Although Magento eCommerce software offers a native multilingual solution, it can quickly become complicated to set-up, run and maintain for its users.
One of the main downsides to the Magento solution includes the need for excess csv files to translate your catalog, theme, and modules…
Which is where Weglot comes in: A simple translation API which connects to your Magento store, detects all your content (including images, product descriptions, etc…) and gives you an automatically translated website in minutes. No coding required and no developer time needed!
Weglot’s simple interface allows you to manage your translations and order additional human translation (if needed). And, with Weglot, all your translated content is automatically indexed on Google, following SEO multilingual best practices – so you’ll actually be searchable in your new markets!
Quick set-up and installation
Easy to manage and find all your translations in one place
Simple to keep up-to-date
This is where you’ll manage all your translations in one place. Create your account here.
After validating your email, you’ll arrive on the Weglot setup page. Enter your website URL.
Then, specify the original language of your website (the language your Magento store was originally created in) and then the language(s) you want to translate it into.
In our example:
Click on the “Next” button to go to the following step.
This is the step where you configure your DNS to create and connect the subdomains.
The subdomains will display the translations of your Magento store once configured. In our example, we purchased a domain name on Namecheap, but it’s also working if you’re using another Domain name provider.
You’ll see the following DNS entries to add:
Then, go to your Domain provider account and find where you can manage the DNS (in Namecheap, there is a “Manage” button on each domain that leads to it).
At this stage, you should be able to create new entries. Select CNAME as the type of entry.
If you have doubts about how you should do it or where it is, we can help you. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have added and saved the entries, go back to the Weglot page. You can click on “Check DNS” and a green icon should appear, it means everything has been successfully setup. Then, just click on “Next”.
In your Magento admin, go to Content > Design > Configuration
Select your main store view and click “Edit”.
You should now see the language switcher button on your Magento eCommerce store and see your newly translated site!
Tip: Don’t forget to Flush your Magento cache and any other cache system you might have if it’s not appearing.
You can now review and manually edit your translations in your Weglot account. Go to your Weglot dashboard to edit your translations, invite team members to your project, or order human translations.
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