Shopify Translate & Adapt

Similar to contextual copy, creative, or layout changes made to storefront templates for specific markets, many merchants will leverage the official Shopify Translate & Adapt app to translate their storefront into different languages for each market.

At the moment, auto-translation of templates created for testing in Shoplift is unsupported. If you leverage Translate & Adapt on your store, below is a guide for how to translate templates created in Shoplift for testing.

How to translate templates for testing

Step 1: Create your variant template in Shoplift

Using the template testing feature, create your test variant in Shoplift as you would for a normal test. Your variant template will be contain the suffix of "sl-templateID" in the filename. This is how you will identify your template in the Translate & Adapt app when you make your translations.

Step 2: Make your edits and adjustments to your variant template

Prior to translating your variant template, make the changes you want to test to untranslated variant in the Shopify Editor. This will ensure that your translations apply to the edits you are making for the purposes of the test.

Step 3: Locate your variant template in Translate & Adapt

Open the Translate & Adapt app in Shopify and, using the navigation sidebar populated with template names, locate the name of the template mentioned in Step 1. Once you've located the template, you can make the translations necessary for each market.

Step 4: Save your translations and launch your test

Once you've made your translations on the variant template, you are ready to launch your test. If you have a VPN, we recommend using it to review your translations for each market.

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