Multi-language Blog

Multi languages features like Landing pages & website have.

I think it's essential to have a blog in multiple languages.

HubSpot updates
Multi-language BlogHubSpot Product Team
changed to: In Planning
11-08-2019

This is in planning - thank you all for your patience!

 

Additional background and context for anyone interested:

Many have commented that it's weird for HubSpot's page tools to offer a multi-language option while the blog doesn't have that feature. I agree - it doesn't make sense Smiley Happy  The tools look very similar - and the management interface is completely identical across all content tools. But in the back end, the code bases are separate (necessary, as a blog (RSS feed) is inherently different from pages in how it behaves), and there were some other tools (related to the fact that the blog tool uses a single template) that need to be made multi-language friendly before the blog can become multi-language. That's why HubSpot website and landing pages have had the multi-language feature for quite some time while the blog has not. 

 

My team is eager to provide you with the best possible multi-language blog. We've spoken to many already about their multi-language needs, but we're always looking to hear from more customers. If you're willing to share your thoughts and experiences beyond the comments here (I've read them all!), please book a time to speak with me.

 

- Snaedis 

Multi-language BlogCommunity Manager
changed to: In Planning
07-19-2018

I can confirm this feature is in planning. Please stay tuned here for updates. 

64 Replies
ipowell
Top Contributor

I think this is a great idea and would be very useful for everyone. I hope it is implemented soon. 

KeithMoehring Occasional Contributor | Platinum Partner | Certified Trainer
Occasional Contributor | Platinum Partner | Certified Trainer

Translation of blog content is very important to my client's site as we will be expanding the number of languages over the coming months. I have two other clients that will need this feature soon as well. 

benvanlooy Esteemed Contributor | Gold Partner
Esteemed Contributor | Gold Partner

We currently have a Hubspot blog - it had 6 languages in total.. We had to recreate the blog 6 times and of course the blog post translations are not linked to each other.

 

 

Hubspot should really focus on important things like these. I've at least one client who decided not to use Hubspot for exactly this reason and I can't blame them.

 

 

thisisdatis
Regular Contributor

Hey all,

 

Like many of you, I've run into the issue of having a multi-national site and not being able to support it through Hubspot's blog platform. I was wondering if any of you could make any recommendations based on the workaround solutions I've thought of.  Here's a little colour on our website structure:

 

We've currently got an American/worldwide version of our site www.outbackteambuilding.com and a Canadian version of it www.outbackteambuilding.com/ca/. Most pages that appear on outbackteambuilding.com will appear on the CA version as well. My web developer made it so that the pages would automatically insert the self-referencing canonical URL into the header as well as the hreflang tags for their respective countries. 

 

Here are my workaround ideas:

 

  1. Merge the blogs into one
    1. set up redirects from all previous Canadian pages to go to the main site's blog
    2. have my developer set up an automated or manual redirect for when a Canadian visitor clicks through on a blog link IE:
      1. Canadian visitor is on blog page > visitor clicks through on a link to visit a product page > visitor is automatically redirected to outbackteambuilding.com/page/ca/     OR
      2. Canadian visitor is on blog page > visitor clicks through on a link to visit a product page > a layover appears, recommending the visitor go to outbackteambuilding.com/page/ca/  
  2. Host two separate blogs 
    1. Add language tags to the global header of the blogs
    2. Use self-referencing canonical tag function for each blog post on each site

Can anyone tell me which route they suggest, what the SEO impact would be, or what workaround they would recommend in my case? 

 

I really appreciate your time and assistance Smiley Happy 

makototaguchi11
New Contributor

Hi everyone, I also second to this option. What would be the best workaround for now?

BerghSuzanne
Occasional Contributor

 @makototaguchi11 as far as I know, the best work around for now is just creating two blogs. So you have an English blog and an .... language blog. The only thing that doesn't work is the standard translation functionality (people can't translate a specific blog post; they have to go to your other-language-website. Success!

benvanlooy Esteemed Contributor | Gold Partner
Esteemed Contributor | Gold Partner

Correct - creating another blog is basically your only option.

 

Why Hubspot has foreseen landingpage-translations & no blog-post translations, will forever be a mystery.. one of their biggest mistakes if they'd know how many people decide not to use Hubspot because of this limition. (especially for bilingual countries as i live in)

 

 

 

makototaguchi11
New Contributor

Thank you. I tried to craete a new blog by copying everything from the old blog but seems like the format is broken.. Maybe the root url is changed so that's why. Does anyone have any idea?

 

original:

https://blog.xxx.com

 

translated version:

https://blog.xxx.com/ja

BerghSuzanne
Occasional Contributor

Hi @makototaguchi11, it shouldn't be that hard. Just 'edit' an existing blog, then go to ''settings'', click on edit url, then you can change de url, but also select another blog. Then just check if the old url automatically re-directs, or that you have to add an url mapping yourself. 

Martina_Thelen New Contributor | Platinum Partner | Certified Trainer
New Contributor | Platinum Partner | Certified Trainer

We definitely need a multi-language-blog for our international customers. Blog Newsletter subscription in different languages is very difficult also. 

pknecht
New Contributor

Same here.

Hubspot comes into play for startups and companies executing an international content strategy.

Mulit language support should be implemented accross all marketing features.

 

#upvote

Community Manager
Community Manager
updated to: In Planning

I can confirm this feature is in planning. Please stay tuned here for updates. 

benvanlooy Esteemed Contributor | Gold Partner
Esteemed Contributor | Gold Partner

@roisinkirby

 

Wow - that is excellent news :-)

 

It's one of the biggest frustrations there is for Hubspot!

 

Hopefully there will be a way to merge the existing language blogs we have so far - that would be the cherry on top ^_^

Like being able to choose a master blog & merge a post form a different blog as translations of that blog post :-)

 

 

makototaguchi11
New Contributor

That's great news! Would like to know ETA Smiley Very Happy

makototaguchi11
New Contributor

@roisinkirby Hi, is there any update on the release?? Looking forward!

antoinepotloc
Occasional Contributor

An ETA would be awesome. We're on WP and will certainly not move until that feature is live.

 

relmi
New Contributor

Would love to know ETA

matteocloudnova
Occasional Contributor

ETA thanks

christian1
Regular Contributor

ETA, please. 

Giuseppe
Regular Contributor

Hi there,

 

here you can find a solution which I am still reviewing. Seems a little bit complex but maybe is the solution!