Automate Acrolinx in Your Content Creation Workflow
Senior leadership, department managers, and developers want to get a higher-level assessment of whether their content is aligned with their strategy. You can automate Acrolinx with your applications to check content in batch. You can trigger Acrolinx manually or automatically. For example, some customers integrate Acrolinx to check content as part of an automated workflow step. They use Acrolinx Analytics to collect metrics that help them make business decisions.
Options for Automating Checks
If you want to set up automated checks in another environment, we offer two different options. Which option you choose, depends on your use case and a number of other questions.
Command Line Interface (CLI)
The Acrolinx Command Line Interface is a standalone tool. See more details in the CLI documentation.
Acrolinx Platform API
Are you a savvy developer? Use your favorite coding language and plug the Acrolinx Platform API directly into your content workflow. With the JSON-RPC-based API, build a deeper, more seamless integration in your tool landscape. You’ll need to write some code around fetching content and submitting checks to the Acrolinx Platform API. But we’ve got code samples and SDKs to help you get started! See documentation in GitHub.
Examples of Automated Checks
- Check your content as a batch operation
- In a Content Management System (CMS), check before you publish or translate
- In a Product Information Management System (PIM), check content as it's created or before publishing
- Automated check on an event (save, import, publish)
- Use Acrolinx as a quality gate to help make decisions as content moves through your process
- Automated website checking at regular intervals
- Check content in a database
- As a Jenkins build project as part of your agile process or CI (continuous integration)
- On any other server that's either triggered by a user or automatically by a workflow step.
File Input Types
Customers create their content in different file formats like XML, HTML, and DOCX. What formats do you use? See which file input types Acrolinx supports and what to do if Acrolinx doesn't support your file type.