2.0.0 • Public • Published


This plugin lets you connect Sanity fields to Google Cloud Translate API, giving you instant machine translations for 108 languages and counting! Enable it for all of them! ...or just the ones you need.


sanity install google-translate


The Google Translate plugin is designed to work with field-level translated objects as a Custom Input Component to add a superset of features – automated machine translation.

These objects should be registered in the way recommended by the @sanity/language-filter plugin.

Adding the Translation buttons requires adding an inputComponent and API key to the object's schema. See this example of a localized string object below.

Note: This will not translate Portable Text content, as that schema type should not be mapped over multiple times in a single document. If you need multiple languages of Portable Text, you are best to use document-level translation.

Example: Add Google Translate to all localized string objects

import GoogleTranslateInput from 'sanity-plugin-google-translate'

const languages = [
  { id: 'en', title: 'English', isDefault: true },
  { id: 'es', title: 'Spanish' },
  { id: 'fr', title: 'French' },

export default {
  name: 'localizedString',
  type: 'object',
  // 👇 👇 👇
  // See:
  inputComponent: GoogleTranslateInput,
  options: {
    // This API key will be bundled with your studio
    // and so should be restricted by hostname
    // See:
  // 👆 👆 👆
  fieldsets: [
      title: 'Translations',
      name: 'translations',
      options: {collapsible: true, collapsed: false},
  fields: => ({
    title: lang.title,
    type: 'string', // or `text`, etc
    fieldset: lang.isDefault ? null : 'translations',

Example: Extend some localized string objects with Google Translate

Alternatively, you could selectively extend specific uses of localizedString, by registering another object to your schema which uses it as a base. This is helpful if you only need Google Translate on specific fields.

import GoogleTranslateInput from 'sanity-plugin-google-translate'

export default {
  name: 'localizedGoogleTranslateString',
  title: 'Localized String',
  type: 'localizedString',
  inputComponent: GoogleTranslateInput,
  options: {

API Key security

By including your Google Cloud Translation API key in the schema definition it becomes part of the Studio bundle which is hosted as static files on webservers.

To avoid others using your key you should restrict it to hosts where your studio runs, like

  • http://localhost:3333/*
  • http://<your-project>*
  • ...or custom domain you may be hosting the Studio

More info on adding HTTP restrictions


npm i sanity-plugin-google-translate

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