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Wix Setup Guide

This setup guide describes how to translate your Wix website with Weglot.

Step by step guide to make Wix multilingual

This setup guide describes how to translate your Wix website with Weglot.

Introduction

You can integrate Weglot in 2 different ways:

  • JavaScript integration:  Quick and easy integration. Simply copy paste a short Javascript code snippet into the appropriate space on your Wix admin dashboard. It takes 5 minutes to install and doesn’t require any coding knowledge.
  • Subdomains integration: More in-depth and better for SEO. Your translated pages will each have their own subdomains, such as (fr.mysite.com) for a French-language page. This takes up to about 15 minutes and requires you to add a few entries to your DNS records (and we can provide help with this if you need!). This integration is better for SEO as you have a dedicated URL for each language.

JavaScript integration

1) Create a Weglot account.

This account will be the place where you have all your translations and where you will manage them. Simply create a Weglot account here.

Weglot Wix setup guide register

2) Choose the “JavaScript integration” option.

After validating your email, you will arrive on the Weglot setup page. Scroll down to the part “Other possible integrations” and click on “Use Javascript integration”

3) Choose languages

Specify the original language of your website (the language in which your website is originally created) and the languages you want to translate it into. 

Specify the original language of your website (the language in which you created your website) and the languages you want to translate it into. 

In the example below, the website was originally in English, and will be translated into French.

Click “Next”.

4) Copy the code

Simply copy the JavaScript code snippet shown to you.

5) Paste the code

Go to your Wix admin area. Once there, click on Settings > Tracking Tools & Analytics (at the very bottom of the left menu, under “Advanced Settings”).

  • Click on “+ New Tool” and “Custom”
  • Paste the JavaScript snippet previously copied
  • Under “Add Code to Pages”, in “All pages”, select “Load code on each new page” in the dropdown
  • Click on “Apply”

6) It’s done!

Go to your website, and you should see the language button at the bottom right. It might take a few minutes for it to appear. Try changing the language, and you should see the automatic translations on your website!

7) Start editing your translations

You can now review and manually edit your translations in your Weglot account. Log in to your Weglot account, then go to “Translations” to find all your translations and edit them.

Subdomain integration

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT

To use this integration, you will need to have your own domain name already (mywebsite.com instead of mywebsite.wixsite.com). If you haven’t bought your domain already, don’t use this integration method. You will need to create subdomains so you need to access the DNS records area of your domain name.

1) Create an account on Weglot.

This account will be the place where you can view and manage all your translations. Simply create a Weglot account here.

Weglot Wix setup guide register

2) Choose the “Subdomain integration” option.

After validating your email, you will arrive on the Weglot setup page. Scroll down to the part “Other possible integrations” and you click “Use Subdomain integration”.

Weglot Six setup guide subdomain integration

3) Choose languages.

After validating your email, you will arrive on the setup page of Weglot. Enter your website URL (You must enter your own domain name, like mywebsite.com)

Then, specify the original language of your website (the language in which you created your website) and the languages you want to translate it into.

In the example below:

  • the domain is: weglot-translate-wix.com
  • the original language is: English
  • the translated language is: French

Click “Next” to go to the next step.

Weglot Wix setup guide 2

4) Enter your new DNS entries

In this step, you will add new entries to your DNS record. You can find these on your Wix dashboard in the DNS Record Zone.

Weglot Wix Setup guide 3

Go to your Wix admin area, then click on Settings > Domains.

Now there are 2 options, depending on whether your domain name is managed within Wix or via an external domain name provider (such as GoDaddy, Hover, 1&1, Google Domains).

Weglot Wix DNS setup

a. Domain name managed within Wix admin

If you bought your domain name directly inside Wix, then you should be able to click on “Advanced” like in the screenshot below.

Then, click on “Edit DNS” and “+ Add another” on the “CNAME (Aliases)” line. Enter the DNS entries provided (like in the screenshot below) and click on “Save DNS” at the top right.

Weglot Wix Setup guide DNS

b. Domain name managed outside Wix (like GoDaddy, Hover, 1&1, Google Domains, …)

Go to your account on the site where you manage your domain name, and access the DNS section to add new entries (CNAME). If you are not sure how to do this or where to find the DNS records, we can help you. Just email us at support@weglot.com.

5) Validate the DNS entries

When you added and saved your entries, go back to your Weglot account tab, click “Check DNS”. If everything goes well, you should see green check icons. It means the DNS entries were successfully configured. Then, click on “Next”.

6) Copy/Paste the JavaScript snippet

Now that your subdomains are being set up, you may have to wait several minutes. In the meantime, simply copy the JavaScript code snippet shown to you.

Weglot Setup guide JS code

Go to your Wix admin area. Click on Settings > Tracking Tools & Analytics (at the very bottom of the left menu, under “Advanced Settings”).

  • Click on “+ New Tool” and “Custom”
  • Paste the JavaScript snippet previously copied.
  • Under “Add Code to Pages”, in “All pages”, select “Load code on each new page” in the dropdown
  • Click on “Apply”
Weglot Wix Setup guide JS

7) It’s done!

Go to your website, and you should see the language switcher at the bottom right. It might take a few minutes to make sure the subdomains are properly setup, and for the language-switch button to appear. 

Try changing the language when the button appears, and you should be able to see all the translated versions of your website!

8) Start editing your translations

You can now review and manually edit your translations in your Weglot account.

Log in to your Weglot account and then go to “Translations” to find all your translations and edit them.

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