How to configure webshops in different languages?

Blanca Castillo
Blanca Castillo
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Where do I find it?

Sales channels > Languages

 

What does it mean?

This article will explain the process of configuring multiple languages for the Palisis webshop. Palisis not only gives you the option to show your products’ descriptions in multiple languages but also enables you to have the whole webshop interface, as well as ticket layouts, in the selected languages.

 

What should I do?

First of all, you must configure which languages you would like to display for webshop products. In order to do so, please consult this article about How to configure "Languages"?

Now that you have set up the languages, the system will allow you to add the description of the product in each of these languages. Head to Setup > Products & Services > Routes, click on the corresponding route and insert the name, description and additional description if you consider, in the 'Translations' tab. Before you start writing the description, select the language you want to use from the dropdown.

All the chosen languages will be reflected in the Business data. You have to enter the information for each language, for instance, enter the English name and description and save changes. After that, you can continue with the rest of the languages.

Besides the product description, you can also configure different date formats, labels, etc. for every language. Go to Configuration > Sales channels > Online-Shop (Desktop), and click on the two dots button of the corresponding webshop. The configurable tools can be found under these four sections:

In this example, we set up a different date format for the English language.

For more information about date and time formats, please, visit How to change Date/Time formats on the webshop

The only way to check how it looks on the webshop is by accessing it. As you can see, the description is correctly displayed.

Apart from the description, you can see that all the functionalities are showing in the target language and form.

When you visit your webshop, by default it will be shown in the language of the country you are accessing it from. An easy way to switch the language of the webshop is by changing the URL form. For example, for the German webshop, the URL is: https://webshop-test-offer-direct.palisis.com/?locale=de

For other languages, change the /?locale=<language> code.