Skip to main content

Export Wagtail content to XLIFF and back

Project description


Wagtail XLIFF Translation is a Wagtail library for converting a Wagtail website to XLIFF (XML Localization Interchange File Format) and back. It allows translators to work with -XLIFF based- translation software.

Exporting and importing a sub-tree, or a single page is supported.


After successfully adding this package, new routes will be available (e.g. /admin/pages/<page_id>/xliff/download) and pages will have two extra buttons:

Image extra buttons

Pressing the download button will open the following page, where you can generate and download the XLIFF file:

Image download page

This will generate an XLIFF file in the following format (page used only has a title):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xliff srcLang="en-us" trgLang="fr" version="2.0"
    <file id="4_test_app_pagewithrichtext">
            <mda:metaGroup category="object_nesting">
                <mda:meta type="child">no</mda:meta>
        <unit canResegment="no" id="title" name="title" slr:sizeRestriction="255" translate="yes" type="local:CharField">
                <source>A simple page</source>
        <unit canResegment="no" id="slug" name="slug" slr:sizeRestriction="255" translate="yes" type="local:SlugField">

Note: the source tags contain the content of the original page, the target tags is where the translations go.

Finally, this package provides an upload page with several options:

Image upload page

Uploading can result in errors, for example when the XLIFF file is missing content in the target tags. Wagtail page validation is also done and can also result in errors.


The XLIFF file is formatted in such a way it works with XLIFF editors as well, for example Poedit.

Image poedit


Powered by Four Digits

We love code:

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

wagtail_xliff_translation-1.0.4.tar.gz (501.3 kB view hashes)

Uploaded Source

Built Distribution

wagtail_xliff_translation-1.0.4-py3-none-any.whl (42.8 kB view hashes)

Uploaded Python 3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page