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    Internationalize your Gatsby site.


    • Turn your gatsby site into an internationalization-framework out of the box powered by react-intl.

    • Support automatic redirection based on the user's preferred language in browser provided by browser-lang.

    • Support multi-language url routes in a single page component. This means you don't have to create separate pages such as pages/en/index.js or pages/ko/index.js.


    When you build multilingual sites, Google recommends using different URLs for each language version of a page rather than using cookies or browser settings to adjust the content language on the page. (read more)





    Feel free to send us PR to add your project.

    How to use

    Install package

    npm install --save gatsby-plugin-intl

    Add a plugin to your gatsby-config.js

    // In your gatsby-config.js
    plugins: [
        resolve: `gatsby-plugin-intl`,
        options: {
          // language JSON resource path
          path: `${__dirname}/src/intl`,
          // supported language
          languages: [`en`, `ko`, `de`],
          // language file path
          defaultLanguage: `ko`,
          // option to redirect to `/ko` when connecting `/`
          redirect: true,

    You'll also need to add language JSON resources to the project.

    For example,

    language resource file language
    src/intl/en.json English
    src/intl/ko.json Korean
    src/intl/de.json German

    Change your components

    You can use injectIntl HOC on any react components including page components.

    import React from "react"
    import { injectIntl, Link, FormattedMessage } from "gatsby-plugin-intl"
    const IndexPage = ({ intl }) => {
      return (
            title={intl.formatMessage({ id: "title" })}
          <Link to="/page-2/">
            {intl.formatMessage({ id: "go_page2" })}
            {/* OR <FormattedMessage id="go_page2" /> */}
    export default injectIntl(IndexPage)

    Or you can use the new useIntl hook.

    import React from "react"
    import { useIntl, Link, FormattedMessage } from "gatsby-plugin-intl"
    const IndexPage = () => {
      const intl = useIntl()
      return (
            title={intl.formatMessage({ id: "title" })}
          <Link to="/page-2/">
            {intl.formatMessage({ id: "go_page2" })}
            {/* OR <FormattedMessage id="go_page2" /> */}
    export default IndexPage

    How It Works

    Let's say you have two pages (index.js and page-2.js) in your pages directory. The plugin will create static pages for every language.

    file English Korean German Default*
    src/pages/index.js /en /ko /de /
    src/pages/page-2.js /en/page-2 /ko/page-2 /de/page-2 /page-2

    Default Pages and Redirection

    If redirect option is true, / or /page-2 will be redirected to the user's preferred language router. e.g) /ko or /ko/page-2. Otherwise, the pages will render defaultLangugage language. You can also specify additional component to be rendered on redirection page by adding redirectComponent option.

    Plugin Options

    Option Type Description
    path string language JSON resource path
    languages string[] supported language keys
    defaultLanguage string default language when visiting /page instead of ko/page
    redirect boolean if the value is true, / or /page-2 will be redirected to the user's preferred language router. e.g) /ko or /ko/page-2. Otherwise, the pages will render defaultLangugage language.
    redirectComponent string (optional) additional component file path to be rendered on with a redirection component for SEO.


    To make it easy to handle i18n with multi-language url routes, the plugin provides several components.

    To use it, simply import it from gatsby-plugin-intl.

    Component Type Description
    Link component This is a wrapper around @gatsby’s Link component that adds useful enhancements for multi-language routes. All props are passed through to @gatsby’s Link component.
    navigate function This is a wrapper around @gatsby’s navigate function that adds useful enhancements for multi-language routes. All options are passed through to @gatsby’s navigate function.
    changeLocale function A function that replaces your locale. changeLocale(locale, to = null)
    IntlContextConsumer component A context component to get plugin configuration on the component level.
    injectIntl component
    FormattedMessage component
    and more...


    MIT © Daewoong Moon


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