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How to create a Wix multilingual site

User-friendly drag and drop elements, simplistic templates and a dashboard that makes creating a high-quality website effortless. 

Yep, we can see exactly why you chose Wix to create your online presence. 

Whether you’re promoting your business, selling internationally or displaying your online portfolio, Wix is a no code tool that gives you the creative freedom to build an online space without the need for a website developer. 

But, what about if you’re wanting to set your business apart from your competition and start the long but rewarding process of targeting new markets?

Then you’ll want to look at website translation. 

Making your Wix site multilingual doesn’t have to be complicated, in fact, it’s actually pretty simple when you find the right multilingual solution to work with. 

What are the options for making my Wix site multilingual? 

You might have seen that Wix offers its own multilingual solution for your site. 

Whilst the native Wix multilingual solution does allow you to have a translated website, without the need for manually creating duplicate pages, there are a number of setbacks to this feature, if you were hoping for a seamless website translation solution. 

The Wix multilingual solution gives you the ability to display your content, however, it doesn’t actually translate any of that content. That’s something you’ll have to do on your own. 

Long setup process

We’ve previously talked about the number of costs involved in manually translating your website, which you can read up on further to give you some background. But, to cut to the chase, manually translating your website content is going to cost you. Both in time and money.  

For those with smaller websites, you might be able to get away with it, but it’s not just the cost, but also the lengthy process of waiting to receive those translations back. 

Adding content to your site, page by page is a timely process. You’ll also need to repeat this every time you add new content to your original site. And, the process will also have to be repeated depending on the number of languages you actually want to translate your website into.

Translating Wix App content

The next drawback is that the Wix solution can’t translate other Wix apps. For example, if you have the Wix booking app installed, your website user would only be able to book an appointment in the original language of your website. This lack of translation ability also extends to any third party apps you might have installed on your Wix site. 

With the Wix multilingual solution you’re adding in your outsourced translations manually, translation by translation and unfortunately for other Wix apps, there isn’t a place to add these translations physically in the dashboard of your Wix site. 

Further, if you’re making your Wix site multilingual because you’re hoping to turn your ecommerce store international then you’ll need to check this list to determine whether your Wix Store checkout can be displayed in your chosen translated language. Wix only supports a handful of languages, which means if your chosen language is not on the list, you checkout will remain in English.  

The process itself for translating your Wix Store is also again a long and manual journey. Each product description will need to be manually edited on-by-one. If you have thousands of products on your site, this can certainly turn into a daunting process.

Simpler Wix multilingual solution 

At Weglot, we developed a fully multilingual solution that works seamlessly with your site and ensures that every part of your Wix site can be translated, automatically. From your product descriptions, to your checkout – including your booking forms – even if your website extends to more than just text, every aspect will be fully translated with Weglot. 

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And, whatsmore, the Weglot Wix multilingual solution is not dependent on any outsourced translators, in fact, your site is 100% automatically translated. 

The way Weglot handles translation is completely different. Your Wix content will be automatically translated and displayed into as many as 100 languages and it requires zero manual effort to gain a fully multilingual Wix site. That’s because Weglot works with automatic translation and all your translations will simply appear in your Weglot dashboard. 

Through your Weglot dashboard you’ll have the option to manage and manually edit those translations through an intuitive user dashboard. 

You can even order a “second pair of eyes” in the form of professional translators at an extra cost who can review any of your automatic translations (without leaving the Weglot dashboard). 

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Take a look at our Wix multilingual integration guide to see for yourself just how easy it is to implement Weglot on your Wix site. But, in case you’re wondering how easy it is to implement, our 4 step setup process is simple and quick and doesn’t require any developer knowledge or code. The Weglot multilingual solution has been created in a way that anyone can implement it!  

Choosing a Wix multilingual template

Many users of Wix are naturally not developers and have chosen this particular website building platform for its simplicity and the fact that Wix allows you to create stunning websites with little to no effort. (Take a look at some serious design inspiration from these well put together Wix sites)

You have the option to either build your Wix site completely from scratch or to use one of their ready made templates, pre-populated with content.

The good news is, there’s no particular template you have to use to ensure your website can be fully multilingual. Meaning you have full creative control over your website design, without the need to cut design corners. Weglot is fully compatible with all Wix templates. 

Check out our Wix demo site – using Weglot as the translation solution and see for yourself! 

Wix sites getting multilingual

Let’s take a look at some Wix sites appealing to more than one global market by making their sites multilingual with Weglot. 

Sparx in the Cloud

This cloud based server provider has translated their site into no less than 11 European languages. As a company offering an online service, they know the benefits a multilingual website can have to an increase in market penetration.

And, whatsmore, they’ve got a fully translated contact us form, to ensure they’re localizing every part of their sales funnel.

Céleste Dela

As a screenwriter, director and editor, Céleste Dela has chosen to translate her Wix portfolio site into French and English. 

Creating films in both English and French means it makes sense to offer a website that targets both her audiences. 

And, choosing to display her available languages by two circular country flags, means she keeps the simplicity of her website design. 

Casa Mandolio

Italian based food and cosmetics ecommerce retailer Casa Mandolio knows that selling in countries outside of Italy will have a positive impact on their sales. 

With Italian and English offered across their site, the buying process is also completely localized, with the full checkout offered in both languages. 

Make your Wix site multilingual 

So, going multilingual on Wix just got a whole lot easier 😉. Try Weglot for yourself with our 10 day free trial and get access to all our features. 

Want more? Read: Multilingual SEO | The definitive checklist, How to improve your localization strategy in 2019, How much does it really cost to translate my website?

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Elizabeth Pokorny

Content Manager at Weglot

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