Multi languages features like Landing pages & website have.
I think it's essential to have a blog in multiple languages.
I'm very excited to announce that multi-language blog is now complete!
We've loosened restrictions in blog settings so you can have different templates, comment settings, and more, for your different blog languages. These updates will ensure that you avoid mixed language blog content, and will help long-time blog users adopt some of our new multi-language blog functionality.
With the new blog settings, you can now....
We have some final updates to come for APIs, but all in-app functionality is done! I'm marking this post as Delivered.
Quick update, we're in the process of adding this update to all customers' portals! It's currently out to 20% of all customers (as of Oct 2, 2020), and we'll continue to increase that percentage over the coming 1-2 weeks (we do this incrementally to minimize the risk of bugs affecting customers' accounts). If all goes well, I expect you'll see this update in all portals around mid-October.
You can tell you have the update when you click on the More button for a language variant and you see options to make that post "primary" and to "remove" that post from the group.
Since it's still pretty early, we don't have a knowledge base article published for this update, but you can see the notification I've drafted in a Google Doc which describes all these updates.
Thank you for your patience, we're almost there!
Yes, I'm happy to say that we're in the process of adding this update to all customers! It's currently out to 20% of all customers, and we'll continue to increase that percentage over the coming 1-2 weeks (we do this incrementally to minimize the risk of bugs affecting customers' accounts). I can add your client, just send me their portal IDs 🙂 email@example.com or DM me here.
@finn thank you for that feedback! Control over the URL of a blog tag listing page would go well with some other changes my team would like to make to listing pages (mainly letting users set a meta description or page title for those tag listing pages or author pages, for example). I'll make note of your point about the URL as well.
Customization of the URL aside, I am surprised to hear that special characters in URLs is not good SEO practice - I did consult with the internal SEO team here at HubSpot about this a while ago and was told at the time that special characters are actually nice to have. This was in the context of pages and blog posts, where users can edit those special characters and replace them with more 'simple' Latin-alphabet characters, so to your point you don't currently have that option with tags. I'll revisit this and see what I can find, but in any case do agree that customization of the tag page URLs would be ideal 🙂
An update on multi-language blog (available in beta to everyone who has Blog)
Here's the current status of specific features:
Included at this time:
Still to come:
@Niel we're working on loosening up restrictions so you can have different templates, comment settings, Google AMP settings, and social share settings. We're also working on making it easier to combine existing blog posts together.
This is definitely still a work in progress, hence the "in beta" status It's my team's top priority and we'll be sending out updates as soon as possible! Thank you for your patience.
Multi-language blog is now available to everyone!
Here's the current status of specific features:
Included at this time:
Still to come:
Multi-language blog is currently available to 65% of all portals, and we'll continue to expand the beta until it's available to everyone!
The knowledge base article on creating multi-language blog is now indexed, so you and your team members can find it through searching our knowledge base as usual.
Here's an overview of the status on different parts of the multi-language blog feature:
Included at this time:
Still to come:
Thank you to everyone who has shared feedback and suggestions. Please continue to share your thoughts with me, either here in the comments or directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
@dgil8 when you're brought to the Blog Settings, click on the Language option in order to add a new language for this blog. Then you'll be able to set the settings for that language and go back to create a multi-language variation for a blog post:
Hi Community members,
I'm excited to say that we now have an early, beta version of multi-language Blog!
This multi-language blog beta includes:
Not yet included, but currently in development, support for multi-language:
If you would like access to the beta version of multi-language blog, please message me here, or email me directly (email@example.com ) with your HubSpot portal ID number.
I'll post again when I have another update to share.
Just a quick update on multi-language blog!
This is still in development and is my team's #1 priority. We're very close to having a public beta available, and I'll update this post as soon as that's live so you know how to opt into it. We're planning on making the beta version available to you all in about a month.
Thank you for your patience and support! We're looking forward to delivering this feature to you, and I'll post again as soon as I have an update.
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 🙂 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.
I can confirm this feature is in planning. Please stay tuned here for updates.
Our website needs to house content in different languages, and we find it very difficult for navigation to be smooth, and difficult to manage the navigation in all the different languages.
