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Translate your Shopify email notifications

weglot shopify setup logo Translate your Shopify email notifications

Below is a step by step guide to translate your Shopify email notifications.

1) Open a Text Editor of your choice and copy the following code:

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This is only an example, so make sure you enter only the languages you want to translate the email into. Here is another example if you want to translate emails in German only:

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2) In your Shopify admin area, go to Settings -> Notifications and open the email you want to translate, for instance “Order confirmation”.

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3) Copy the HTML email body text.

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4) Go back in your text editor and replace the text “ENGLISH TEXT” by the code you copied (if English is your original language).

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In this example, the original language is English, so we’ve replaced “ENGLISH TEXT” with the code.

5) Then replace “FRENCH TEXT” with the same code, changing body text manually to the translated sentences. Do the same for all of your other languages, like “SPANISH TEXT” and “PORTUGUESE TEXT”.

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For example, for French, you will change “Thank you for your purchase!” to “Merci pour votre achat !”
Make sure you only translate the sentences. You must not translate any liquid code in between {% %} or {{ }}.

6) Once you have finish replacing every “… TEXT”, replace your current Shopify HTML email notification with the content of your Text Editor:

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7) Translate the subject of the email.

You can do exactly the same thing for the subject of email. In your text editor, copy and paste the code, replacing “… TEXT” with the translation of the subject, like in the following example:

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Then paste this in the “Email subject” field:

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8) Click the blue “Save” button on the top right.

You’re done! Your customer will receive email notifications in their preferred language.

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