Setting a default site language

If you're looking to reach a specific audience and you are looking to build a website in a language other than English, the Site Language feature allows you to translate certain elements into your desired language.

Select your site language and the text on some widgets will be translated into your target language automatically.

Kindly note, the widget text has been pre-translated and cannot be customized. You can see the list of widgets and texts affected by this feature further down in this article.

You can set your default site language by following these instructions: 

  1. Click on Settings from the left-hand menu within your Website Editor
  2. Click on Site Language
  3. Select a language. The languages offered include: 
    • Arabic
    • Catalan
    • Chinese (Simplified)
    • Chinese (Traditional)
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English
    • English (UK)
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Hebrew
    • Icelandic
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Korean
    • Latvian
    • Lithuanian
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Spanish (LATAM)
    • Spanish (Spain)
    • Swedish
    • Turkish
    • Vietnamese

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Check the widgets that are affected by this feature here:

 

Widget name

Text in the widget which is translated by Site Language Feature

Blog

  • "By" (author)
  • "Post date" (the date itself)
  • "Older posts"
  • "Newer posts"
  • "Comments"/ "Comment"
  • "Search result for …"
  • "No results found for ..."

RSS feed

  • "Read more"
  • "More posts"

Photo gallery

  • "View more"
  • "View less"
  • Tooltips inside of images (arrows, close, ...)

Coupon

  • "Print coupon"
  • "Expired"

Multi-location

  • Map language / Address language
  • "See all locations"

Business hours

  • Days and dates structure

Map

  • Map language

Cookie notification

  • "We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you would like to change your preferences you may do so by following the instructions here".

PayPal button

  • Images ("Buy" and "Donate")

Yelp

  • "Read more on Yelp.com"

Facebook comments

  • All default text

Facebook like

  • All default text

Disqus

  • All default text
  • We were unable to load Disqus. If you are a moderator, please see this troubleshooting guide.

Contact form

  • Captcha UI ("I’m a robot")

Password-protected pages

  • "This page is password-protected"
  • "Enter the password to view this page"

Twitter

  • All default text

404 page

  • 404-page text

Countdown

  • All default text
  • This feature only translates the texts listed above. Please note that these texts cannot be edited.

Note: This feature is different from the Multi-Language feature, which translates all text on the website using Google Translate. 

 

For further information or to speak with one of our Support Agents, simply click on the link here and submit your message via the green Help button on the bottom right-hand corner.

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