Store admins translate their site using WPML’s Translation Dashboard. Visitors can switch display language using WPML’s standard language selector.
The e-commerce functionality blends perfectly into any WordPress site. You can place the product catalog and checkout pages anywhere, alongside standard WordPress pages.
WPML stores language preferences for visitors. This means that the Shopp-client account also displays in the correct language, providing a complete localized experience for your customers.
Shopp Multilingual will only run on new versions of WPML’s Multilingual CMS package and Shopp. Older versions do not include the required hooks.
You will need to enable WPML’s core, Translation Management and String Translation.
Shopp Multilingual is still under development. It’s currently in Alpha with much of the functionality complete and ready for testing.
After you enable Shopp Multilingual, it will first ask you to translate the Shopp pages. This is required, in order to have a multilingual store. You will need to use WPML’s Translation Management module and send the pages for translation using the Translation Dashboard.
Now, your store appears in multiple languages and it’s time to translate products.
Again, go to the Translation Dashboard. This time, choose Shopp’s products and send to translation.
Please note that Shopp’s translation is only possible from English to other languages. Enter your product description in English and translate to the other languages in your site.
These limitations are mostly due to incomplete multilingual support in Shopp. To check the current status, we recommend contacting Shopp authors directly.
- Works best with language URLs of directories and domains. Language as arguments (like lang=de) is not fully supported.
- Built-in Shopp templates are not localization-ready. You can work around it by duplicating the Shopp templates locally and wrapping the texts in GetText calls.
We’d love to know your experience with Shopp Multilingual. Feel free to leave comments here or post in our forum.