Want to learn how to translate WooCommerce store?
If you are drawing customers from various parts of the world, translating your WooCommerce store 🛒 into different languages could help your business grow and make more profit.
Viewing product information 🛍️ in the native language prompts visitors to take faster decisions. It offers a better customer experience and forges trust which could result in higher sales.
👉 In this article, we will show you how to translate your WooCommerce store using a popular language translation plugin.
In addition to that, we will show you how to translate the text only on the front end of the store and the admin dashboard without using any plugin.
Let’s dive into the tutorial!
How to change WooCommerce language
There are three ways to change the WooCommerce language. Those are:
- Use the built-in site language option to change the store language (for a single-language store).
- Use the built-in profile language option to change the dashboard language (to simplify your admin management).
- Use a translation plugin to change store language to multiple languages.
Basically, in the first section, we’ll show you how to change WooCommerce language for a single-language store.
Then, in the next section, you’ll learn how to translate WooCommerce to create a multilingual store. Click here to skip straight to that section.
1. Change store language only
Using this method, you change the text on the “Add to Cart” buttons, the cart page, checkout page, my account page, and other default WooCommerce pages.
But this method won’t help you change the language of the text that you manually insert on your store like product titles and descriptions. You would need to do that manually via the product editor.
In a nutshell, this method works if you want to change the language of a single-language store.
Change WordPress site language
To change your WooCommerce store language only, open your admin dashboard and go to Settings → General. Then, look for the Site Language dropdown.
From the dropdown menu select the language of your choice and hit the Save button:
Update WordPress/WooCommerce translations
Next, go to Dashboard → Updates, scroll down to the Translations section and click on the Update Translation button.
This will prompt WordPress to download the WooCommerce language pack for the language that you selected in the previous step: