Hey Webflow Community
I’m Esben from the Danish company Famly.
We recently bought the “Advanced” localization package but are seeing some problems with how it works when you have a different URL structure for your website in each of the locales.
Below is some context on our setup.
We are using UK English as our Primary Locale as our website has the most pages in UK English as it’s our biggest market for the software we make.
Locale setup looks like this:
The way we had our website before Localization was kind of a home-made setup in terms of URL structure, meaning that all UK pages would be set up like this:
… and the US version of that page would sit in the same instance under Pages with the URL being:
The pages where not sitting in a subdirectory.
(we did this because of limitations within the Webflow platform, but it hasn’t been good for SEO).
Every Technical SEO person knows, that the US page should sit in a subdirectory like this:
www.famly.co/en-us/demo. (goood for SEO).
The URL setup seem to work fine when looking through the locale setup.
Here is the above example:
But we have gotten all the static pages dublipacted onto each of the locales, why is Webflow doing that automatically?
I’ll try and list the problems in order:
First of all, all of the pages from our UK locale, have been copied to the US, German and Danish Locales.
We don’t want a carbon copy of all our UK pages on these locales, as we don’t have the same amount of pages in each of these markets.
In the Danish locale we for example only have 14 pages.
We don’t want a copy of all 134 UK pages (plus all the CMS content), as our Danish version of the software is limited. And in the other locales the product varies so we need a custom page setup for each locale.
Then we thought it might just be possible to delete the pages under each of the locales and only keep the pages we need for each of the locales under US, Germany and Denmark.
But it seems that the delete button is not to there under the locale pages:
I can’t find anything about this custom setup we want in the Localization documentation…?
So the question really is:
Is it possible to have a custom setup with a different number of pages under each locale?
…or do we have to have a carbon copy of each of the UK pages for each locale?
I know it’s possible via CMS Collections, but it would require soo much work moving 95% of our pages to all be CMS Collections and we would like to avoid that…
I’m eager to hear your feedback.