change a source content phrase, any translations that were previously made for that phrase may no longer match, and you may have to update the translation(s).

Labels, Context, Info

For each piece of content that you edit, you can add labels, context and view information about the content, just like you can in the Phrases editor.

Filtering Content


You can filter your source content by selecting one or more labels in the Labels panel:

Edited or Not

You can filter your content using the options in the left navigation panel to view:

Edited By

You can filter your edited source content phrases by the person or people that edited the content.


You can filter your source content based on when the phrase was added to the dashboard. Simply select a time period to filter the content.


Selecting a page/folder from the filter by Pages list will show all phrases in that page or folder.

NOTE: The Pages filter goes up to 3 folders deep. If you have content that is in deeper subfolders, it will be visible in its parent folder when using this filter.

Searching for Content

You can also search for specific phrases using the Search field.