That's what we would like to see:
1) Enabling an easy way to connect site pages and landing pages that have the same content but of a different language. When a page is created in English, then the same page should be automatically created in the other languages in the COS with the same settings and the same navigation options. However the page will not be published as long as the content has not been created in the appropriate language. I don't know if you know Buuteeq (a CMS for hotels), but this is something they do very well.
2) Special characters need to appear like their real format and not in code. We will want to create our site in German, Thai and maybe mandarin real soon.
3) Forms should also have the possibility to be multi-language; i.e. create the form in English, and then the form will be created in multiple language right away.
4) Possibility of tracking the language preferences of prospects and leads so we can nurture them in their native language. It would be even better if the language of the COS could be automatically set depending on the language preferences of the browser of the visitor.
That's all for the moment, but this is very important for us, as our markets are international visitors who prefer to read information about the country they visit in their native language.
We have worked around this by having separate blogs within Hubspot for each language. There might be a better way
Hi is there's any way to use multi-language for blog?
We have the same issue. We also work around by creating seperate blogs, however on the general blog pages (blog.broshuis.com), all languages are in one list, so that is not very user-friendly.
Hey @Marius currently HubSpot's multi-language content tools only support Webiste & Landing Pages, but you can vote for this feature request here.
Totally agree - I do think it's a bit strange that since Landing pages have this feature, this wasn't implemented for blogs also (if you need one, you really need the other also...).
We're gonna have to use a work around by creating a different blog, but the blog names will look silly probably as they will include the language.. either that are use topics, but as there is no deeper hierarchy, the topics will be mixed, which also isn't what we want..
Hopefully Hubspot can implement this feature for blogs very soon!
I need this too. Creating a separate blog won't work for us because we don't have enough content to support a whole other blog site. But certain regional articles should be translated. Right now we have to create and email a PDF of the translation to our customers. Not great.
As Europe based company the multilanguage feature is neccessary not only for pages but also for Blogs. Its a bit odd to offer customers all pages in their respective language but not beeing able to also have the blog in the user language as hubspot does not support the feature there. So all the trainings about inbound marketing and easy access for the user respectively customer but then here the language barriere. I want to give my user the feeling that we are local and that not knowing the English language is not something bad, as my potential customer might now think. So get it done fast! We love our many languages in Europe and hubspot should respect this.
I'm really hoping that translations for blogs will be announced very soon, as we're on the verge of having to duplicate our English blog for 5 other languages, there'll be 3 blogs, so that's 18 blogs to maintain, which is crazy work, also the pages won't be directly linked to each other which is plain silly 😞
Jus throwing this out there (sorry, new to COS), but can we not create a multi-lingual landing page / website page, and just include an RSS feed?
I guess there are limitations in searching and filtering?
Would love some insight.
- searching: the default search is a google search engine that displays results on a google page
- as for filtering, unlike a wordpress for example, there aren't categories (in multiple levels) and tags, but there is only one level: topics..
however, you can get the trick done by using the HUBDB
I agree, this would be a very important feature for many European or international companies. Creating separate blogs for different languages is not a very practical solution if you are planning to translate only some existing posts of your primary blog, instead of creating new, unique content. Keeping these local blogs active is another challenge for small marketing teams. I'm looking forward to any improvements that would make managing multi-language blogs easier...
I fully agree, that would be a great tool
We solved it, as some of you indicated, with two separate blogs for the two different languages that we post in.
But, we have one additional issue. The language of the document, <html lang="en">, is set for all blogs at once (because they're hosted on the same domain). That is not helping us SEO-wise...
So for us it is an absolute must to be able to set the language on the blog-level, which sets the html language.
Right now you can only create 1 language biography per author. For a biography in a second language you need to create another author which can't have the same name. The only work around right now is to switch first and last name for the "second" author in a different language.
This definitely needed! Could even be integrated to support multi-lingual social media platforms. 🙂
Our company has the same issue, our market covers the Americas and Europe, soon we will be expanding to Asia, we need a multilanguage blog as customers in some countries do not like to be advertised or show content that is not in their mother tongue.
I second this
I would also like to have the possibility to create a multilanguage blog!
I'm kind of getting fed up of Hubspot support - as soon as we ask a question we get directed here.. and here nobody seems to help us out..
I can guarantee a few of our clients will be hooking off if there isnt a solution very soon.
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