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).

  • Gravatar Brent Cartier
  • Jan 18 2017
  • Likely to build
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  • Marcel commented
    January 18, 2017 10:38

    As seen here: https://forum.webflow.com/t/built-in-website-localization-translation-features/4248?u=samliew&source_topic_id=36890

    This would be such a great addition. Currently for a number of clients we use localizejs.com, a good solution... but of course having it within webflow would be way better for our clients. I think the solution Vincent created is the way to go for this.

  • Rowan Hartsuiker commented
    January 18, 2017 12:47

    Please give us multi language support. Would be really great. International clients are growing on the webflow platform, so this is definitely a great feature to have.

  • Anton Vasilkovsky commented
    January 19, 2017 08:30

    Absence of multi-language sites is the only blocker that stops my switch from shared hosting website to Webflow CMS.

  • Juan Martín Lusiardo commented
    January 19, 2017 15:26

    This is a must-have feature for almost all the companies that I've worked before.

    There are now some turnarounds, I've tried them all: 

    • Multilingualizer: Overall the best option but with two big drawbacks. It has some lag when it loads the page (which really sucks) and it's really disgusting while you use it in the Designer panel (you've to put the text in all the languages you need. It results in a big blob of text. Picture that in all the website's texts :S).
    • Bablic/Localize.js: Very expensive and not SEO friendly (Multilingualizer is much better).
    • Subdirectories: Also a good turnaround but also not good for SEO and not suitable for Dynamic Pages.
  • Tom commented
    January 20, 2017 12:19

    This is a MUST HAVE feature if Webflow wants to be considered a professional CMS / Webdesign tool that can be used on a global, international scale !

  • Signei Koch commented
    January 20, 2017 17:44

    It would great to have a solution for this. For now, I thing that working with folders is a good solution (/en /pt /es etc). I'm studying right now how can I work with the CMS for multiple language content. The "temporary" solution that I'm trying is create a Collection "Languages" and then I created Text Fields on Blog Posts that I called "Select the Language of the Post".

    Then, I need to create both Collection Page Templates (for each language, such as /en/blog and /pt/blog etc). The same design, but I'm Filtering the Dynamic List that only shows content for the selected language.

    It's working :)

  • Tomas Westerholm commented
    January 23, 2017 06:11

    This is a must have feature more so than anything else even! Been also working by adding folder directories on webflow and it's been a pain for most of the time (adding language canonicals, working with dynamic user addeable content etc.). 

    The localize and bablic solutions are not sufficient for some of the more complex websites and costs get out of hand instantly.

    If this feature gets resolved within 2017 the growth of Webflow as a viable online platform will be explosion-like. Guys at the Webflow team, please move this to the planning table at the soonest! ;-)

  • Proces Media commented
    January 23, 2017 19:39

    This is really strange, the fact multi-lang support hasnt been added by now!?

  • Simon Lessing commented
    January 24, 2017 13:50

    The fact that this is still in state "Considering" makes me anxious.. 😳

    Makes me wonder if Jason is going through the different topics to merge the ones that are the same? I see that Multi-Language Editor is here as well...  

  • Frederic Le Paumier commented
    January 24, 2017 21:19

    Hi,

    Definitely one of the best update possible for Webflow. We work in Europe and our websites have to be translated without compromise on the SEO precision.

    @+big-one

  • Vincent Bidaux commented
    January 30, 2017 09:39

    1000 times yes :D The lack of this feature often leads to chose another platform than Webflow to develop a site.

    @marcel posted a mockup of mine in the first comment, but this can't be as simple as that.

    I've built several multi languages sites with Wordpress and Drupal and there is an essential notion of "sync". Basically, a post is created in one language and can or cannot appear as-is for the other languages (it's an option). Then it can be translated "exactly", meaning each field get to be translated (or elected to be used "as is" for example for a link, or a name..). Then those translated posts can be "unsynced" because they need specific content. "Translation" is a too technical term for what we want, the good one is "Localization" and or many reason, localizing an item sometimes requires it to become very specific, different from the original.

    Anyone who worked with the WPML plugin on Wordpress sees what I mean.

  • Paul Oram commented
    February 24, 2017 11:52

    This would solve the problem I have of having used up all my 20 collections - as i have created two for each (one dutch, one english). If this enabled me to save on my sum of collections then great!

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