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In website builder WebWave CMS creating multilingual websites is as easy as a pie. Tools, that we share, allow you to make a backup copy of a certain language version of a website and translate chosen content. If needed, you can build additional language versions from scratch. In this article you will learn how to build a multilingual website.
Check out our video tutorial about, how to add languages to your website made in WebWave:
By ticking a box next to "Don't copy content", you will create a new website from scratch.
By ticking a box next to "Copy content from", a new language version will be created as a copy of chosen language version. What remains to do is to translate its content into another language.
By ticking a box next to "Copy articles from", a new language version will be created with a copy of all the articles created so far in orginal language.
In order to allow users to easily choose a language version of your website, add a language menu from the toolbar on the left side of the builder.
The default language of your website is a language version of your website which will be displayed when a user enters your website. If you linked to your website a domain yourwebsite.com and set English as a default language, users who enter the website will see the English version. Other language versions will be displayed under http://yourdomain.com/language, for example a german version will be available under http://yourdomain.pl/gr.
In order to choose a default language, select it on the languages list:
Let's say you have your website in two languages - English and German. Each version has two subpages - home page and contact. The English language has been set as default. You have a domain mydomain.com. The URL addresses will look more or less like this:
For the English version:
http://mydomain.com - home page
http://mydomain.com/contact - contact
For the German version:
http://mydomain.com/gr - home page
http://mydomain.com/gr/Kontakt - contact
To delete a language version of a website, go to the languages list and select red "x" next to the chosen language. If you delete a default language, another one will automatically replace it.
When you create an additional language version of a website, keep in mind that changes made within it will not affect other versions. The best practice here is to primarily focus on the website style and content of a one language version. And only after it's done you may copy content and add language versions. Then the last thing to do would be just the content translation . You won't have to spend hours on editing each version style.