Making your Squarespace website multilingual is mostly for the purpose of reaching new markets. Only 53% of web users are English speakers, which means you’re missing out on 47% of the market.

Squarespace site owners, like everyone else conducting business online, should think about website translation as a strategy to improve future sales chances.

What needs to be translated?

This is dependent on your approach and if you want a completely multilingual Squarespace website where customers may buy goods and services from you, or whether you only need a few pages to provide context to multilingual users.

How do you make a multilingual website on Squarespace?

To begin with, Squarespace does not provide translation services. Before you start building your new language pages, you’ll need to translate your content using either human or automatic translation solutions. There are, however, various additional solutions you may use to make your Squarespace site multilingual, all of which have varying degrees of success.

Second, Squarespace suggests utilizing a cover page as the initial page of your website, so consumers may select their chosen language right away.

Step-by-step guide

1. Create a Weglot account

All of your translations will be stored in your Weglot account, which you will be able to control.

2. Add your new languages

A screen will appear once your Weglot account has been established and confirmed.

Enter the URL of your domain, the language of your original website, and the languages into which you want to translate your website. If you like, you can modify the translated languages afterwards and then click “next” to proceed to the next step.

3. Setup language-specific subdomains

In this stage, you’ll use your DNS records to connect Weglot to your website. To begin, go to Settings > Domains in your Squarespace admin area (if your domain name is managed by Squarespace). It’ll be listed under “Managed by Squarespace.” Then select “Advanced settings” from the drop-down menu.

The DNS can then be entered when required. Finally, at the top, click “Save.”

4. Add your language switcher

The final step in making your Squarespace website bilingual is to add a language switcher to the front-end. Your Javascript code can be found in the ‘Project settings’ section of your Weglot Dashboard.

Copy and paste this code into the ‘Settings’ > ‘Advanced’ > ‘Code Injection’ and ‘Header’ sections of your Squarespace dashboard. If this field already has content in it, simply paste the Weglot code after it.

That’s it!

That’s all there is to it! Your Squarespace site is now multilingual!

It’s essential that you invest both time and money in high-quality translation services. This will keep you up to date on modern business practices. At K&J Translations we are here to help you ensure the highest quality translations, bringing your business to the next level.