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
  • Jan 19, 2021

    Admin response

    Hi all - this is not a priority in the immediate term as there are a number of 3rd-party solutions (e.g. Weglot) that allow customers to create multi-language experiences on their sites, but it’s definitely something we plan to build the right way within Webflow in the future.

  • Tomas Ferezou commented
    9 Jun 06:33am

    How can this not be a priority? Webflow says there is Weglot out there (there are actually numerous other options) but it is so expensive that it hurts our business case (and Webflow's). And even if you don't look at the price, it is just not maintanable for larger websites, where every comma changed in the original language changes the end translation. How can you even pretend this is a solution? It's preposterous and arrogant from Webflow.

  • Christoffer Furnes commented
    27 May 11:43am

    Have been using Weglot on several projects lately. It's just not good enough for enterprise solutions. The UX experience for the client is terrible and there is a lot of issues with SEO, handling language versions of files and links, URL translations and much more. Weglot is an impressive hack, but it's exactly that; a hack, NOT a viable solution.

  • Ana Labudovic commented
    25 May 12:13pm

    come on webflow! you will lose me over this one..

  • Simon Hausdorf commented
    18 May 06:51pm

    wow, this is from 2017, is ranked second in popular and webflow keeps recommanding 3rd party solutions?

  • Javier Rodriguez commented
    17 May 10:11am

    I don't mind paying something for automatic translation. However, I would like to have both the functionality and hosting of my pages in one place; Webflow. That is also the reason why I am not on WordPress.

    In my eyes it is a wrong decision not to prioritize this fundamental function of a CMS.

  • Giles Holland commented
    14 May 09:43pm

    You don't even need to do full multi-lang or translation support. Simply allowing multiple template pages for a CMS collection but get us 90% of the way there. Then multi-language content would be as easy as making multiple text fields for different languages in a CMS collection, and use one template page for one language and a second for the other. See comments in https://wishlist.webflow.com/ideas/WEBFLOW-I-74. This at least should be built in, even if you're not going to do the full thing.

  • Primoz Rome commented
    13 May 02:22pm

    This is also major concern of holding us back to migrate our large corporate site to Webflow. Weglot is not a viable solution for us nor is duplicating content. I would really like to see this being added natively.

  • Joshua Roberts commented
    6 May 06:19am

    Webflow not supporting multi-language natively is causing HUGE headaches for us. We cannot use Weglot to accomplish what we need to do, and duplicating tons of CMS collections that don't carry over their settings makes our job a complete nightmare. This issue must get solved or Webflow cannot be considered a true solution for multi-lingual needs. I will continue using Webflow for all single language websites cause it's so great, but for muli-language that will be a different story in the future. I sure do hope the team at Webflow realizes the importance of this feature natively.

  • Anurag Gupta commented
    27 Apr 07:53am

    Can we have an option to directly override the weglot translations ?
    That would be a good quick fix for many of us..

  • Micha Köly commented
    20 Apr 10:41am

    Hi there, not considering this as a priority sends a very bad message to webflow users. I'm really happy with all the functions and the convenience that webflow delivers but with this behavior concerning an issue that is clearly an absolute must-have for many of your users, I find myself reconsidering the decision to further build on the webflow service. I'm willing to pay the webflow subscription and hosting prices for the services we get so far (as I said I'm happy with that) but the slow progress on the multi-language issue paired with the obvious advertisement for WEGLOT conveys the impression of a solely money-oriented alliance. I get it - that's business, but please consider that this could be a major decision driver for users in the future to further use webflow as their faith decreases.

  • Code Chrysalis commented
    13 Apr 05:01am

    Hey there. I would also like for Webflow team to reconsider this priority. With corona moving businesses online, a major appeal is to attract a larger more international market. It is a business need on your customer's side, shouldn't it be yours?

  • Benjamin Mühlbauer commented
    13 Apr 03:28am

    I remember when in 2017 I started using Webflow with the promise that multi-language support is coming.

    Now it is four years later and you decided that this is not a priority? Hugely disappointing!

    I cannot justify the additional costs of using a third-party solution to my clients!

  • Tiada Guru commented
    9 Apr 01:59am

    Really disappointing this decision has not been overturned.


    A huge chunk of faith lost. Is this platform worth spending money if after years, huge promises just vanish?

    This is Adobe-level support & recognition of Very Bad Developer Honesty.

  • אילנה סביר דה ריבס commented
    6 Apr 07:35pm

    The problem with 3rd party solutions is that they are very expensive. As an independant bloger with limited income that speaks 3 languages fluentll and actually a professional translator & editor, I see no reason whatsoever to pay for something that I can do much better.

  • Arthur commented
    16 Mar 04:17pm

    I was starting to built my blog on Webflow (I think it is a great solution) with much enthusiasm, and, just when I was looking for a tutorial on how to set up a multilingual version, I discovered that it is not possible. For me, that's a no-go. I will unfortunately start to look for other less customizable solutions...

    You tell us that we can use Weglot (thanks but I am not paying for that, I can translate on my own). I think it is a shame that the second most wanted functionality is "not a priority". I don't understand that statement since in any business lesson or talk, you will hear or read that responding to your customers' needs is the basis of all business. Ignoring them sends a very negative message...

  • Joshua Roberts commented
    5 Mar 06:22am

    Multilingual support is a must-have within Webflow, we need this!! We've deployed many sites using Weglot, and it gets very cumbersome especially when we have clients that want to update content, and then find everything gets retranslated automatically (and incorrectly). There is no reliable solution for dynamic content using Weglot, it gets expensive, is cumbersome, and requires clients to manage different interfaces.

    Really hope this great platform listens to the community of people asking for this feature, it is very difficult to keep developing sites without it.

  • mBusiness GmbH commented
    24 Feb 11:20am

    We are using Weglot and are very happy with this solution. However, it would be amazing if Weglot could be natively integrated on Webflow.

  • Oliver Tasnadi commented
    11 Feb 01:30pm

    This has possibly already been mentioned, but until this feature gets developed, Weglot is a great tool to use.

  • Kyle F commented
    31 Jan 08:17pm

    Weglot/3rd party tools are NOT good solutions! Please give us multi language feature ASAP.

  • Jacob Marciniec commented
    30 Jan 09:38pm

    I love you guys for having this wish list... it's part of the reason I decided to use Webflow! But honestly, what's the point if you just ignore many of the top, hugely desired requests? For what it's worth, I would happily pay extra for multi-language support. Weglot seems pricey but I'd still rather pay you than rely on a third party.

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