Configuring multilingual stores
Xperience allows you to have your website content translated into multiple languages. The system can display different language versions of your on-line store content to customers based on various settings.
If you want to offer multilingual products, create them in the default way (i.e. SKU + page) so that you can create separate language versions of product pages. For products created as stand-alone SKUs, you need to create resource strings.
You also need to use resource strings if you wish to translate product options or product variants, and also other e-commerce objects, such as discounts, shipping options or payment methods. To learn more, see Maintaining multilingual stores.
Setting up multiple languages
To set up multiple languages on your website, you need to:
- Open the Sites application.
- Edit ( ) a specific site.
- Switch to the Cultures tab.
- Click Add cultures.
- Select the desired cultures in the dialog.
- Click Select.
The system now enables you to create content in the selected languages.
To learn more about setting up multiple languages or setting the default language, see Setting up multilingual websites.
Allowing customers to switch between languages
To give your site's visitors the option to choose between different languages, your developers need to implement and design the required functionality.
You first need set up functionality that detects which language is requested by the visitor. See Setting up culture detection. Depending on your preferred solution, you can then add links or other components that allow visitors to switch between different languages.