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Create a Multilingual Website
Set the Website Language

Create a Multilingual Website

Multilingual websites at Bricksite requires an extra subscription per extra language (at a special discount).

The website language may be made accessible at a subdomain of the main website. The main website should be in English, i.e. do not use special characters such as æ-ø-å in your international domain. In this case we recommend using a .com domain as your primary entry point. The language versions will then be accessible at subdomains, i.e. example.com and/or en.example.com for the main website, da.example.com or dk.example.com for Denmark, de.example.com for Germany, and so on.

We do, however, recommend that you buy country-specific domains for the language versions, i.e. example.com for the international or English website, eksempel.dk for Denmark, beispiel.de for Germany, example.uk for the United Kingdom, and so on.

To create a multilingual website you need to first make a copy of your main website. We recommend saving the copy with an appropriate name, e.g. Example_EN if the website language is English.

Translate the copied website. When all pages are translated and ready, write an email to customer support. Then we will set-up the extra subscriptions, subdomains, and appropriate menus (with flag icons if needed).



We also recommend that you register the main website in Google Search Console as a Domain Property, because then it automatically registers all the subdomains. If you choose to buy country-specific domains each domain must be individually registered as its own Domain Property.

You may add Google hreflang tags to each language version. This way Google will know it is the same page set in different languages. This is great for SEO.

Set the Website Language

If you need to specify the website content language to browsers and search engines this needs to be changed by inserting a piece of code in the website's header code. The language defaults to American English (en-US). If your website targets a specific country, the country code may additionally be set after the language code.

Insert one of the following codes at the very top in the website header (see this guide).

Save your changes and Publish the website.

Danish - Denmark
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="da-DK" xml:lang="da-DK">
English - Denmark
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en-DK" xml:lang="en-DK">
English - USA
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">
English - UK
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en-GB" xml:lang="en-GB">
German - Germany
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="de-DE" xml:lang="de-DE">

International ISO language codes are available online if you need to specify another language than those mentioned here.
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