Shopify adding multilingual features

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

At Shopify Unite, the ecommerce platform announced key new features for running stores in multiple languages.

  • A new translations API will allow Shopify partners to build more flexible translations features for products, blog posts and more.
  • A shops locale API will further refine which locales are published or unpublished.
  • Shopify will also roll out support for unique URLs for different languages. For example, mystore.com can have a French version at mystore.com/fr and Italian at mystore.com/it.
  • Liquid changes will also allow Shopify themes to automatically display the correct translations based on these URL paths and availability of translations.
  • Store owners will be able to manage which languages are available on their store, including keeping some in an unpublished state.