Simple translation

The simple_translation module provides a user interface that allows users to copy pages and translatable snippets into another language.

  • Copies are created in the source language (not translated)
  • Copies of pages are in draft status

Content editors need to translate the content and publish the pages.


Simple Translation is optional. It can be switched out by third-party packages. Like the more advanced wagtail-localize.

Basic configuration

Add "wagtail.contrib.simple_translation" to INSTALLED_APPS in your settings file:


Run python migrate to create the necessary permissions.

In the Wagtail admin, go to settings and give some users or groups the “Can submit translations” permission.