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.

  • Jeremy Crossett commented
    29 Nov 11:14am

    Multilingual content management ensures you maintain a unified brand message across all content, in all languages. With complete unicode support, the CMS will display, edit and manipulate any language accurately, while supporting all characters from every language (especially Arabic, Japanese and Russian).

    GarageBand

  • Jeremy Crossett commented
    27 Nov 08:46am

    Multilingual content management ensures you maintain a unified brand message across all content, in all languages. With complete unicode support, the CMS will display, edit and manipulate any language accurately, while supporting all characters from every language (especially Arabic, Japanese and Russian).

  • Edward Lepine commented
    19 Nov 06:33am

    Coming up on 5 years…


    The beauty of Webflow is that it doesn’t have a ton of plugins required to do the basics. Look at the plugin moshpits over at WordPress and Shopify. That’s the road we’re going down. The longer this stays in the backlog, the harder it will be to integrate with all the new features.


    The new gated content, memberships, and logic from NCC 2021 look fantastic, but I can’t imagine more people needed that than need a fundamental feature like… basic text content?


    I will still use Webflow as a front-end tool going forward, but 75%+ of my clients don’t want the CMS in it’s current state. Nothing personal against Weglot, but it’s been a very hard sell for clients when other natively multilingual CMS options exist.

  • Zukunvt Agency commented
    18 Nov 09:41am

    I really thought this was going to be adressed at Webflow's No Code Conference. But unfortunately they didn't even touch the subject in the keynote. Not having this feature is an absolute dealbreaker for our agency. Weglot is NOT an option due to cumbersome handling an big drawbacks in SEO. Please add this ASAP. Webflow is a great product otherwise, but completely unusable in European markets without this feature.

  • Melanie Oberholzer commented
    3 Oct 11:34am

    Storyblok (a headless CMS) has solved the whole translation topic beautifully. For each text field it can be chosen if it is translatable or not. The same goes for the url, SEO texts and so one.. In my opinion it is pretty clear how this feature needs to look like..

  • Tho Phan commented
    30 Sep 03:42pm

    Couldn't imagine I spent so much time debating and deciding to use Webflow for my first project, then boom..the platform doesn't support most of the Asian fronts. This is a big deal and nowhere I could read about it before I invested my money & time. I tried Weglot and the content sounds funky like Google Translate. Plz, this is PRIORTITY. THIS IS A BASIC FEATURE. Now I stuck with Webflow, double my work in the third party ( Googledoc) and paste the content to Webflow. What is the point to use a web builder then? Typing in any language is a basic feature.

  • Jeremy M commented
    28 Sep 05:36pm

    They obviously have some sort of deal with Weglot since they run ads to a page promoting Weglot. We probably can't expect a real solution until this contract runs out. In the meantime, they will be losing my money as I use WordPress for all my multilanguage clients (which is all of them).

  • Val commented
    18 Sep 01:35pm

    Please bear SEO in mind! Because having the same URL with only content traslated it's pretty useless if not harmful for your website, (Weglot it's definitely not a solution). With my agency as soon as we have a multi-linguage project we directly develop on WordPress.

  • Guillaume Langlois commented
    16 Sep 10:47pm

    The only possible (and intelligent!) workaround to systematic localization was clever usage of CMS multi-references and nesting. However, I discovered this is limited to 5 multi-refs and a single nested collection per page! Why would such a limitation be imposed on us loyal customers is beyond me.

  • Thomas Lynch commented
    2 Sep 03:07pm

    @Mark Joncheff

    I use, https://www.conveythis.com/, its really cheap and we have tested it in a few languages with native speaking like Russian, French and Spanish and it seems to work really well.

    ConveyThis doesn't follow a single SEO optimization. It got my content penalized and removed from google because of duplicate content, amongst a list of other problems I had. When reporting this to the company they returned my money, proving they have no real solution.

  • Marco Ceruti commented
    29 Aug 04:57pm

    We want an ETD!

    It was in the roadmap and then it was removed. Now you say "is very important and will allow everyone to create inclusive language experiences on their sites", but when?

    It's incredible that such a big company, after such a big round of investemnt, doesn't take seriously the concept of "global market"!

    We are also willing to pay more for multilanguage hosting, but this issue is driving me crazy. Every other platform on the web includes this simple feature! Squarespace, Wix, EditorX... even Tilda!

    You have to fix this because that's the biggest problem you have right now!

  • Kyle F commented
    28 Aug 12:54am

    @Mark Joncheff. Conveythis is not cheap. $15 is the same price as the entire Webflow basic hosting/platform, just for translations.

    Please stop using this thread to advertise workarounds like Weglot and Conveythis. The purpose of this thread is to get a NATIVE CMS solution from Webflow. We are not interested in workarounds. Thanks!

  • Mark Joncheff commented
    27 Aug 12:52am

    I use, https://www.conveythis.com/, its really cheap and we have tested it in a few languages with native speaking like Russian, French and Spanish and it seems to work really well.

  • Javier Rodriguez commented
    26 Aug 10:27am

    With Weglot you have

    • your SEO broken,

    • your Analytics meaningless,

    • and no control of content according to language.

    So, I have no chance to bring this CMS to customers in Europe.

    Sad, because the Designer is as yet one of the best in the market.

  • Kyle F commented
    19 Aug 06:31pm

    This has been pending since 2017. Multi language MUST be a PRIORITY. Just heard Vlad saying in the stream that basically there's no concrete plan for this. So disappointing!

  • Ben Smith commented
    12 Aug 04:22pm

    WE NEED THIS YESTERDAY!!!

  • mBusiness GmbH commented
    20 Jul 08:59pm

    Really sad how ignorant Webflow deals with this top voted requirement.

  • Gregory Zagkos commented
    17 Jul 10:51am

    Weglot is way too expensive. Not helping at all. Here in Europe pretty much every second business needs more than 1 language. Especially here in Switzerland, we have 4 native languages.

  • Jeroen van der Elst commented
    16 Jul 12:43pm

    Weglot only provides subdomain support, no subdirectory support. Being able to use subdirectories is a must for SEO. When your current site uses subdirectories for example .com/en or .com/de and you swap to en.domain.com and de.domain.com the penalty for SEO is HUGE.

  • Simon Wachtler commented
    11 Jul 10:33am

    This is absolutly neccessary!!!

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