Squarespace Multilingual Site: 03 Languages

In this post, I will share step by step guide to create Multilingual site with 3 languages on Squarespace (You can use on Personal Plan or any plans!)

If you use a Business Plan or higher, follow this guide.

1. Create Pages

Suppose we need to create 3 languages: English, Vietnamese and French, with the following pages

  • Home – Home (vi) – Home (fr)
  • About – About (vi) – About (fr)
  • Service – Service (vi) – Service (fr)

and language switch links

Notes:

+ Create pages in alternating order

+ Page Slug: use whatever you like! Does not require the use of prefix /vi, /en …

You will have navigation like this.

2. Different Navigation

In this step, we will use the code to hide

  • Vietnamese/French items on English Pages.
  • English/French items on Vietnamese Pages
  • English/Vietnamese items on French Pages

First, insert Code Block on All English Pages > Paste below code to hide Vietnamese/French Navigation Items.

(or insert code to Page Settings > Advanced > Header)

<style>
#mobileNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+2), #mobileNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+3) {
    display: none;
}
#mainNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+2), #mainNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+3) {
    display: none;
}
</style>

You will see this

Next, insert Code Block on All Vietnamese Pages > Paste below code to hide English/French Navigation Items.

(or insert code to Page Settings > Advanced > Header)

<style>
#mobileNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+1), #mobileNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+3) {
    display: none;
}
#mainNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+1), #mainNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+3) {
    display: none;
}
</style>

You will see this

Final, insert Code Block on All French Pages > Paste below code to hide Vietnamese/English Navigation Items.

(or insert code to Page Settings > Advanced > Header)

<style>
  #mobileNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+1), #mobileNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+2) {
    display: none;
}
  #mainNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+1), #mainNavigation>div:nth-child(3n+2) {
    display: none;
}
</style>

You will see this

3. All code

Each template will need a different code. Above is the code for Hayden Template

Here are all popular templates.

Just replace these

#mainNavigation>div

#mobileNavigation>div:nth-child

with below code

Avenue

#topNav ul>li

.mobileNav ul>li

Aviator

nav#main-navigation ul>li

nav#mobile-navigation ul>li

Bedford Template Family

Include: Anya, Bedford, Bryant, Hayden, Bedford

nav#mainNavigation>div

nav#mobileNavigation>div

Brine Template Family

Include: Aria, Basil, Blend, Brine, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Custom Template, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Impact, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Kin, Lincoln, Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Pedro, Polaris, Pursuit, Rally, Rover, Royce, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Stella, Thorne, Vow, Wav, West, Brine.

.Header-nav-inner>.Header-nav-item

.Mobile-overlay-nav>.Mobile-overlay-nav-item

Farro

Include: Farro, Haute

.Header-nav-inner>.Header-nav-item

.Mobile-overlay-nav>.Mobile-overlay-nav-item

Five

nav#main-navigation ul>li

nav#mobile-navigation ul>li

Flatiron

ul#nav>li

nav#mobile-navigation ul>li

Galapagos

.nav-list>li

.nav-list>li

Ishimoto

ul#nav>li

ul#nav>li

Momentum

.main-nav ul>li

nav#mobile-navigation ul>li

Montauk Template Family

Include: Julia, Kent, Montauk, OM

div#topNav ul>li

nav.main-nav.mobileNav ul>li

Native

.main-nav ul>li

.main-nav ul>li

Pacific Template Family

Include:  Bryler, Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, Naomi, Pacific

nav#mainNavigation>div

nav#mobileNavigation>div

Skye Template Family

Include: Foundry, Indigo, Ready, Skye, Tudor

nav#mainNavigation>div

nav#mainNavigation>div

Supply

.navigation-secondary ul>li

.navigation-secondary ul>li

Tremont Template Family

Include: Camino, Carson, Henson, Tremont

nav#mainNavigation>div

nav#mainNavigation>div

York Family

Language 1 Pages Header

<style>
nav.mobile-primary-nav-links>div:nth-child(3n+2), nav.mobile-primary-nav-links>div:nth-child(3n+3) {
    display: none;
}
nav.site-navigation>div:nth-child(3n+2), nav.site-navigation>div:nth-child(3n+3) {
    display: none;
}
</style>

Language 2 Pages Header

<style>
nav.mobile-primary-nav-links>div:nth-child(3n+1), nav.mobile-primary-nav-links>div:nth-child(3n+3) {
    display: none;
}
nav.site-navigation>div:nth-child(3n+1), nav.site-navigation>div:nth-child(3n+3) {
    display: none;
}
</style>

Language 3 Pages Header

<style>
nav.mobile-primary-nav-links>div:nth-child(3n+1), nav.mobile-primary-nav-links>div:nth-child(3n+2) {
    display: none;
}
nav.site-navigation>div:nth-child(3n+1), nav.site-navigation>div:nth-child(3n+2) {
    display: none;
}
</style>

Wells

nav#secondaryNavigation ul>li

nav.main-nav.mobile-nav ul>li

Wexley

div#topNav ul>li

nav.main-nav.mobile-nav ul>li

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.header-nav-item

[data-folder=”root”] .header-menu-nav-item

eg

<style>
/* desktop */
.header-nav-item:nth-child(3n+1), .header-nav-item:nth-child(3n+2) {
    display: none;
}
/* mobile */
[data-folder="root"] .header-menu-nav-item:nth-child(3n+1), [data-folder="root"] .header-menu-nav-item:nth-child(3n+2) {
    display: none;
}
</style>

 

4. Different Logo Link

Updating soon.

5. FAQ

Code only works when refreshing the website?

Disable Ajax Loading. If you don’t know how to, Google: “disable ajax squarespace”.

How to make folder title not clickable

Add to Design > Custom CSS

.folder-toggle {
    pointer-events: none;
}

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