Customers all over the world enjoy viewing content in their native language. Translating your store's content can lead to more sales because your international customers can better understand your marketing, product details, shipping, and return policies.

Enabled by default: Yes

You can enable multiple languages from your Shopify admin to create separate URLs for your translated content. When customers land on a translated URL, your store automatically shows the translated version if translations exist.


Japanese - (opens in a new tab)

Arabic - (opens in a new tab)

German - (opens in a new tab)

Managing languages

Add new languages to your online store

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Languages.
  2. Click Add Language.
  3. Choose a language from the drop-down menu, then click Add.
  4. Select an active market to add your language to.

If you need to create a new active market, then follow the steps to add a market ↗ (opens in a new tab)

  1. Do either of the following:
  2. Click Preview to view different languages in your online store. You can preview both published and unpublished languages.

Change the default language of your online store

You can change the default language of your store. Your default store language is used in your Shopify admin and in your store's checkout and theme.

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Languages.
  2. In Published languages, click Change default beside the language that is your current default language.
  3. Select a language from the menu.
  4. Click Save.

Theme storefront translating

Translated languages and enabled in demo store

  1. Arabic (opens in a new tab)
  2. Bulgarian (opens in a new tab)
  3. Chinese (Traditional) (opens in a new tab)
  4. Croatian (opens in a new tab)
  5. Czech (opens in a new tab)
  6. Dutch (opens in a new tab)
  7. English (opens in a new tab)
  8. Finnish (opens in a new tab)
  9. French (opens in a new tab)
  10. German (opens in a new tab)
  11. Greek (opens in a new tab)
  12. Hebrew (opens in a new tab)
  13. Hindi (opens in a new tab)
  14. Hungarian (opens in a new tab)
  15. Indonesian (opens in a new tab)
  16. Italian (opens in a new tab)
  17. Japanese (opens in a new tab)
  18. Norwegian (Bokmål) (opens in a new tab)
  19. Norwegian (opens in a new tab)
  20. Polish (opens in a new tab)
  21. Spanish (opens in a new tab)

Translated languages but not enabled in our demo due to exceeding the language limit (21 maximum)

  1. Dansk
  2. Italian
  3. Korean
  4. Portuguese
  5. Portuguese (Brazil)
  6. Romanian
  7. Russian
  8. Slovene
  9. Swedish
  10. Thai
  11. Turkish
  12. Vietnamese

I need to translate theme to other languages that are absent in the list of translated langs

Write to our support team ↗ (opens in a new tab) and we will add additional languages (that are not in the list) to your theme and also add them to the theme package.

Changing the wording in theme

You can customize your online store by changing the default text in your theme. For example, you can change "Cart" to "Shopping bag", or "Sold out" to "Unavailable".


Language editor

You can change the default wording in your theme.

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.
  2. Find the theme that you want to edit, and then click Actions > Edit languages.
  3. Click the tab that includes the text that you want to change.
  4. Edit the text.
  5. Click Save.

Theme admin interface translating


A special advantage of our theme over many others is that we wrote the theme according to shopify localization standards ↗ (opens in a new tab) (usually it takes much longer but worth the result), so our theme administration page is also translated into all languages that supports shopify platform for admin panel.

Enabled by default: English

Theme admin interface is translated to the language that is set in you Shopify account settings in Preffered language dropdown.

Some examples of the theme translated admin interface.Japanese example of the theme translated admin interface.

How to disable translated admin interface

It can be convenient to use the original language in which the theme interface was written, especially when studying the theme interface and documentation in-depth. When we wrote the documentation, we took screenshots of the interface in basic English.

If you want to see English admin interface instead of translated into your shopify account language (for example German) then do next:

  1. Click the three dots next to the theme and after Edit code.

  1. Search the file de.schema.json and click it to open in the editor.

  1. Replace content 4 in rigth part with {} and click Save.


In the future, if you want to return the translation of the theme admin interface, you need to repeat same steps but in that case you need to replace {} with the original file content that is in the theme package which you got (locales/de.schema.json).