In case you have a multi-language store and want to add Store Codes to the URLs to make them look like e.g. yourdomain.com/en, yourdomain.com/fr, yourdomain.com/au follow next steps.

Navigate to Stores > Configuration > General > Web and find the Url Options section. There you choose to Add Store Code to URLs selecting Yes from the corresponding select box and Save Config.

Magento 2 store code url


Note: Store Codes are set while creating store view manually in Stores > All Stores. So in order for store codes to be added to URLs, you need to make sure you've set them for each store view.

Magento 2 store view list

Admin Panel Configuration is just one of the series of articles about How to Configure Multi-Language Magento Website? which include information about the creation of a new store view, language packs installation, useful multi-language store extensions, product&category, CMS pages&blocks, email templates, and other translations in Magento 2 website. You should definitely get acquainted with them in order to know how to manage a multilanguage store.