Easy is a word that almost everyone can understand. Thankfully, we make it easy to welcome visitors from around the world ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ย ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น with language translation and multilingual configuration.

There are three ways to be sure that you can communicate ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ ย with shoppers, no matter what language they speak โ€ฆย 

Provide Custom Content in the Language of Your Choice

Many aspects of setting up a Volusion store require you to provide your own custom text (for example, category and product names and descriptions). You can type this content in any language of your choice.

Translate Page Text Articles Manually

There are many default text areas throughout your store that are in English by default. You can manually translate them using the storefront editor, or by going to Design > Page Text, clicking List All Records, and using the Search feature on the right to locate the text you want to translate. We highly recommend that you do not edit any dynamic variables (numerals between curly brackets) or HTML markup in the articles to prevent shopper confusion.

Replace Default Graphics With Your Own Custom Graphics

Numerous buttons and images used throughout your store contain English words. You can create replacement graphics on your own and replace the default ones using the storefront editor, or by logging in to your FTP account.

Notes

Volusion uses the UTF-8 character encoding method by default. If you are using a language that contains special non-Latin characters, they may not render properly to end users unless you change your store's default encoding method before you take any of the steps above.

Please keep in mind that some aspects of the Volusion platform are hard-coded in English and cannot be changed. Furthermore, the use of special characters on the checkout page may make the page non-functional. If this is a concern, you may want to embed a Google Translate bar into your website instead. For more information, check out Google's Website Translator plugin.

Summary

By setting up translation ability on your store, you open yourself to a world of shoppers and make it easy for them to do business with you. Ka-ching! ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ

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