Translate your Magento e-commerce site

In this guide we explain how you can translate a Webflow website to display different languages to your visitors.

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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!

Key Benefits

Quick set-up and installation


Easy to manage and find all your translations in one place


Simple to keep up-to-date


SEO friendly


Customizable

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Example of a translated Magento store

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Let’s start translating your Magento eCommerce website

Step 1: Create your Weglot account

This is where you’ll manage all your translations in one place. Create your account here.

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Step 2: Enter your domain URL and choose desired translated language(s)

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.

Important – Subdomain integration is best for SEO. We will create subdomains for each translated language and automatically index them on Google. But you need to have a live website connected to your own domain to be able to use the subdomain integration. If you’re in a development phase or if you want to quickly test Weglot first without SEO, select ‘Use JavaScript integration’ in ‘Other possible integrations’ on the setup page.

In our example:

  • the domain is mywebsite.com
  • the original language is English
  • the translated language is French
weglot setup guide subdomain integration

Click on the “Next” button to go to the following step.

Step 3: Configure DNS

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:

weglot setup guide dns

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).

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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 support@weglot.com.

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”.

Step 4: Add the Weglot JavaScript snippet

This is the final step, we will add a small JavaScript code on your Magento store to make Weglot work even better.

In your Magento admin, go to Content > Design > Configuration

Select your main store view and click “Edit”.

Go to HTML Head and paste the JavaScript snippet in “Scripts and Style Sheets” field > click save.

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It’s done! 

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.

READY TO GET STARTED?
Have questions? Please feel free to contact us at support@weglot.com. We would love to hear from you.