Importing existing translations into langify can be beneficial for several reasons. To simply restore a former version or to add new translations from an external source.

Please check out our ‘Export your translations’ guide for additional information.

Generally, three different options are available to import content to langify.

  • PO/MO (.mo)
  • CSV (.csv)
  • CSV - advanced (.csv)

Hint: Externally created .csv files need to be converted into this structure to be imported successfully.

Note: Successfully imported content will overwrite the existing one.

Each import option has certain characteristics, benefits and requirements.

Simply click on the three dots in the top right and choose the format you want to import accordingly.

PO/MO format

With this option can also transmit the correct HTML formatting. 

It does however require the free ‘POEditor’ software tool. (Free download here)

  1. open the .po file with the POEditor 
  2. create the .mo file by saving it
  3. import it in the top right menu

CSV format

The .csv might be useful, e.g. in case translations need to be added from an external source (professional translator). 

Or to migrate existing content. For example in case you want to duplicate your store.

It is necessary to keep the given structure with Source and Target. 

Column names: source, target

CSV - advanced

With our advanced .csv export you can additionally export/import a .csv file with Shopify ID and Type. 

Note, that this format is currently only available for the product export.

Column names: id, type, source, target

Unfortunately, it is not possible to add custom columns