Hosting an event for speakers of multiple different languages? Using our Stages functionality, you can translate a single page, creating versions for each language.
An important note: You cannot have more than one form on your event page. The form must display only one language or show helper text for each language.
To get started, check out these steps:
- Before we dive into how to make this happen, review what Stages are in our article: What are Stages? Once you're prepped and ready, let's begin!
- Create and design your event page in your chosen default language. If you'd like English to be the primary language, start with this so it's the first language the page loads with.
Haven't decided on the default language yet? That's okay! You can always switch out the published page for a different Stage later on.
Pro Tip: Use the Bilingual Branded Theme to build event pages in more than one language. This allows every text element — on every guest touchpoint — to have a twin element for a second language.
- Once your page is exactly how you'd like it, create your first Stage! In case you need a refresher, you can refer back to the help center article What are Stages? or the steps below. Repeat this process for each language you plan to display.
- Select the clock arrow symbol on the ride side of the top toolbar.
- From the window that opens, navigate to Stages.
- Click the blue Add a Stage button to add your first Stage. You'll see one Stage already created--this is your current, live landing page. You can always identify the current stage by the green dot to the left of the title.
- Rename your new Stage to the next language you're planning to display to help prevent confusion in the future.
- Now that you have your landing page and new language Stages created, you can start translating.
In the new language Stage, click Edit/Preview.
- With Stages, the same Block or Element edited on multiple Stages will be changed for all Stages. What do we mean by this? If you have a Cover Block on both your main language Stage and your secondary language Stage, editing it on your secondary language Stage will also update it on your main language Stage.
To prevent this from happening, you'll need to clone anything needing different copy for both the main Stage and the secondary Stage. Check out how to clone a Block or Element here:
You'll want to clone any Blocks or Elements you plan to modify on your Stages. For language changes on Stages, most content will be edited. Save time and clone your Big Container instead, which will copy over all your Blocks and Elements and prevent you from having to clone each one individually:
Disclaimer: After making edits to your Stage, keep in mind that you don't have back-ups specific to your Stages. The only place to access back-ups is from the published Stage, and restoring a back-up will also restore how all of your Stages were at that back-up time!
- After you have completed the build of your new Stage, it's time to make it accessible to your guests. The first step to doing so is copying the Stage URL.
While viewing your a translated language Stage, click the eye icon in the top toolbar to view the Stage as a guest.
- Copy the URL using the "Copy Link" button in the top right corner:
- Head back to the main landing page. The quickest way to do this is via the black dropdown tab, selecting Edit:
- Back on the landing page, add a button element, which will lead guests to the page in another language.
Choose the location on the page where you'd like this button to live. We typically recommend somewhere near the top so your guests can quickly see that the page is available in another language.
Select the circular blue plus sign to open your element library. Click into the the first folder (Elements) and find the Button element. Select Add to Page, and feel free to style as desired.
10. Now that the button is on the event page, you can set it's direction. To do this, hover over the button until the black bar appears, and select the link icon.
After opening the link settings, select External Link from the center dropdown and input the copied Stage URL into the far right box:
Don't forget to save!
11. Your guests can now access the main event page in another language.
One last thing--you'll also want guests to be able to view your original language from your secondary language page. Repeat steps 9 and 10 to add a button to your secondary page, only this time, link out to the main landing page URL.
Just like that, you have an event page in multiple languages.