How to translate a Carrd site

There are various ways to translate a Carrd site, or show content in a different language. Here are some options.

How to translate a Carrd site
There are various ways to translate a Carrd site, or show content in a different language. Some methods require paid tools, some require technical knowledge, and some are just quick and simple hacks. In this article we’ve set out a the best options we know of, for you to choose from.

How to make Carrd multilingual

If you want to make a fully multilingual Carrd site, so it translates into different languages, you will need some tools for that. We’ve not tried this ourselves, however below are some tools and methods suggested by other Carrd users.
Conveythis
https://www.conveythis.com/
Weglot
https://weglot.com/
Elfsight
https://elfsight.com/website-translator-widget/
 
 

Use Google Translate on your Carrd site

Another option I’ve seen suggested instead of a tool is to use Google Translate. There you can get a direct link to a version of your site where Google has translated it. You can then add this link to the header on your main site, like a language selector.
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An example psi.sg where you can see the language selector in the top right corner. You click on the language options and it shows a Google Translate version of the site.
http://psi.sg/
 

Duplicate your Carrd site or a section

Another way of adding translation without a tool is to clone the main language site, and publish it as separate site, but on a subdomain of your main site.
In a similar way you could just duplicate a Section on your main language site, then translate that and hide it from the main page. Name the sections something like #en and #es, and then you could then link to them in your site header.
 

Add geolocation to a Carrd site via API

You can also personalise the content of a site depending on the visitor’s location, if you implement geolocation API.
Here are some tools Carrd users recommend.
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Note: these methods involve the use of APIs and code/scripts.
ip2location
This tool could potentially write the script for you.
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W3 Schools
You could also write your own script using the Geolocation API:
https://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_geolocation.asp
 
 
We hope you liked this tutorial. Check out other Carrd tips & tricks.
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