Making a Wix multilingual website is a manual process if you choose the native solution offered through the Wix platform. For the translation side of things, you’ll need to provide these yourself and then manually add your translations page by page.
But, fear not, Weglot has created a simple solution that makes your Wix site multilingual fast. We automatically translate and display your Wix website content, with an intuitive dashboard to manage and edit all your translations. And, this no-code tool has been developed so anyone can implement it on their Wix site – no developer skills needed.
Weglot also translates any Wix app you’ve installed on your site, including Wix bookings – a feature the Wix native multilingual solution cannot offer. Selling internationally on Wix? Your checkout is also fully translated with Weglot!
A light and quick setup: You don’t need any coding experience to install Weglot, and 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/
This account will be the place where you have all your translations and where you will manage them. Simply create a Weglot account here.
In this step, you’ll simply enter your domain name and the languages you want.
Important: DO NOT ADD YOUR TEMPORARY domain name ending with .wixsite.com.
(If you do not have your own domain name, and you only have a .wixsite.com domain, then you can jump directly to step 4 below.)
In this example:
Click “Next” to go to the next step.
Now it’s time for the tricky part: configuring your DNS entries to make sure your separate language-specific subdomains are created and connected.
The subdomains will display the translations of your Wix website once configured.
Like in the screenshot above, you need to add several entries in your DNS records. Go to your Wix admin area, in Settings > Domains.
You’ll then find yourself in one of the two following situations:
A. If your domain name is managed by Wix (like in the example above: this is the case when you buy your domain name via Wix), you will be able to edit DNS directly within your Wix admin dashboard.
Click on the “advanced” tab of your upper menu, as shown in the screenshot below.
Then, you’ll have to click on “Edit DNS” and “+ Add another” on the “CNAME (Aliases)” line, like on the screenshot below. Enter the DNS provided at the end of step 2 and click on “Save DNS” at the top right.
B. If your domain name is managed outside of Wix, via a third party provider (like GoDaddy, Hover, 1&1, Google Domains, …), go to your account on this provider’s site and access the DNS section to add the entries.
If you are not sure how to do this or where to find your DNS records, we can help you. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you’ve added and saved your entries, go back your Weglot account tab, click “Check DNS” and you should see a green check icon; this means the DNS entries you made have been successfully configured. Then, click on “Next”.
Just follow the steps detailed (and demonstrated in the GIF) below:
Finished! If you go to your website, you’ll now see the language button appear at the very bottom right. Give it a few minutes to make sure your subdomains are properly set up, then you can try changing the language—and you will see your translated website.