NOTE: If you have added more than three language translation, on Pages page the system displays only the first two language icons. To view all created languages, click on the + icon, indicating the number of remaining translations to expand the list
NOTE: Before you create a page in a different than the default language, you must have added this language in the settings of Sitefinity CMS. For more information, see Setup languages.
For more information about creating a new page in different languages, see Create a page.
The system displays pages that exist in multiple languages in the following way:
NOTE: In Languages dropdown box in the right pane, English is selected.
NOTE: In Languages dropdown box in the Filter pane, German is selected.
The pages that appear inactive have no translation in the language, selected in Languages dropdown.
NOTE: Different language translations of one page can be in different statuses and can be at a different stage in the lifecycle workflow.
For more information about synchronizing translations, see Translate an existing page » Step 3.
For more information, see Overview: Content lifecycle and workflow.
NOTE: The content items, which are displayed on the page, can also have language translations. When a content item exists in different languages, each translation is displayed with its respective page translation.
For example, a news item in Spanish is displayed in the News widget in the Spanish version of the page, the English news item is displayed in the English version of the page. If the French translation of the page contains the News widget, but there is no French version of the news, the widget does not display anything. For more information, see Translate content items and taxonomies.
To switch between different language translations in the public part of your website, you must add and configure the Language selector widget to the page.
Siteifntiy CMS enables you to create multiple language versions of your website. You can create a translation for your pages in any language you have enabled for your site, and customize the page properties, for example change the title, URL, and so on. When you create a translation of a page, Sitefinity CMS automatically serves website visitors the content of that page in the currently selected language, if a translation is available.
When you choose this option, when a language translation of the page is opened in page editing mode, and you click on the language icon the system displays the following:
NOTE: Once you stop the synchronization between the different languages, you cannot synchronize them again. You have different versions of one page.
NOTE: When you create a translation of an existing page, the system does not display the Template section. You do not select a layout at this step, but at Step 5 of the current procedure, where you must choose whether you want to use the current template of the page or design a new one, just for this translation.
NOTE: If your pages are synchronized, any modifications to the layout or the widgets are applied to all existing language translations of the page.
When you choose to display content items that have different translations, the translation displayed depends on the page translation, which you are working with.
For example, if you have added the News widget to a German translation of a page, the widget displays only the news items that have German translation. If for the items, you have chosen, no German translation exists, nothing is displayed.
NOTE: If when creating the language translation of the page, you have clicked Create and return to Pages without going to content editing mode, before performing Step 2 of the above procedure, you must perform Translate an existing page » Step 3.
IMPORTANT: The system asks you, if you want to delete only the current translation of the page or all translations of this page.
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