Multi-language sites and CMS fields

Each page and CMS entry is translatable. When creating fields for a Collection, mark whether that field is translatable (some fields won't need translation, like references to other collections, price fields, etc). 

An option for Links should be added to choose a language (in addition to external links, pages within the site, etc).

  • Brent Cartier
  • Jan 18 2017
  • Reviewed
CMS
  • Aug 28, 2021

    Admin response

    We recognize that multi-language functionality is very important and will allow everyone to create inclusive language experiences on their sites. It’s definitely something we plan to build the right way within Webflow.


    Please continue to give us feedback. We're listening to how such a feature could enable you build multi-language sites.

  • HYPE Studio commented
    9 Aug 10:05pm

    It's hard to imagine the way of multi-language on Webflow.

    There are 3 common ways:

    • Weglot / Transifex?

    • TranslatePress on WordPress

    • Drupal's Multi-language / WPML on WordPress

    I think the way how TranslatePress works on WordPress is the best experience and best suitable for WordPress.

    ( However, machine translation function is not very necessary in my point of view. )

  • [ j. bilhan ] commented
    28 Jul 01:48am

    Need this!

  • Mario P. commented
    13 Jul 06:37pm

    We are on the Business plan with a Global CDN. However, without multilanguages the global CDN is not entirely useful.

  • Mario P. commented
    13 Jul 06:35pm

    This should be the next development with priority 1. The issue was raised in 2017 and still nothing but a comment from admin.

    Weblfow, could you give us a quick update on multilanguage functionality?

  • SEO Bauku commented
    13 Jul 01:34pm

    This should really be the next thing webflow prioritizes after logic and membership is out of beta. I cannot believe that webflow sends E-Mails with content like; do not write "see more" on a button - since that could exclude blind people, but they think it's absolutely ok to exclude not only millions - but billions of people by not offering multi-language.

  • Studio Opmeer commented
    12 Jul 08:09am

    I'm wondering, can the announced 'Logic' help us with this.

  • Mario P. commented
    7 Jul 08:54pm

    Can someone from Webflow comment on this?

  • Katja Perez commented
    29 Jun 05:07am

    When is this coming? This is urgently needed!

  • Greencabbage Club commented
    27 Jun 10:59am

    How is it going?

  • Mario P. commented
    22 Jun 01:07pm

    Any updates?

  • Mike HT commented
    18 Jun 08:59pm

    Webflow team, any updates on if/when localization support will be built inside the platform? Many drawbacks of 3rd party plugins, including: (1) expensive when you need to support many languages, (2) can't customize entire blocks of the page, (3) extra load time to serve localizations, (4) makes workflow more difficult to need to use a different platform.

  • Corine Barbazanges commented
    15 Jun 10:32pm

    I wish that the Webflow avoids 3 annoying drawbacks from Weglot:

    1. If you edit 1 word in the source language, you lose your manual translations in all languages. And then you're good to enter them again, which is a huge waste of time.

    2. Weglot generates hundreds of deprecated translations. Though they are inactive, they increase your word count. You have to delete them regularly not to be obliged to upgrade your plan - just another way to waste your time.

    3. As mentioned by other users, slug translations are not included unless you subscribe a very expensive plan.

    Though Weglot support team is responsive and helpful, the inconvenience of their solution make me look forward to Webflow's native multi-language feature.

  • Asumma Webflow Admin commented
    18 May 10:32am

    We recently took Weglot in use and it seems to work quite well. They have a beta version available for subfolder structure (in addition to subdomain support) – that was important to us to keep the domain look clean.


    One drawback is that the slug translation is only included in their Advanced tier that is very expensive for this single feature we'd need. It would be great if they'd offer this in the lower tiers as well.

  • Jared Dundas commented
    18 May 03:06am
    Now that memberships are a thing, this would be amazing. Everyone can define their language via a form (or a detection method on site visit) and logic can direct them to appropriate content. Or we wait for Google glasses to work magic: https://youtu.be/lj0bFX9HXeE
  • Mike HT commented
    6 May 05:00am

    We're a global company evaluating several CMS options for migrating our site. Webflow checks every box except native localization support, which will likely be a dealbreaker for us. Main problems with the 3rd party proxy solutions that we've seen so far:

    1. Lack of control over localized SEO

    2. Can't add/remove entire content blocks for specific locales

    3. Noticeable delay when serving localized content (seeing around 1-2 seconds)

    4. Significant cost for a high traffic site like ours

  • Thomas Vanhuyse commented
    27 Apr 05:48pm

    Chiming in from Belgium. My country has 3 official languages (Dutch, French and German), with English also being very important (us being the host country of the EU and NATO headquarters, amongst other international institutions). Multilanguage features are very important for us, and it would mean the world if Webflow supported this natively.

    Weglot is an excellent solution technically, but it is too expensive for small businesses that need a relatively simple website that supports 3-4 languages. If Webflow supported this natively it would be so much easier for us to sell Webflow projects to our clients!

  • Qulture Rocks commented
    12 Apr 03:44pm

    It for sure should be a CMS native feature. It a huge dealbreaker.

  • Amad Malik commented
    7 Apr 08:45am

    I was really excited to try webflow but I think this is going to be much more of a challenge than worth trying unless a multilingual option is native to webflow. Bring this functionality soon or webflow will keep losing all multinational companies.

  • Suong Le commented
    29 Mar 04:38am

    I am amazed in an international world that this is not a thing that is included from the beginning. Coming from the games industry where it is required to support multiple languages the solutions where very simple and very effective. This feature will not be ready for my current projects, but I really enjoy Webflow and want it to succeed. Please support the option to add translated text.

  • Timothée Jeannin commented
    9 Mar 08:00pm

    Webflow is awesome on many aspects, but not supporting multi-language is so crucial, that I cannot even consider using it for future projects.

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