Weglot Translate – available on the Wix App Store – makes your Wix site multilingual in minutes, without any code. It combines both the translation and the displaying part needed to fully translate a Wix website.
Whilst Wix does have a multilingual feature, it’s only suitable for those that have the time and language skills to translate all of the content of their site manually. Weglot differs by supplying a fast first layer of automatic translation which you can then manually edit and approve through your Weglot dashboard.
In just 4 steps you can have a multilingual Wix site up and running, without having to manually duplicate all your pages yourself and with a front-end language button for your site visitors to switch between.
The best part of Weglot? Any Wix app you’ve added to your site will also be fully translated – including Wix Bookings and your checkout (if you’re selling products).
A light and quick setup: You don’t need any coding experience to install Weglot through the Wix App Store – it only takes a few minutes.
Translate all your Wix website: Get all your content translated—from text, to images, to metadata.
Get SEO optimized pages for translations: All your pages are indexed by Google (and that translated metadata makes your keywords multilingual, too).
Accelerate your translation process: Get access to a primary speed round of automatic translation before diving into your own manual fixes, with easy-to-use editing tools.
Before digging into how you can actually accomplish all this, you can see an example of what a Weglot-translated Wix website looks like with our demo, on display here.
You can see the language-switch button at the bottom right, which allows you to change between English and French in this particular example.
The English version is on https://weglot-translate-wix.com/
The French version is on https://fr.weglot-translate-wix.com/
IMPORTANT: If you’ve yet to purchase your official domain name and are currently using a temporary Wix domain e.g. mywebsite.wixsite.com – you should follow this integration instead.
Head to the Wix App Store and search for Weglot Translate. Click on ‘Add to Site’
You’ll be asked to give Weglot Translate access, click ‘Allow and Add’.
Next, create a Weglot account (this is where you’ll manage your translations). If you already have a Weglot account, you can simply sign in.
You’ll then be prompted to ‘Create a new project’ and give your project a name, for example, the name of your website. Then click ‘Save’.
In the next step select the original language of your website, then in the ‘Destination Languages’ drop-down, choose which languages you want to add to your Wix website.
Click Save. Your Wix website is now live! But to ensure you’re multilingual SEO ready, you’ll want to set up your subdomains.
To set up your language-specific subdomains (e.g. https://fr.mywebsite/ if your website is in French), click on ‘Activate subdomains’ from your Wix dashboard.
This will take you to your Weglot Dashboard. Go to ‘Settings’ and ‘Setup’. Scroll to the bottom of the page and toggle on ‘Enable Subdomains’.
A pop-up will then ask you to click on ‘Enable’.
The next screen will ask you to add your domain name, then click ‘Next’. Your original language and translated languages will already be added.
Then your DNS settings will be displayed (the language code will differ depending on the languages you’ve added).
To add them, go to your Wix ‘Settings’ then ‘Manage Domain’. Click on the 3 dots and ‘Manage DNS Records’.
Scroll down to CNAME and ‘+ Record’. The ‘Host Name’ will be the 2 letter language code given to you in your Weglot Dashboard and the ‘Value’ is ‘websites.weglot.com’. Click ‘Save Changes’.
Go back to your Weglot Dashboard and click on the ‘Check DNS’ button, the red crosses will turn to green ticks when this has been finalized – this can take up to 10 minutes.
That’s it, you’ve successfully created a multilingual Wix website in just a few steps and with SEO-friendly language subdomains. You can start editing your website translation easily from the Weglot dashboard or with our Visual Editor.
If you need any help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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