Advanced Website: Set a default site language

The information in this article is relevant only for Pro users at this time. For information about booking websites for Lite users, refer to the Guesty Booking Engine

If you are building a site in a language other than English, the Site Language feature allows you to translate certain elements into your target language. Simply select your target language and the built-in text on several widgets will be translated into your target language automatically. The widget text has been pre-translated and cannot be customized.

Note:

This feature should not be mistaken for the Multi-language feature, which translates all text on the site using Google Translate. When Multi-Language is enabled, the default site language is set automatically, the Site Language tab will be inactive, and changes to the default language must be set via the Multi-Language feature.

To configure your site language:

  1. In the side panel, click SEO & Settings, and then click Site Language. Or, click Pages, then click Add Site Languages. Please note that if you need to select a non-supported language, you must do it from the Pages panel.
  2. Select a language. The languages offered include:
Dutch Italian
English Turkish
English (UK) Portuguese
French Spanish (LATAM)
German Spanish (Spain)
Polish Finnish
Latvian Lithuanian
Arabic Swedish
Icelandic Norwegian
Danish Hebrew
Russian Catalan
Romanian Chinese (Traditional)
Chinese (Simplified) Greek
Korean Vietnamese
Indonesian  

Note:

  • If you select a language that is not supported, the default widgets will be in English.
  • Language tags in the source code will be updated according to the chosen language.

Text in the following widgets are affected by this feature:

Widget

Text translated by Site Language Feature

Blog

  • By (author)
  • Post date (the date itself)
  • Older posts
  • Newer posts
  • Comments / Comment
  • Search result for …
  • No results found for ...

RSS feed

  • Read more
  • More posts

Photo gallery

  • View more
  • View less
  • Tooltips inside of images (arrows, close, ...)

Coupon

  • Print coupon
  • Expired

Multi-location

  • Map language / Address language
  • See all locations

Business hours

  • Days and dates structure

Map

  • Map language

Cookie notification

  • We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

PayPal button

  • Images (Buy and Donate)

Yelp

  • Read more on Yelp.com

Facebook comments

  • All default text
Facebook feed
  • All default text

Facebook like

  • All default text
Google calendar
  • All default text

Disqus

  • All default text
  • We were unable to load Disqus. 

Contact form

  • Captcha UI (I’m a robot)

Password protected pages

  • This page is password-protected
  • Enter the password to view this page

Twitter

  • All default text

404 page

  • 404 page text

Countdown

  • All default text

This feature only translates the texts listed above. These texts cannot be edited.

For more information about Multi-Language sites, see Configure a multi-language site.

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