An international brand speaks multiple languages. The Translatable Product and Category Descriptions app can help you sell to customers in their native tongue.
In this article:
- Open the Translatable Product and Category Descriptions app page:
- Click Get app.
- Click Open app and get started.
All you need to do is to provide the translated description, mark what language it’s written in, and the app takes care of the rest.
Get the translated text
Prepare the translated content for the product and category descriptions — the app doesn’t translate it for you. You can do it yourself or use a translation tool like Google Translate.
Choose the language blocks
The app uses the so-called language blocks or shortcodes to show language specific content to your store visitors:
[lang="LOCALE_CODE"]Your description here[/lang]
LOCALE_CODE is the code of the necessary language, for example en, es, fr, de.
Format the description content
To separate the content into languages you need to place the text in category and product descriptions into the language blocks as shown below:
The app will automatically detect the opened storefront language and display the description in that language if it's available.
In the example above, all visitors will see the wording “Everyone will see this!”. But only Spanish or Russian visitors will see the extra content that is wrapped within their language block.
Here is an example of a page in Spanish: