Do you disagree with the standard translations provided by the system, or do you prefer certain system terms worded differently? If so, you may use Custom translations, by navigating to General > Design in the left menu of the back office. This involves words/phrases listed in the back office by default, which you cannot modify yourself. Think of a variety of links, such as About Us, Customer Service etc., or words used in the check-out area. If so desired, you may assign different names to them.
Note: Assigning different names does not alter the function of a page or option. If you modify a name in the check-out area, the input field will remain unchanged.
How does it work?
- Click green plus icon in the navigation at the top of the screen to modify a key.
- A pop-up window will appear, offering two options: Key or Existing translation. The key is the English name for a component, as listed in your store's code, for example About Us. Are you not sure about the correct value for a given key? Check the list provided by Existing Translation, and click the desired name, for example Customer Service.
- You will be taken to a page where you can modify the associated translation. For example Contact or FAQ, instead of Customer Service. The modified translations will subsequently replace the original ones in the pages of your online store.
Having to remember all modified components in order to undo changes made is not required. To revert to the original settings, you only have to delete the modified translation(s).