Say “Hola” to the new Weglot widget! As your visitors get more international so should your website and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to integrate a multilingual function.
If you’re creating a website by language, organizing the navigation according to the number of languages you want, the process isn’t so simple and it can be time-consuming. That’s why today we introduce the Weglot tool. We’ve partnered with Weglot, to help easily translate and spread your website in multiple languages to increase your visitors and customers without compromising on design—in just three steps.
What is Weglot?
Weglot is a widget that translates and helps extend your website reach in several languages whilst letting you manage your translations easily. Today, over 15,000 websites use the Weglot service.
The main advantages are:
- It’s easy to install and use
- This unique and user-friendly platform helps you manage your translations easily
- The tool offers different sources of translations depending on your need: automatic, human and professional
- It directly updates your website in real time
How does it work?
Weglot is a great solution if you have a website in English for your hotel, restaurant or any other activity and you want to:
- Reach more visitors
- Keep International visitors coming to your website
You can install the Weglot widget on your Jimdo website, which automatically adds a language change button to the bottom right of your screen. Then just create a Weglot account and manage your translations directly from your Weglot dashboard.
Once you have an account you can then smooth out the automatic translations yourself in the Translations List or use a human translator (available in the paid versions). Your Jimdo site will automatically update any changes made. Start your 10-day free trial here.
Please note: Once installed, the Weglot widget will then generate an automatic translation. It’s up to you if you want to then modify it in your Weglot account.
How to manage my translations?
Once Weglot is installed and tested on your website, log in to your account to manage your translations.
Add your translations using the Weglot Dashboard > Visual Editor. This allows you to edit your translations directly from your website in the language you choose.
How to install Weglot on your Jimdo website?
The installation of the Weglot widget on your website can be done in 3 steps:
- Create a Weglot account here.
- Copy and paste the HTML code of the widget below into the Head of your website.
- Replace the items shown in red below with those found in the Project Settings tab of your Weglot account.
destinationLanguages : ‘es,de‘,
API_KEY: Just replace this with your unique API key that looks something like: wg_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
originalLanguage: Indicate the original language of your website (the one set for the interface of your Jimdo site). If it’s English, keep “en“.
destinationLanguages: Indicates the desired languages you want it translated to with their 2-letter code. So you can choose “es” for example to translate your website to Spanish (all codes available here).
Then just click on “Save”.
Please note: The Head of your site is accessible from Menu > Settings > Edit Head. You will find more information here.
How much does Weglot cost?
Weglot is a subscription service whose different packages depend on: (i) the number of words translated and (ii) the number of translation languages desired. Weglot offers a free version without commitment for up to 2000 translated words and a 20% discount is offered to Jimdo users whichever paid package they choose.
All packages are available on a monthly, yearly or no-contract (free) basis. You’ll find details of these subscriptions here.
Good to know: If you use a paid version, your visitors will be automatically directed to the version of your site that corresponds to their language. For example, a visitor in London will see your site in English, whilst a visitor in Spain will see it in Spanish.
Excited to try it out? Let us know what you think in the comments!