Jimdo - Integration / Setup
How to make a Jimdo multilingual website
- Go to your Jimdo admin area, then click on “Menu” > “Settings” > “Edit Head”
- Click on “Save”
Translate all your content and make your Jimdo website multilingual within minutes.
1) Create an account on Weglot
This account is where you’ll be able to view and manage all your translations. Simply create a Weglot account here.
2. Create your project (~ 1 minute)
Once you created your account, you have to create your project. You must give it a name, and select the technology of your website, which is "Jimdo":
Click on the “Next” button to go to the following step.
3) Install the Weglot library
It’s easy, you just need to do the following steps (also shown in the GIF below):
4) You’re all done!
Finished! If you go to your website, you’ll now see the language-switch button appear at the very bottom right. You can try to change the language and you will see your translated website.
5) (Optional) Set up the subdomain integration
If you want, you can then set up the subdomain integration of Weglot.
**To do that, you must have your own domain name, and not a temporary Jimdo domain finishing with .jimdo.com
To do this, you can go to your Setup page, and check the following option:
After checking this option, in the next screen, you will then have to enter your domain URL.
- the domain is my-jimdo-website.com
- the original language is English
- the translated language is French
Then, click on the “Next” button to go to the following step.
You now need to configure your DNS to create and connect the subdomains.
On your Weglot account setup, you’ll see the following DNS entries to add (Note: this example is for setting up French):
For the purposes of this example, we’re using Google Domains as our domain name provider – most other host providers will look similar to this one. But, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with this step.
Now, go to your domain name provider account and to the section or page where you can manage the DNS (for instance, in Google Domains, it’s located under a tab on the left-side menu bar called DNS).
At this stage, you should be able to create new entries in the DNS section on your screen (in our example it’s in the section “Custom resource records”). Select CNAME as the type of entry.
Enter “ fr” (if you are adding French) under the “Name” section and the value given to you, "23b37203.translate-sp.weglot.io" in our example, under the "Data" section.
If you have any issues figuring out where to find or how to update your DNS records, we can help you. Just email us at email@example.com.
Once you have added and saved the entries, go back to the Weglot page. You can click on “Check DNS” and a green check-mark icon should appear: this means everything has been successfully set up (This can sometimes take a couple of minutes or even 10, so don’t be alarmed if the green check-mark icon hasn’t appeared next to your DNS record yet). Click "Next".
You should then be able to access your translated pages in the subdomain URLs :)