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Do you want to target an international audience and not only drive conversion rates but create a long-lasting relationship with the end-users? You can now localize your store and launch it on almost every market through our multilingual application. Provide your customers with the appropriate language version by creating a copy of your store but in the targeted language.

With the application you will be able to create different language versions of your store. You could copy the entire product catalogue, such as products, product variations, category properties, product options, product specifications, your main store design, the navigation and the pages, including the pages created by the drag-and-drop page builder directly into your new store. You can also copy all blog categories as well as the blog articles themselves in the target language.

Thanks to AI technology provide by our partners from Google you can automatically translate every single bit of text from your main store to the target language of your new store.

*Once such a translation of the information in your store has been made, we advise you to review the texts to make sure there is no discrepancies and the translation is correct. Depending on the language at which the translation is made, slight inaccuracies are possible, if the content is more complicated.


Important! Before you make the translation into your new language version, make sure that the language of your main store's admin panel is no different from the storefront language. E.g., if your main store is in English, then the admin panel settings must be in English too, so that a correct translation can be made of your new language version in your other store.


The translation is charged according to the characters number.

Installation

Go to your admin panel, Apps > All apps section, and search for Multilanguage. Click on the Install button to continue with the app's settings. 

To copy and translate the newly created products, you need to buy additional packages first:

Step 1

In Step 1, you have two options after clicking the Add Language Version - To create a new language version or link an existing store.


1. If you already have an existing language version, you can associate it with your main store and take advantage of the Multilanguage app's features. To do this, click on the "Link existing store"

Then you need to select the existing language version that you have and that works as a store before moving on to the next step.

The selected store will be displayed as an additional language version. You can see the date of creation, language, currency, store name and address, as well as its status. From the button shown in the picture below, you can set additional settings:

In the sidebar that opens, you will see two options:

  • Copy newly added products from your main store to the language version. You can choose if you want these products to be translated and what elements to translate; what would be the approval method? If you select approve automatically, you won't need to take action, and the system will copy the products from the main store to the respective store.

  • Automatically delete products - if you enable the option, the products that have been deleted in the main store will be deleted in the language version as well. This refers ONLY to the products that are copied through the application.
  • Show language version on site - this setting refers to the language switcher on the storefront. If you enable it customers will see small flags to change the language version. 


2. If you don't have a created language version or want to add a new one, use the "Add Language Version" button in the upper right corner of the screen > Create New Language Version.

If you are now creating a new language version of your primary store:

  • First, you need to choose a domain name for the new language version of your store. The name may be your main domain with the added abbreviation of the language you want to translate your store to. If this is an Italian, the domain name can be yourdomainname-it. 
  • Then select the storefront language.
  • The currency 
  • The unit of measure - for some markets can be different

Once you click on "Next step", you will see the line representing the language version you have created. You should wait until the installation is completed. 

As soon as the installation is ready, hit the "Complete the configuration" button, and you will be redirected to your brand new store in Italian. 

Step 2

In the second step, you have to select the elements you want to be translated into the target language. 


1. The Design - if you already have a template for your design or some custom code already applied to your main store, it is good to copy the design. So enabling this option means that the design of your original store will be copied to your new language version. There is no automatic translation option in the design since no content can be translated in most cases. And in cases where it can be translated, we prefer to not make changes to HTML or CSS codes for security reasons.

2. The Menu - if you switch it on, the header and footer menus will be copied from your original store to the new language version. You can also put a tick on AI translation if you want the menus to be automatically translated.

3. The Blog - With this option, you can easily copy all your blog categories and articles. They can also be translated into the targeted language.

4. The Pages - enable the option to copy pages of your store. If you check the box, all pages that are NOT created with the visual Drag-and-Drop builder will be translated into the target language. The rest will not be translated automatically.

5. The Products - if the option is switched on, the entire product catalogue will be copied to your new language version from your main store. 

Step 3

1. Next, you can select the exact product elements you want to be translated:

2. Set the product price for your new language version. 

  • In the first field, you can enter a multiplier to change prices for the market you will sell. E.g., if a product costs BGN 120 x 0.5 = BGN 180 or approximately EUR 92. In this way, you can play with prices for the various markets you are selling. 
  • In the second field, you have to set the price decimals. This setting allows you to create marketing prices for your products. E.g., if the product price is EUR 94.30, enter a value of 95 in the field, the product price would be 94.95. 



Step 4

In the fourth step, you have to choose the subscription plan for your new language version. 


Choosing a subscription plan in this step will give you an additional discount on the prices.


Below you will see recommended applications for your new language version store. One of these applications is CloudCart Synchronizer. With that app, you can synchronize product quantities to the language version store from the main store. See more information here. The price app is also discounted if you install it on your new language version store.


Step 5

Confirmation of your order - the last step is to confirm your order and initiate payment for your chosen services. 

Tracking progress page - here, you can see the progress of different services. The translation process depends on the text volume that needs to be translated. If there is too much text, the process could take a couple of hours in some cases. 

Once it is completed you will see the message:

The language flags will appear in your admin panel when your store has been successfully configured. The flag shows the storefront language. It does not matter what language you set for your admin panel at the moment, when you select a certain flag, it refers to the storefront language. 


Do not forget to check the translation of the elements you have chosen to be translated when it is ready. Keep in mind that texts that were different from the output language will not be translated into the target language. For example, if in the product descriptions there is part of the text which is in English and your source language is German, then this part will not be translated into the target language.


Additional settings

When everything is set up and ready to use, you can see the information for your new language version store when you open the app. 

If you click on the button shown in the photo above, you will open a side panel with additional settings:

  • Copy newly added products from your main store to the language version. You can choose if you want these products to be translated and what elements to translate; what would be the approval method? If you select approve automatically, you won't need to take action, and the system will copy the products from the main store to the respective store.

  • Automatically delete products - if you enable the option, the products that have been deleted in the main store will be deleted in the language version as well. This refers ONLY to the products that are copied through the application.
  • Show language version on site - this setting refers to the language switcher on the storefront. If you enable it customers will see small flags to change the language version.