Squarespace - Integration / Setup
Below is a step-by-step guide for creating a multilingual Squarespace website with Weglot
1. Create an account on Weglot
This is where you will get all translations and where you will be able to manage the translations. Simply create the Weglot account here
2. Enter your domain name and languages you want
In this step, you have to enter your domain name. Do not enter your Squarespace temporary domain, but your real domain name. It should NOT end by .squarespace.com
IMPORTANT: If you’ve yet to purchase your domain name and are currently using a temporary Squarespace domain ending with .squarespace.com – you will need to use this integration
Click on "Next" and the below will be generated (your DNS records). This will be different depending on the languages you choose, the example below shows French. You will need this in the next step!
3. Configure DNS records
Here you’ll create and connect your language-specific subdomains e.g. fr.mysite.com ( example for French) which is where your translated content will appear.
This requires you to copy and paste your DNS records from step 2.
Go to your Squarespace dashboard > Settings > Domains.
Or, if you purchased your domain name outside of Squarespace you will need to go to your domain name provider account and add your entries there (need help? Feel free to check this guide or to contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Your domain name will appear under "Managed by Squarespace". Click on it, and then "Advanced settings". To add another entry select the drop down where the ‘A’ appears and choose CNAME.
Then copy your DNS records from the step before. E.g. the language code of the language you’ve added to your site in the first column and "websites.weglot.com" in the IP address section, then click "ADD". The example screenshot shows both German and French.
Copy and paste this into your Squarespace dashboard, under Settings > Advanced > Code Injection and Header. If you already have something in this field, just paste the Weglot code after it.