In our connected world, information crosses continents almost instantaneously and language shouldn’t be a barrier anymore. So if you have visitors from all around the globe, it would be good to know how to create a multi language website with Blocksy!
We offer full integrations with plugins like Polylang and WPML and Premium users get access to a language switcher element in the header section of the Customiser.
While this video tutorial uses Polylang for the demonstrative purposes, the same principles are applied with WPML as well. Naturally, the first step would be to install the Polylang plugin on your WordPress website. Once that is done, you can activate the plugin and select which languages to add. The plugin also offers the possibility to translate the text attached to your media files although this action is completely optional.
During the next step, you will be asked to assign your existing content to a language, but this is also optional so in either case, we move forward 🙂
On the next screen you will be asked to confirm if you want Polylang to create new versions of the homepage with the languages you’ve selected.
With the basic setup complete, you can head over to the Pages section in your WordPress dashboard, where you’ll notice a new column appeared that lets you create new versions of your pages for the languages you’ve just added.
Over to the Customiser you can see that the new Language selector element has been added to the list of Header elements and you get a few new style and display settings to along with it.
One last cool feature: you can create different headers for each language that you added and assign the right content with the Display Conditions module. That way, you can make sure your website will show content tailored to your visitors – they’ll love you for it!