Shopify Ecosystem

Translate The Widgets On Your Multi-Language Store

With the emergence of cross-border e-commerce, your products may get more attention from international buyers. If you are considering selling cross-border, having a multi-language store is the first step to reach more buyers and boost your sales. Customers enjoy reading content in their native languages. By translating your store into the native languages of your target customers, you help them understand more about your products, shipping and returns policies, and especially, your customer reviews section. If you have a multi-language store, you can translate the’s widget-facing texts such as titles, buttons, review form fields when your visitors switch the store language.

In this article, we’ll outline three steps to help you activate the multi-language feature for your widgets.

Step 1. Publish translated languages in Shopify

First, please make sure that you have added and published your Translated languages in your Shopify’s Store languages settings. This helps us detect the locale of your store in multiple languages and display the correct languages (from our 35 supported languages) for your widgets. For example, if your store is translated into French, we’ll change the widget text into French.

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Step 2. Add extra permissions

To use this feature, please give us permission to manage your price rules, locales, and translations. You’ll be asked to update this permission when you activate the multi-language widgets for the first time.

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Step 3. Check your multi-language widgets

Now, if you go back to Language Info, you can see the list of languages that your widgets will be translated into.

If you are using a Debut theme, you can switch among languages from the languages drop-down menu placed in the footer. Other themes and their geolocation app may add the language menu in other places.

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Here is an example of the widget text that has been translated into Spanish.

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