Does Shopify support multiple languages?

Yes, Shopify supports multiple languages. You can translate everything into multiple languages from the Shopify admin, store pages, and content to checkout and emails.

You can use Shopify Translate & Adapt or third-party translation apps to translate your Shopify store into multiple languages. You should know that Shopify translate & Adapt requires manual effort to translate store content, while translation apps like Weglot support accurate auto-translation.

Weglot also provides an intuitive dashboard where you can easily customize the translated words with more personalized words. You should try Weglot for Free to translate up to 2000 words in 1 language.

Additionally, you will need a Shopify theme that supports multiple languages. All the themes from the Shopify store are compatible with multiple languages. However, if you use third-party Shopify themes, you should consider using Weglot as your translation app, as it is the most popular translation app supported by most themes.

If your theme doesn’t support multiple languages, you can either change your theme or contact the theme developer for assistance.

Which languages does Shopify support?

Shopify lets you translate your Shopify store in 100+ languages using its native or third-party translation apps.

However, Shopify admin can be translated only into 20 languages, which are as follows –

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

To change the preferred language for your Shopify admin, you can follow this step –

  • Click your username and account picture in the top right corner of the Shopify admin.
  • Select the Manage account option from the dropdown menu.
  • On the next page, scroll down to the Preferred language section.
  • Select your preferred language from the language drop-down list.
  • Click the Save button from the top, and your admin will be translated into the selected language.

Does Shopify support RTL?

Shopify doesn’t support Arabic RTL by default, but you can use RTL apps like RTL Master to optimize your store into an RTL layout. It can help you translate your entire store into the Arabic RTL language system using Hebrew/Arabic fonts.

RTL Master is compatible with most Shopify themes and translation apps, ensuring that the right language and layout are loaded based on the chosen language or user’s location.

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