General Integration - Integration / Setup
Translate your website with Weglot
This general setup guide describes how to translate your website with Weglot.
You can integrate Weglot to your website in 2 different ways:
- Subdomains integration
More in-depth and better for SEO. Your translated pages will be on subdomains (like fr.mysite.com). It can take 15 minutes to install and requires you to add DNS record entries (We provide help if you need!). This integration is better for SEO as you have a dedicated URL for each language.
To use this integration, you will need to have your own domain name. If you haven’t bought or connected your DNS to your website already, don’t choose this integration yet. Indeed, you will need to create subdomains so you need to access the DNS records area of your domain name.
Step 1: Create an account on Weglot (~ 1 minute)
This account will be the place where you have all your translations and where you will manage them. Simply create a Weglot account here.
Step 2: Select your website technology / CMS
Select your website technology. If it’s not available, select “Other”.
Step 3: Choose languages
After validating your email, you will arrive on the setup page of Weglot. Enter your website URL (You must enter your own domain name, like mywebsite.com) not a URL generated by your CMS.
Then, specify the original language of your website (the language in which your website is originally created) and the languages you want to translate it into.
In the example below:
- the domain is: mywebsite.com
- the original language is: English
- the translated language is: French
Click “Next” to go to the next step.
Step 4: Enter your new DNS entries
In this step, you will add new DNS entries to your DNS record.
If you bought your domain name via your CMS platform, then you should be able to add new entries (CNAME / Aliases) to your DNS records directly inside your CMS admin.
Otherwise, if you bought your domain on an external provider (like GoDaddy, 1&1, Gandhi, etc…), you can add the new entries (CNAME / Aliases) directly in this external provider account. If you are not sure how to do it or where it is, we can help you. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 5: Validate the DNS entries
When you added and saved your entries, go back to your Weglot account tab, and click “Check DNS”. If everything goes well, you should see green check icons. It means the DNS entries were successfully configured. Then, click on “Next”.
Step 7: It’s done!
Try changing the language when the language switcher appears, you should see your translated website!
Step 8: Start editing your translations
You can now review and manually edit your translations in your Weglot account.
Log in to your Weglot account and then go to “ Translations” to find all your translations and edit them.