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Episerver CMS iconManaging multiple languages

Many large websites display content in several languages. Episerver has powerful support for multi-language management, including the possibility to translate content into a wide range of languages, defining fallback languages for non-translated content, as well as switching language for the editorial user interface.

How does Episerver know which language to display to visitors? Episerver enforces the language to be visible in the URL, either in the path or the domain part of the URL. When a website visitor selects a language option (if available), content in that language is displayed. Alternatively, the preferred content display language may be detected by the browser used by the visitor. If content does not exist in a selected language, a fallback procedure may be applied.

Enabling content languages

Usually a website has a default or "master" content language set up at the time of installation. In addition to this, you may add multiple content languages as required for your website. The enabling of languages is done in the steps described below. Note that you need administrative access right to access the administration interface in Episerver CMS.

User interface languages

The Episerver user interface is available in a number of different languages. To set the desired user interface language for CMS, click your user profile name in the upper right corner. Select My Settings > Display Options tab. At the Personal Language drop-down, select the language of your choice, and click Save.

Episerver imageCommerce and multiple languages

Refer to Multi-language management in the Commerce section for information on how to work with multiple languages if you have Episerver Commerce installed.

Episerver image Episerver Find and multiple languages

Refer to Optimizing multiple sites and languages for information on how to work with multiple languages if you have Episerver Find installed.

See also

  • Refer to Translating content for information on how to translate CMS content into different languages.
  • Refer to the Languages add-on for more information on how to extend the functionality in Episerver for translating content into multiple languages.
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Episerver User Guide 16-9 | Released: 2016-12-15 | © Episerver 2016 | Send feedback to us