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Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location and everywhere in between. Using Transifex Live, you can make your Shopify store multilingual and sell your products worldwide. We have a live example of a translated Shopify store. Use the language drop-down at the bottom right to switch languages.

Below, you'll find instructions for localizing your Shopify store.


Before you begin, you must have a Transifex account and a project you will be associating with your Desk.com site. If you have not already done so, sign up for Transifex here.

To get your Shopify store localized, follow the instructions below.

Getting the Transifex Live JavaScript Snippet

Before you can use Transifex Live, you must first install the Transifex Live JavaScript snippet on your site. To do this, following the instructions here.

Installing the Live snippet

Once you've gotten the Live snippet, the next step is to install it in the header of your Shopify theme.

  • To start, go to the Online Store tab and select Themes.


  • Next, select your theme, click the three dots and hit Edit HTML/CSS.


  • In the left-hand column, select your theme from the Layouts folder. In this example our theme is called "theme.liquid."

  • Copy and paste your Transifex Live JavaScript snippet within the header tags. Save the page and you're done!


Now you can begin saving and translating content!

Saving content, translating, and publishing

Now that Transifex Live is embedded in your page, you can use Transifex live to save content to Transifex, translate in context, and publish translations on the fly.

Handing dynamic content

Dynamic content like dates, times, and counters (e.g. # of articles, # of comments, etc) should not be translated. When approving phrases in Transifex Live, be sure to ignore these types of nontranslatable dynamic content. If your platform lets you edit the theme, you can mark mark elements of your pages as nontranslatable. To learn how, click here.