Making a Wix website multilingual can be painstakingly complicated. The Wix platform does not offer a native translation feature, so Wix users who are looking to make their sites more globally accessible generally have to duplicate all their pages and articles into their target languages.
It’s time-consuming and SEO-inefficient, since the manually-translated pages won’t even be correctly indexed on Google.
When designing Weglot, we wanted to offer a simple solution to change this, and help all Wix users get the translation and multilingual features they need on their Wix website.
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.