Speaking Your Language: Ecwid’s New Translation Tool to Help Your Store Go Global

Dec 11, 2014 by Lina Vashurina, Ecwid Team
Posted Dec 11, 2014 by Lina Vashurina, Ecwid Team

We are proud that nowadays Ecwid is truly a global product: at present Ecwid stores are available in 45 languages including Italian, French, Japan, German, Hebrew, Chinese and many more. This means that our merchants from 175 different countries can reach consumers anywhere in the world in a market of nearly 5.5 billion people! Thanks to the contribution of Ecwid users, the numbers are growing. For example, Arabic translation is just around the corner.

In addition, Ecwid merchants and their customers do not have to worry about the language settings. For consumers from around the world who patronize Ecwid stores, the Ecwid platform detects their web browser settings and automatically switches the store’s language to the preferred one. So you can rest assured your customers from different countries will see your store in their language without any extra work.

New Translation Tool

Today we are happy to officially announce a special translation tool for the Ecwid community to help contribute to the translations into new languages and to extend the reach to consumers by adding new phrases or correcting issues with existing translations. Welcome to translate.ecwid.com!

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The new translation tool has been live for a couple of months, and without any public announcement, it’s been performing very well, thanks to Ecwid community who constantly provide new translations. For example, here is how many translations Ecwid users committed in November:

  • 582 phrases in Arabic
  • 2 in Turkish
  • 6 in Dutch
  • 3 in Chinese
  • 767 in Latvian
  • 67 in Polish
  • 2 in Spanish
  • 2 in Hungarian
  • 25 in Croatian
  • 2 in Czech
  • 2 in German

Check it out here.

How to contribute new Ecwid translations

As a valuable member of the Ecwid community, we invite you to participate in the translation project. It’s easy to translate the Ecwid storefront and control panel to your native language or just to add new phrases or to correct issues in existing translations for your storefront and control panel. You simply:

  • Open translate.ecwid.com
  • Choose your language from the list
  • Sign in with your Google, Facebook or Twitter account
  • Start translating

Our team proof reads all the committed translations and adds them to our update schedule. To learn more about how to be a contributor, visit our Help center.

Thank you

There are a few special “thank you” we would like to extend to several users who have helped us with translations:

Of course, there is also a lot of other Ecwid users we owe a huge thank to for the translations provided in the last few years. We really appreciate your contribution! Thank you!

The translation tool at translate.ecwid.com is powered by Crowdin, a known localization management platform. We are very grateful to Crowdin Team for their involvement and help.

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We’re always open to any feedback and appreciate your advice. What language is your Ecwid store using? Is it translated well? What would you add to it?

About The Author
Lina is a content creator at Ecwid. She writes to inspire and educate readers on all things commerce. She loves to travel and runs marathons.

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