To get the Multi-Language feature added to your Vidflex subscription plan, please contact us to make a request.
Your Vidflex video site displays text in English as the default language. You can add the Multi-Language feature if you want your viewers to have the ability to view your site’s content in more than one language. With this feature, you can easily add your own translated content and enable or disable language selection for your site.
Once you’ve enabled and configured the Multi-Language feature, your viewers will see a language selection drop-down on your site.
Note that the Multi-Language feature will automatically translate your site’s static text (any text that’s built-in to the front end interface). Any text that’s based on user input will require you to manually add translated content. This includes the following:
- Branding – Your site name
- Videos and text that’s associated with a video (i.e., title, descriptions, etc.)
- Pages that contain text
- Widgets that contain text
- Menus in the header and footer
- Attribute groups and attributes
- Social sharing of video content – you can share your content in different languages on social media platforms
If you enable a language without adding translated content, your viewers will be able to select that language on your site, but they’ll see an error message that says, “The page you are looking for does not exist in [selected language]”.
Enabling this feature, adds a language selection drop-down on the header of your site.
First, log in to the admin panel.
- In the left menu, under Global Settings, go to Localization > Language.
Any available languages will appear on this page.
- Use the toggles to enable or disable a language.
You can’t disable English, which is the default language.
Once this feature is enabled, your viewers will see the language selection drop-down on your site.
Understanding the Language Selector
The table below provides an explanation of what the colors and labels mean:
|Color / Label||Meaning|
|The default language|
|The current selection|
|Enabled. You’ve added content in this language.|
|Disabled. You haven’t added content in this language.|
Branding for Multi-Language
You can set up a separate site name for each language that you’ve enabled on your site.
Go to Editing Your Site Name for instructions.
Setting Up Multi-Language Videos
When you upload a new video, you can add a language tag to it. This will allow your site’s viewers to filter videos by language.
Go to Uploading a Video for instructions.
Setting Up Multi-Language Pages
If you have the Multi-Language feature enabled, you can configure your pages to make them available in one or multiple languages.
To learn more, see Viewing the Pages Screen with Multi-Language Feature.
Configuring Multi-Language Widgets
You can add multiple languages to the following widgets:
The text widget is available in some page templates. You can display text on a page in different languages.
Go to the Text widget topic for instructions.
The banner widget is available in some page templates. You can have separate page banners for different languages.
Go to the Banner widget topic for instructions.
The top carousel is available in some page templates. You can have separate top carousel images for different languages.
Go to the Top Carousel widget topic for instructions.
The ads carousel is available in some page templates. You can have separate ads carousel images for different languages.
Go to the Ads Carousel widget topic for instructions.
You can set up separate Contact Us pages in different languages.
Go to the Contact Us widget topic for instructions.
Configuring Multi-Language Menus
You can set up separate menus for each language that has been added to your Vidflex video site. For example, if a viewer were to view your site in French, they can use the menu to access only the pages that are available in French, as long as you add menu links to pages that have French content.
Go to Adding a Menu Item for instructions.
Adding Multi-Language Attributes and Attribute Groups
You can create separate attributes or attribute groups in different languages.
Social Sharing in Multi-Language
Your Vidflex site’s viewers can share your published videos in a social media post on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.