Translating catalog content is similar to translating CMS-related content such as pages and blocks. In addition to this, specific language settings are also used for catalogs, markets, as well as payment and shipping methods in Commerce.
Usually a website will have a default or "master" language for content set up at the time of installation. In addition to this, you may add multiple content languages as required for your website.To work with multiple languages for content in EPiServer Commerce, the languages must first be enabled in the CMS admin and edit views.
Languages for catalog entry content such as product (SKU) descriptions, are set on catalog level. This means that when you configure a language for a catalog, you will get the possibility to define catalog entry descriptions in this specific language. When enabling a language, the language specific fields will appear ready for translation in edit view.
When a language has been enabled for a Commerce catalog, all catalog entries will be immediately available in that language when viewed on the site. This means that for instance product descriptions that have not yet been translated, will appear empty if they are displayed on the front-end site.
Do the following to enable a new language for creating catalog content:
Follow the steps below to translate content for existing catalog entries (category, product, variant/SKU, package or bundle). In this example we will translate content for a product.
In the Catalog view, select the desired catalog entry to translate in the catalog tree.
When translating content, have the original content open in another browser window for comparison. You can also copy and paste the original content into the text area where you are working, as reference.
When working with Commerce, you can switch languages by selecting the desired language in the Header, when editing translated content in the All Properties editing view. The user interface will reload displaying the content in the selected language. Refer to Translating content for more information on how to switch between languages and view language versions for content.
Depending on your implementation, some properties may be "globally shared" and can only be edited in the master language. Refer to Translating content for more information on how edit global properties.
EPiServer User Guide update 14-1 | Released: 2014-10-29 | Copyright © EPiServer AB | Send feedback to us