How do I change the language to Spanish on Shopify?

Shopify has thought of everything, as ease and quality of service are among its priorities. Language should not be a problem, and the option to change your store from English to Spanish is available through the control panel.

However, you should remember that the translation is carried out automatically, and as a result, only the commands of the page itself are translated, not the content that resides on your website.

Nevertheless, for themes, there are also certain possibilities for translation or language change, using the same control panel, mobile apps, and language editor.

Changing your Shopify shop into Spanish


If English is a language you do not master and, consequently, it does not provide you with the facility to manage your online store properly, you can follow the simple steps detailed below to translate it into Spanish.

  1. Access your Shopify admin page.
  2. Click on “Online Store.”
  3. Next, locate the “Themes” section.
  4. Now, click on “Actions,” and then on “Edit Languages.”
  5. Click on the “Change Theme Language” section.
  6. In the pop-up window, select the “Spanish” language.
  7. To complete the process, click “Save.”
  8. Done! If you followed all these steps, the language has been changed.

So, from the moment you make the change, you will be able to manage your business using all the functionalities that Shopify offers in Spanish. Likewise, you will be offering this new option to your users who do not speak English.


Translate Shopify themes


The themes offered by Shopify are in English, but there are some where you can change the language, and it will be reflected in the content of your online store, contact information, cart, and payment process.

If you choose a free Shopify theme, it provides the option to translate email notifications. However, if the desired language isn’t available, you can translate it yourself using the platform’s language editor.


How to Choose a Language for Your Theme:

Once you have published a theme, you can choose a language by following these steps:

  1. Go to your Shopify admin panel and navigate to “Online Store” under the “Themes” section.

  2. For the published theme, click on “Actions” and then “Edit Languages.”

  3. Click on the “Change theme language” section.

  4. A menu will appear where you can see the available languages.

  5. Select the language you desire.

  6. To complete the process, click “Save.”

If the language you want isn’t available, you can create a translation for your theme or choose it in the payment window settings from “Checkout settings.”


How to Create a Translation for Your Theme:

If you wish, you can create a translation for your published themes, but note that for some themes, you’ll only have the option to translate the checkout and system messages.

  1. Go to your Shopify admin panel and navigate to “Online Store” under the “Themes” section.

  2. For the published theme, click on “Actions” and then “Edit Languages.”

  3. To continue the process, click on “Change theme language.”

  4. A dropdown window will appear where you can see the available languages, and you can choose “Other languages.”

  5. You’ll see two more dropdown windows. In the first, choose the desired language, and in the second, select a specific region if applicable.

  6. Click “Save.”

  7. In the language editor, input the translations for the theme’s text.

  8. The translations will be saved automatically.


You can also perform these translations through Shopify’s mobile apps:

  1. In the Shopify apps, click “Store,” select “Sales channels,” and then “Online Store.”

  2. Now, click on “Manage themes.”

  3. For the published theme, click the dropdown menu and choose “Edit languages” and then “Change theme language.”

  4. Select “Other languages” from the dropdown menu.

  5. Choose the language and region.

  6. Click “Save.”


You can always ensure that the translation processes have been carried out correctly because the platform itself provides the option to search for incomplete translations.

You can also use apps to translate all content into another language, such as Langify or Weglot.


Language Editor

Using the language editor tool provided by Shopify, you can review and update the language in your themes, whether you translated it yourself or it’s the result of downloading.

It also allows you to find content you may want to translate. There are three basic types of content: plain text, HTML, and Liquid.

Translating plain text is quite simple, as you just replace it with the other language. However, when dealing with text that contains HTML and Liquid, it requires a bit more knowledge and practice.

In summary, changing your Shopify store to Spanish is a relatively straightforward process. There are many options available to adapt themes to the language you want or need, but the most important thing is to learn how to use the tools the platform provides.


If you need to create or modify your store to make it multilingual, contact us at our email, and our Shopify specialists will provide you with the best solution.

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