Localization

Effortlessly manage multilingual content at the granular level, out of the box. No plugins, no clutter — just seamless, native support for a world of languages.

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Manage content at a global pace

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Native integration

Localization is native to Payload, not a bloated plugin.

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Localize content on a field level

Easily localize content on a field by field basis.

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Internationalization (i8n)

Payload's internationalization support is built on top of i18next.

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API Locale Handling

Specify locales and fallbacks in REST, GraphQL, or Local API calls.

Building with Payload can be done quickly and effectively, thanks to its code‑based customization and developer-friendly features.

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Field-based localization

Manage translations at the field level rather than just the document level, and enjoy granular control over your multilingual content.

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Robust locales & i8n

Payload provides you the ability to have a global reach with a local touch, with baked-in internationalization support so that admin users can work in their preferred language.

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Native integration

Avoid the bloat of plugins or otherwise limited solutions, and build multilingual application development without the hassle. It's a direct, efficient approach, and best of all, completely free.

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import { buildConfig } from 'payload/config'
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export default buildConfig({
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collections: [
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// collections go here
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],
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localization: {
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locales: [
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{
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label: 'English',
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code: 'en',
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},
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{
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label: 'Arabic',
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code: 'ar',
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// opt-in to setting default text-alignment on Input fields to rtl (right-to-left) when current locale is rtl
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rtl: true,
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},
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],
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defaultLocale: 'en',
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fallback: true,
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},
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})
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Locale management in API requests

When retrieving documents, you can specify which locale you'd like to receive as well as which fallback locale should be used.

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// With REST API
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fetch('https://localhost:3000/api/pages?locale=es&fallback-locale=none');
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// With GraphQL API
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query {
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Posts(locale: de, fallbackLocale: none) {
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docs {
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title
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}
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}
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}
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// With Local API
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const posts = await payload.find({
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collection: 'posts',
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locale: 'es',
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fallbackLocale: false,
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})
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Translate with AI

If you already have a document in one language, translate it into another in milliseconds with Open AI's powerful translation engine—plus, it's all handled seamlessly on the backend.

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