Translation & Multi-Language Support

Default Language

To adjust the default language of a project, navigate to projectname/settings/ Change both the LANGUAGE_CODE setting and the LANGUAGES setting. For example:


    ('es', _('Spanish'))

Note that these settings are both in use to communicate to the users’ browser about the default language of the project. This ensures that users requiring assistive technology have a smooth experience using the site. These settings do not, on their own, translate or enable multiple languages on the project.

See a full list of language codes from W3.

Translate the UI

Wagtail CRX provides all text throughout the UI and templates as translatable strings using Django’s internationalization system (often abbreviated “i18n”). To learn more about how translation works, read Wagtail’s official documentation on the topic.

Translate Page Content

Translation of model fields can be most efficiently and safely achieved via the well-known Wagtail Model Translation package.

Please note that, due to Wagtail CRX architecture, some model fields are not exposed to the translation package by default, but you can expose these fields in your

See below how that would be done for the body field for a specific WebPage model in website/

class WebPage(CoderedWebPage):
    body_content_panels = []
    content_panels = CodredWebPage.content_panels + [

Changing Language of the Admin Dashboard

See Wagtail’s translation documentation, to enable a default language in the administration panel.

Supported Languages

Wagtail CRX is currently provided in English (US). However, it supports translation. If you use Wagtail CRX in a different language, please consider contributing your translations!