How to Easily Create a Multilingual Webflow Site
Are you looking for solutions to translate your Webflow site into multiple languages?
According to Built With, Webflow has +320,617 currently live websites.
Everyone want to built a sexy and fresh website on Webflow, but what happens when you need to scale your website into multiple languages, is that even possible?
What is a Multilingual Webflow website?
A multilingual Webflow website serves the same content in multiple languages to the users. It can automatically redirect users to a language based on their location or IP address, or users can select their preferred language using a drop down selector.
Having a multilingual website will help you to have better communication with your users, increase conversion, and improve SEO performance. You can see here 3 reasons to localize your Webflow site.
In this article, we will show you how to easily create a multilingual Webflow site. We'll cover 3 solutions, so you can choose the one that works best for you.
- Duplicate pages
- Automatic translations
Best options to create a multilingual Webflow website
1. Duplicate pages
This is how small websites are creating multilingual Webflow sites. You just need to duplicate your page, translate the content and that's it.
Of course, this is not an scalable process, and you could exceed the page limit of your Webflow plan.
Be careful with this option, you’ll need to add hreflang tags to your pages manually.
If you duplicate pages, you can create language sub-directories on Webflow, but you will likely be penalized by Google if you don’t add hreflang tags. These tags tell Google search engines about these different language variations to avoid marking the content as duplicate.
We just recommend this solution if you have 1 or 2 pages and SEO is not really important to you. Otherwise, you will be duplicating content.
2. Creating a multilingual Webflow site with Polyflow
Polyflow is a solution specifically created for Webflow. It allows Webflow makers to manage translations, show custom content to online users based on language and user location, and improve SEO performance.
It takes less than 5 minutes to set up, and you don’t need to add code to your Webflow project.
We recommend this solution for fast-growing companies who wants to drive better results and unlock their site across multiple markets.
How it works?
- Create your Polyflow account and add our extension
- Sync your Webflow project
- Click the extension to sync your project to your Polyflow dashboard
- Customize your content
- Once sync the project, you can start add as many languages as you want.
3. Automatic translation
If you are starting a business this may be the best option for you. Automatic translation tools can help you to easily serve content into multiple languages.
- Pros: Easy to implement
- Bad SEO performance.
- If you change just one word of text in Webflow, the whole text block is immediately translated again automatically.
- You can find terrible mistakes.