When you sell worldwide, your customers speak different languages. In this case you might want to show the product information in your customers native languages, and the Translatable Product and Category Descriptions app can help you.
The app allows your customers to see the product and category descriptions in their language only.
In this article:
- Open the Translatable Product and Category Descriptions app page:
- Click the Get app button. The app will be installed into your Ecwid Control Panel right away.
- Click Open app to learn how to use it.
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
You need to 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 customer’s browser language and display the block for their language in the description.
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:
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