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Sync Pages for Multilingual Sites

Nidhi Agrawal
Nidhi Agrawal
Backend & Frontend Developer
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When creating your Sitefinity site, you might want to tailor your content for visitors from an array of different countries. Thankfully, Sitefinity provides support for multilingual sites and makes it easy to ensure that users from around the world are getting the most appropriate content.

You can configure your site to offer content in at least 10 different languages. The page for each language can be completely unique, or you can use the “Keep pages synced” feature that comes out-of-the-box with Sitefinity to keep the page’s look-and-feel same between all languages, but display different translations of the content itself.

Steps to Keep Pages in Sync

  1. Go to Sitefinity > Pages through the primary Sitefinity back-end navigation.

  2. Select any page that you want to convert into another language and click on the language link to create a new version of the page (see below).Sitefinity language selection button

  3. Enter all the page details like the Title, Description etc. and select “Create Page and Add Content"

  4. You will see a screen like the below imageNewly created translation in Sitefinity prompting

  5. Here you can choose to either “Start from scratch” to give a different look and feel to the translated page or you can click on “Copy from another language”  to base the page and widgets on another language.

  6. Clicking on "Copy from another language" will show you a popup asking you which language to copy fromSitefinity language sync modal

    In this example, “English” is preselected because that is the only other language the page is available in. If your site is configured for more than 2 languages and there are other language translations already created, then the dropdown would allow you to choose from any of those versions.

    In this step, it is recommended to check the box “Keep all language versions synced as one page” so that if a widget is added to one language of the page, it will automatically get added to all language versions of the page. You can then edit the content for each language by editing the respective pages.

  7. Click “Done” and you will see the new translated version of the page, with all the content copied from the English language. You can edit all the content to add the translations and publish the page.
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