Translating Products

If your store has multiple views in different languages, the same products are available in each store view. You can use the same basic product information, such as SKU, price, and inventory level, regardless of language. Then, translate only the product name, description fields, and meta data as needed for each language.

Step 1: Translate Product Fields

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Catalog > Products.

  2. In the grid, find the product to be translated, and open in edit mode.

  3. In the upper-left corner set Store View to the view for the translation. When prompted to confirm, click OK.

  4. For each field to be edited, do the following:

    • Clear the Use Default Value checkbox to the right of the field.

    • Either paste or type the translated text into the field.

    Make sure to translate all text fields, including image labels and Alt text, Search Engine Optimization fields and any Custom Options information.

  5. When complete, click Save.

Step 2: Translate Field Labels

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Attributes > Product.

  2. In the list, find the attribute to be translated, and open in edit mode.

  3. In the panel on the left, choose Manage Labels.

  4. In the Manage Titles section, enter a translated label for each store view.

    Enter Translated Labels

  5. When complete, click Save Attribute.

Step 3: Translate All Categories

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Catalog > Categories.

  2. In the upper-left corner set Store View to the view for the translation. When prompted to confirm, click OK.

  3. In the tree, find the category to be translated and open in edit mode.

  4. On the General Information tab, translate the following fields:

    • Name
    • Description
    • Page Title
    • Meta Keywords
    • Meta Description
  5. To translate the URL Key, do the following:

    • Clear the Use Default Value checkbox to the right of the field.

    • Enter the translated text.

    • Make sure that the Create Permanent Redirect for old URL checkbox is selected

  6. When complete, click Save Category.

  7. Repeat the process for all categories used in the store.