This guide will walk you through the necessary setup steps and takes only a few minutes.

Phrase supports a wide variety of platforms and formats, but the basic setup process works quite similar for every technology. This guide will walk you through the necessary setup steps and takes only a few minutes.

1. Sign up for an account

If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and sign up for a free trial account. Enter your name or the name of your company, your email address and choose a secure password.

2. Create your project

After signing up, a wizard will guide you through the necessary steps to set up your first project. A project can be a web application or mobile app you’re working on, an ad campaign that you want to localize etc.

The wizard will ask you to enter your default locale (the main language of your project) and the additional locales you want to support in your application or project.

3. Upload your locale files

Usually your application or project already has locale files containing translations for your default locale, e.g. your english source translations. Phrase supports all common localization file formats and we add new formats on a regular basis.

If you don’t have any locale files at hand we will provide an example file.

You can also use command line tools to upload and download your locale files as shown later in this guide.

4. Add your team

Once you have set up the basic information and resources for your project, feel free to invite your team. You can invite your product managers, developers, translators to work with you on your localization projects.

5. Completing the Wizard

After completing the wizard you will be directed to the project overview where you can see the project you just created. Jump directly into the project to see and manage all the locales you created.

Now you’re all set to manage your existing localization data or add new resources that need translation. All within Phrase.

What’s next?

For a demo of how to go through the first steps after creating a Phrase account and further information on basic functionalities you can also watch our Webinar 

You set up your project successfully but how should you work with Phrase? Read the workflow introduction

Set up the In-Context-Editor

If you’re working on a web application we recommend installing In-Context Editor for even better and faster localization. Learn more about In-Context Editor

Platform-specific Setup

Want to dive deeper? See these articles for setup guides tailored to specific platforms

Set up PhraseApp for Ruby on Rails

Set up PhraseApp for RubyMotion

Set up PhraseApp for Play Framework

Set up PhraseApp for Android

Set up PhraseApp for iOS

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