Langify does not translate on it's own. You need to translate the pages theme, your pages and the content of your shop.

How that works we will show in this step by step tutorial:



Step 1: Theme Translations


To translate your theme click on the 'Theme Translations' segment and choose your main theme. 

For some languages you can import existing translations, most languages require your input though.


You now have the option to choose one of the theme templates to translate them. The progress you make will be shown by the green progress bar on the right.




Once you have chosen a theme template a new page opens containing a table with two columns.

In the left column called "Original" the original language is displayed and cannot be altered. 


The column on the right side is called 'Translation' as you are supposed to put in your translations here. 


Please pay attention to the advice on top of the page.




After you have completed these steps the theme shopify provides for your shop is almost completly translated, which includes most of the pages navigational features. You should now begin with translating your content.



Step 2: Translating your own Content. Pages, Products and Collections



To continue the translation of your page you should go on with one of the following. Since Pages, Products and Collections are translated the same way in this tutorial the process is shown with only one example, the pages.


To translate your pages click on 'Pages' in your left Navigation panel. 

This page should open (please keep in mind that the progress bars on your screen should be gray as you open the page for the first time and will turn green as you proceed):




Choose the page you wish to begin with and click on it's name.


Like before a page with two columns opens.

On the left is the original which can't be altered, on the right side you can type in your translation.


Now you have the possibility to use a "What you see is what you get" editor to custimize the translated page.



The first  two textfields Title and Content are self explanatory and will be visible in your shop.


Don't forget the SEO- page title and SEO- page description since they both contain important meta infomation.





You can now continue with your other pages and products.


Once you are done with the Theme and your content you should publish your translations and have a look at it. 

It might be that some occurences of translated text will not be displayed as they should, this happens especially in 'drop down' menus or the checkout pages.


These problems occur as a function of your choosen theme, which makes it difficult for us to give a detailed workthrough but with the following steps most of the missing translations can be fixed.



Step 3: Custom Content



After you have spotted a missing translation you can add a 'custom content' rule for a specific word or sentence.


This homepages name should be displayed in english, as i just have clicked the 'en' to switch to the english language, but the pages title is still in german.





In order to fix that navigate to the 'custom' section which is the very least item in your navigaton panel.




Click 'Add new custom content' and name it exactly like it occurs on your page (this includes capital letters!).


Once you created 'custom content' you can access and translate it like before.




After saving you should be able to see the changes, the title is now displayed in english. 





Notice that the 'custom content' may not function directly as it's functioning is strongly depending on the code. 


Advanced users can access the pages code via 
SHOPIFY/ online store/ themes/ ... (this is not a placeholder, the button displays three dots) / Edit HTML/CSS 
and change the following:

0) search the content in one of the files in the left sidebar
1) delete the blank before and after the content which is beeing translated
2) make sure the content is in tags
3) make sure there is no line break

If you don't want to mess up the code or don't consider yourself able please contact us before you roast your page.


Good luck!

We hope this tutorial was of use, if you are still struggling with your translations or have encountered any problems which we haven't discussed here feel free to contact us.


Enjoy translating! Viel Spass bei der Übersetzung!