Translate the website

Your website can be created in multiple languages from the beginning or you can create it in one language first and then translate it into other languages. In the vacation rental business, it is really important to meet the needs of guests from all over the world. Find out more on this topic in our blog post on Why you should create a multilingual vacation rental website.

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Configure your website in different languages

  1. Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Websites.
  2. In the Settings tab, select Active Languages, and click Add another language
    ๐Ÿ’ก Note: You can find the languages available by default in the drop-down menu. If you want your website in a different language, please contact us.2017-12-04_1638.png

๐Ÿ’ก Note: Now your website is configured to have an additional language and your guests can select from your active languages via a drop-down menu of flags. Please make sure to translate all your content and descriptions.
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Translate your website content

To have your entire website translated you need to ensure to translate all the content of your pages as well as the descriptions and details of your rental.

To translate... do the following:
Page content
  1. Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Websites.
  2. In the Pages tab, go to the top right corner where you can select the new language under Edit pages in, and start translating your page content.
    ๐Ÿ’กNote: Default descriptions like the page names of default pages will be translated automatically for most languages.2019-10-30_1645.png
  3. Select the page you would like to translate from the menu on the left. 
  4. You will see that the text has "disappeared" from the Widgets. Start adding the translated text in the new language by clicking on the widgets. For Widgets without text (i.e. Image or Video), you can use the Widget Library to duplicate them in all languages. Find out how to do that
  5. Click Edit settings and go to the language tab to translate the title, link text, and meta tags into the new language.2016-07-26_1821.png
Rental content
  1. Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Rentals.
  2. Select the rental you want to translate and choose Overview.
  3. Now select the language that you want to set up, e.g. French, click Translate, and choose which language the automatic translation tool should use as the base language, e.g. translate from English to French.2019-11-13_1214_001.png
๐Ÿ’ก Note: Review the automatic translation and correct any errors. Repeat the process for other languages if applicable and all the relevant sections such as your rental agreement, descriptions of how to get to your rental, etc.
System content Some parts of your website content and structure are automatically configured by the system, such as certain rental details (see screenshot). These can be translated by using our Custom Translations tool. Find out more about how it works in this article.2018-10-19_1310.png


๐Ÿ’ก Note: The language that will be shown in Google search results when a guest is looking to find a vacation rental like yours, depends on 3 different factors. First of all the language of the shown results depends on cookies that store customer-specific information on language preferences for your website. Secondly, the language settings of your guest's browser can influence the search results. The last factor can be the location of the guest's IP address.

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