Exclude Phrases

Stop specific content from being found by Localize.

✔ Localize for Web


Exclude Phrases by CSS Classes & IDs

You can block specific content from being brought into your Localize dashboard by adding the appropriate CSS selectors to this list in your Project's Library Settings: Exclude Phrases page. You can block both CSS classes and CSS IDs.

Watch this short video to learn how to use this feature.

  • Simply add each CSS class or ID to the list by clicking Add Selector.
  • After entering a CSS selector, you can Edit the selector or Delete it.

After clicking Add Selector, enter the selector then click Save.
You can add as many as required.

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Simple Selectors

Only simple CSS selectors are supported at this time, like .my-class-name or #my-id. This means that you can't use compound selectors like div .my-class-name or span #my-id.

Block New Phrases by Pattern

You can block specific words or phrases in your website from being brought into the Localize dashboard by adding regular expressions in your library settings.

  • Simply add each word or phrase by clicking Add Phrase.
  • Regular expressions are supported. You can select from:
    • Exact Match - enter the exact page or subdirectory name to exclude
    • Starts With - the page or subdirectory name starts with these characters
    • Ends With - the page or subdirectory name ends with these characters
    • Contains - the page or subdirectory name contains these characters
    • Regular Expression - for any other custom regex not supported above

Click Add Phrase to add a new phrase/pattern.
After entering a phrase to disable, you can Edit the phrase or Delete it.

To add a new phrase/regex, click the Add Phrase button.

  • Select a regex type from the list.
  • Enter the relevant characters in the input field
  • Click Save

For examples of custom Regular Expressions that you might want to use, and for more instructions, see the Regular Expressions doc in our Developer Docs.

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Existing Phrases

This feature will only block new phrases from coming into the Localize dashboard.

If phrases already exist in the dashboard, they won't be blocked after adding a word/phrase to the ignore list. They will have to be manually deprecated or trashed.


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