Wix Multilingual: Troubleshooting a Missing Language Menu

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Can't see the Language Menu? No problem, you can always add it again. Below are some common reasons why your Language Menu could be missing, and the way to solve every issue. 
A screenshot of a wix website with the language panel

The language menu is missing from your live site

If the Language Menu doesn't appear on your live site but is still visible in your editor, your secondary language might be hidden. When your main language is the only visible language, the Language Menu is not displayed to visitors.  
Any time you add a secondary language to your site, it's hidden by default. When your translation is ready to go live, you need to make the secondary language visible. 
Wix Editor
Studio Editor
  1. Go to Multilingual in your site's dashboard.
  2. Ensure the secondary language is visible:
    1. Click the Status drop-down next to the relevant secondary language.
    2. Select Visible.
  3. (In the editor) Click Publish at the top right to publish your site.
A screenshot of the Wix Multilingual Language Dashboard

The Language Menu is missing from your editor

If you're unable to see the Language Menu in your editor, there are several reasons to look into. 

Another element is hiding the Language Menu

If your Language Menu is hidden behind, or overlapped, by another element, you might not see it on your live site. You can use the layers panel to locate the Language Menu and then bring it to the front so it is visible.
Wix Editor
Studio Editor
  1. Go to your editor.
  2. Click Tools  at the top of the editor.
  3. Select the Layers checkbox.
  4. Select the  Language Menu in the Layers panel.
    Tip: You can find the language menu by click Header / Page / Footer to view the layers of each section, or the Arrow icon  next to a specific layer.
  5. Click and drag the Language Menu up to reorder it. When it appears as the first element on the list, it also visually appears as the top layer in your editor. 
  6. Click Save or Publish
A screenshot of the Tools panel in the wix editor

The Language Menu was deleted

If you accidentally deleted the Language Menu, don't worry, you can always re-add it, just like other elements. 
Wix Editor
Studio Editor
  1. Go to your editor.
  2. Click Add Elements  on the left side of the editor.
  3. Click Menu & Anchor.
  4. Click Language Menus.
  5. Click a menu or drag the menu to the relevant location.
  6. Click Save or Publish
A screenshot of the wix editor add language menu tab

Still having trouble?

If you are still experiencing this issue, please contact us providing the steps you have taken to troubleshoot the issue and we'll be happy to investigate further.

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