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How to Translate Your Posts and Categories with Wix Multilingual

Have a blog and can’t wait to translate it into other languages? With Wix Multilingual, you can now translate your posts and categories into more than 180 languages.

Share your content with readers around the globe in their own language, and grow your audience worldwide.

In this article, we’ll go step by step on how to translate your blog into other languages.

Step 1: Install Wix Multilingual on your site.

  1. First, make sure you have Multilingual installed on your site.

  2. If you don’t, go to the dashboard, then into Apps > Manage Apps > Wix Multilingual > Add to Site.

  3. Then select which languages you want to add to your site.

New in the Post List

Once you have Wix Multilingual installed on your site, and at least one language, you should see a few changes in your post list on the dashboard. First of all, there’s a new globe icon on the right side of the post. Hover over this and you'll see the status of the post in each language, whether it's published, a draft, or not translated.

We also added a language filter, so you can see only the posts in a specific language.

Now it’s time to start translating. We recommend starting with your categories first, and then your posts. That way, while you’re translating your post into Spanish, you can easily assign it to its relevant Spanish category.

Step 2: Translate your categories into any language

Under Manage > Categories, you can create new categories in a specific language by clicking “New Category” -- or translate a category you already have by going to the three dots on the right of the category.

Click from language to language with a toolbar at the top of the Category Manager page.

Be sure to rename the “All Posts” category to match your target language.

Once you’ve got your translated categories, it’s time to translate your posts. There are two entry points in your blog where you can start translating posts: the post editor or the post list.

Step 3: Create a post in any language

Once you have more than one language installed on your site, clicking on “Create New Post” will pop up a prompt. Choose the language you want to start writing in. This will open a new blank post in that language.

At the top of your post, you should see a little flag that indicates which language version of the post you’re currently writing in.

Open up the “Translate” tab in the sidebar to manage all the translations of that post. Here you can also add a new translation, or edit an existing one. Once you click Add, you’ll create a copy of the post in a new tab, and you can start translating from there.

Step 4: Translate any post from the post list

You can also add a new translation from your post list in the dashboard. Simply click on the three dots to the right of any post, and hit Translate Post. You’ll be prompted to choose which language to translate that post in. This will open up a new version of that post in the language you chose.

What do you think about this feature? We'd love to hear from you. Let us know in the community forum.


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