How To Add Different Languages on Shopify

How to add different languages on Shopify

Reaching a global audience is one of the significant advantages of having an online store. And if you want to tap into new markets, deciding to add different languages on Shopify is a great place to start. It’s a pretty straightforward process. 

To add different languages on Shopify, log in to your Shopify dashboard and go to the Settings section. Look for the Languages option and click “Add language”. From there, you can select the language you want to add.

We’ll walk you through how to add different languages on Shopify. We’ll also cover some tips for ensuring accurate and professional translations.

Step-by-step: Adding different languages on a Shopify store

1. Log in to Shopify

Before adding a new language to your store, log in and go to your Shopify store dashboard. You must provide your store’s URL and account credentials to do that.

Here are the main steps for logging in:

  1. Go to your store’s URL.
  2.  Enter your account email address and password.
  3.  Click the “Login” button.

2. Go to Settings

Once logged in, head to the “Settings” section in your Shopify dashboard. You can find this section on the left sidebar of your screen.

Alternatively, you can search for “Settings” in the search bar at the top of your screen. That way, you can quickly go to the Settings page.

Language settings on the Shopify dashboard

3. Choose your language

Once you’re in the Settings section, look for the “Languages” option. That’s where you can add a new language to your store. Here’s how to do that:

  1. In the Settings section, click on “Language“.
  2.  To add a new language, click the “Add” button.
  3.  From there, choose the language you want to add from the menu. You’ll also have the option to set your new language as the default for your store.
Adding a language to a Shopify store in the Shopify dashboard

Tip: Ensure you choose the target market with the added language. That way, you can optimize your store for that specific market.

4. Translate your store’s content

Once you’ve added a new language to your store, it’s time to translate your store’s content. Shopify offers automatic translation, but it may only sometimes be accurate.

I recommend installing a translation app from the Shopify App Store. That way, a professional translator can review your store’s content and ensure accuracy.

Weglot is an example of a translation app worth trying out. It allows you to add over 100 languages to your store and integrates seamlessly with Shopify. Plus, its translation editor allows easy edits and updates to your store’s content.


Adding different languages on Shopify is a great way to expand your reach and tap into new markets. Following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily add different languages to your store in just a few minutes.

So what are you waiting for? Start expanding your reach today! And remember to ensure your translations are accurate and professional for the best results.

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