Hyvor Blogs comes with in-built multi-language support. This guide will help you to set up languages of your blog correctly.

Language settings: Console → Settings → Languages.

Primary language

English (en) is the primary language for newly created blogs. If you are blogging in a different language, it is important to change the language in Language settings to tell users, browsers, and crawlers the language of your blog.

In language settings, each language has a code, name, and a direction.

  • Code: The language code should be a valid HTML lang attribute value. Some examples are
    • en
    • en-US
    • en-GB
    • fr
    • fr-FR
  • Name: The language name is text to explain the language code. We recommend you to write it in the native alphabet. Some themes may use the name to show a message like "This post is translated into Español, 简体中文, and Nederlands".
  • Direction: Left-to-right or right-to-left. This is important for languages like Arabic and Hebrew.

Multi-language Blogs

Hyvor Blogs comes with in-built support for multi-language blogs. Therefore, it is simple to set up a multi-language blog. Only thing you have to do is adding a new language in settings. Make sure you use a correct language code as explained above.


Let's say you there are two languages en (default) and fr in your blog. Now, / will list all English posts. /fr will list all French posts. All routes of your blog will be changed similarly.

Writing Translated Posts

In the post editor, you will see an option to create multiple language variants of a post.

Switching Between Variants

Think of each variant as a separate post. Each post can have a different slug. For example, if you have a post with slug hello-world in English, you can have a post with slug bonjour-monde in French. The French post will be shown at /fr/bonjour-monde.

Translating Data

Almost all data in Hyvor Blogs can be translated into languages in your blog. Here are some examples:

  • Blog name, description (Settings → General)
  • Navigation anchors (Settings → Navigation)
  • Post description, slug
  • Author names (Settings → Users)
  • Tag names (Settings → Tags)

Translating the Theme

All themes in Hyvor Blogs are translatable. Here's how to translate your theme.

  • Go to Console → Theme.
    • All theme language files are located in the lang folder.
    • en.yaml is the default language file.
  • Copy the contents of the en.yaml
  • Create a new file with the language code you want to translate to. For example, fr.yaml for French. Then paste the contents.
  • Translate the texts in the file.
    • YAML files have key: value pairs.
    • Keep the keys as they are. Only translate the values.
    • * and {key} are placeholders. Do not translate them.
    • You can wrap the value in double quotes (") if you want to use special characters like :, *, etc.



comments: Comments
posts_num_multi: "* Posts"
author: "by {name}"


comments: Commentaires
posts_num_multi: "* Articles"
author: "par {name}"

Technical SEO

Here are some under the hood works that Hyvor Blogs do to make sure search engine robots understand your multi-language pages.

HB adds the lang attribute to the <html> tag in all pages using the language code you set (this is why using the correct language codes are important).

<html lang="en">

In addition, HB will add hreflang alternate tags. For example, if you have three languages (en, fr, es), the en index page (/) will have these tags.

<link rel="alternate" href="" hreflang="fr" />
<link rel="alternate" href="" hreflang="es" />

For posts, we will add these alternate tags only if we can find its translated posts.