Configuring multilingual stores

Kentico allows you to have your website content translated into multiple languages. The system can display different language versions of your on-line store content to your customers based on various settings.

If you want to offer multilingual products, create them in the default way (i.e. SKU + page) so that you can translate the pages in the user interface (see Maintaining multilingual stores). For products created as stand-alone SKUs, you need to create resource strings.

You also need to use resource strings if you wish to translate product options or product variants, and also other e-commerce objects, such as discounts, shipping options or payment methods. To learn more, see Maintaining multilingual stores.

Setting up multiple languages

To set up more languages on your website, you need to:

  1. Open the Sites application.
  2. Edit () a specific site.
  3. Switch to the Cultures tab.
  4. Click Add cultures.
  5. Select the desired cultures in the dialog.
  6. Click Select.

The system now enables you to create content in the selected languages.

To learn more about setting up multiple languages or setting the default language, see Setting up multilingual websites.

Allowing customers to switch between languages

To give your site’s visitors the option to choose between different languages, your developers need to implement and design the required functionality. The approach depends on the development model that you use to build your website.

On MVC sites, you first need set up functionality that detects which language is requested by the visitor. See Setting up multilingual MVC projects. Depending on your preferred solution, you can add links or other components that allow visitors to switch between different languages.

On Portal Engine sites, you need to add language selector components onto your website’s pages. See Creating language selectors.