The feature is deeply integrated with Next.js’ internationalization features.

Localization is currently only available on the Enterprise plan. Reach out to if you want to enable this feature.

Getting started


Add locales in the Makeswift builder

Open site settings and go to the “Locales” tab:

Localization first step

To add a new locale, click the ”+ Add locale” button. You can modify or delete existing locales by hovering over the locale:

Hovering over the locale

You can also modify the default locale by hovering over the default locale and clicking the edit button.

Once you add all the locales you need, it might look like this:

Manage locales in settings


Configure your Next.js app for localization

Follow the internationalization docs for app router and make sure that all routes except the Makeswift API handler are nested inside /app/[lang].


Fetch snapshot by locale

Update your catch-all route to fetch the snapshot by locale.

import { getSiteVersion } from "@makeswift/runtime/next/server"
import { notFound } from "next/navigation"
import { Page as MakeswiftPage } from "@makeswift/runtime/next"

import { client } from "@/makeswift/client"
import { locales } from "@/localization"

type ParsedUrlQuery = { lang: string; path?: string[] }

export async function generateStaticParams() {
  const pages = await client.getPages()

  return pages.flatMap((page) => => ({
      path: page.path.split("/").filter((segment) => segment !== ""),
      lang: locale,

export default async function Page({ params }: { params: ParsedUrlQuery }) {
  const path = "/" + (params?.path ?? []).join("/")
  const snapshot = await client.getPageSnapshot(path, {
    siteVersion: getSiteVersion(),
    locale: params.lang,

  if (snapshot == null) return notFound()

  return <MakeswiftPage snapshot={snapshot} />

Edit your pages in the builder

Once you’ve set everything up, you should be able to switch to the locale using the locale switcher on the builder.

Manage locales in settings

You can customize the path for each page in each locale. For example, if you have a company page at, you can create the Spanish version of the page at or

Domain-based localization

If you don’t provide a domain for a locale, the localized pages will be located on the same domain as the default locale, but nested on the locale’s path. For example, es pages will be located on

To use domain-based localization, just add the domain to the locale on your site settings:

Adding domain-based on settings

Once you’ve done that, the Spanish localized pages will be located on

Localized resources

When making changes on a different locale you can override any property, including the page’s pathname, metadata, and SEO tags.

You can also localize a global component. To do this, edit a global component within a localized page, make changes, and then save the global component. That global component will be saved for that locale.