I am using paragraphs on a multilingual Drupal 9 page. Everything is working fine, I can translate basic pages with paragraphs to get a multilingual node.

I have now enabled the Paragraphs Library sub module, but I can't enable the language support for that.

  • When creating a new paragraph library item at /admin/content/paragraphs/add/default there is no language selector. Library items are always in the page's default language: English. Add Paragraphs library item without language selector
  • In the "Paragraphs library item settings - Manage form display" the default field "Language" with the widget "Language select" is present. (/admin/config/content/paragraphs_library_item/form-display) Manage form display with langauge field
  • In "Configuration - Regional and language" at /admin/config/regional/content-language there is a check box for "Paragraphs library item". If I tick this checkbox and save the page, it reloads and the tick is gone. I'm not able to enable "Paragraphs library item" in "Custom language settings" here. I do not get any error in the "Recent log messages" either. Content language settings
  • Below on this same page (/admin/config/regional/content-language) there is the default paragraph type entry "From library". I have enabled this like I did with my other paragraphs. Paragraph Type From library

What am I missing to enable language support for paragraphs library items? Thank you for you help and suggestions in advance!

  • I'm in the same boat right now. Did you figure this out?
    – Randell
    May 18, 2021 at 4:43
  • No, I made a workaround. I have solved this by creating a new custom content type called "Paragraph Library", containing only one unlimited paragraph field "field_predefined_paragraph"; ticking the paragraph types you want. Reuseable content can be saved as a new node in the content type "Paragraph Library", which contains paragraphs. Of course I also created a new paragraph type "Paragraph Library" containing one Entity Reference field field_reuseable_paragraph, ticking only the content type "Paragraph Library". Now you can add your reuseable content using the paragraph "Paragraph Library".
    – matzn.eda
    May 19, 2021 at 15:03

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I had the same issue but I solved it the following way:

  • Make sure to tick "Paragraphs library item" in "Custom language settings" section
  • After that, scroll down (without saving) to the section "Paragraphs library item" and tick "Paragraphs library item" + fields to be translated.
  • Save your settings

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