The details shared here apply to the most recent versions of our themes. To keep your theme up to date, check out this helpful document.
By default, each Shopify store can only use a single translation file at one time. We have fully translated versions of our themes in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal).
If you need to translate your theme to one of these languages, you can do so by going into the Language Files or the theme. This allows you to easily update text that appears throughout your shop.
Please note, that the theme will need to be published in order to change the theme language.
For more information, check out Shopify's official article on translating your theme.
Step 1: Navigate to the Language Files by going into Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit languages:
Step 2: In order to translate your theme to either English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), click the Change theme language button link at the top of the page.
Note: your theme will need to be published to do this, if it is not published, the change theme language link will not appear.
In the Language Files, you will be able to change the various text throughout your shop such as "Sold Out," "Add to Cart," and "Checkout."
If you need to support multiple languages in your shop at the same time, you will need a Shopify App to provide this functionality to your customers. This will allow your customers to select a language when viewing your shop.
You could also consider using the Google Translate widget in your shop to have Google automatically translate your shop, however these third-party widgets and apps are not supported by Out of the Sandbox.