Modifying and adding translations [NB]

Lightspeed eCom provides default phrases and, based on the language(s) you've added to your online store, their corresponding translations. These phrases appear in various areas of your online store, such as in the About Us, Customer Service and checkout screens. You can modify the phrases and their translations as needed, or add new translations for phrases that do not have any. This helps you personalize your store to reflect your brand.

NOTE: Changing default phrases/translations and/or adding new translations does not affect the functionality of the corresponding page or option.

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To modify a default translation

  1. On the left menu of the ack Office click Content > Translations.
  2. At the top of the screen click Override Translation.

    NOTE: You can also modify a previously created custom translation by clicking its corresponding Edit button in the grid.

  3. From the drop-down, select the phrase you want to work with, or type it in the text box; the list is auto-populated with possible matches as you type.

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  4. Once you've found the phrase, click Create.
  5. In the popup that opens, modify/edit the translation(s) for the phrase, as needed.

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    • Translation key – Maps the translation(s) to the corresponding phrase or text in the store theme. The translation key cannot be modified.
    • Translation to <language> – Enter the new translation here. If you added multiple languages to your store, you can change the translation for each language. The Translation to <language> field(s) cannot be left blank
  6. Save your changes. The modified phrase will now appear as a custom translation in the grid on the Translations page.

To add a custom translation

If a phrase or text in your store's theme does not have a default translation for a particular language, you can add the translation yourself. 

  1. On the left menu of the Back Office click Content > Translations
  2. At the top of the screen click Add Custom Translation.
  3. In the popup that opens, add your new phrase. 

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    • Translation key – This maps the translation(s) to the corresponding phrase or text in the store theme. Enter the English word or phrase as it appears in your store. For example, for RSS Feed—an option that is available within several themes, but does not have any default translations—you would enter RSS Feed in the Translation key field.

      NOTE: You must enter the phrase in full, as just entering RSS here will result in a translation that does not work.

    • Translation to <language> - Enter the new translation. If you added multiple languages to your store, enter a translation for each language.
  4. Save your changes. The phrase will now appear as a custom translation in the grid on the Translations page.

Deleting a custom translation

You can delete a custom translation if it's no longer needed. Keep in mind that deleting a custom translation does NOT delete the original phrase/text; Lightspeed eCom only deletes the translation(s) you modified or added. For phrases that you modified (using the Override Translation function), the translations revert back to their defaults.

To delete a custom translation:

  1. On the left menu of the Back Office click Content > Translations
  2. In the grid, locate the custom translation you want to delete, or use the Search function to find it.
  3. Click the corresponding Delete button on the far right.
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