If you use WooCommerce as your online shopping cart and website management system, you may have noticed that the default language options aren’t always ideal for your customers. Luckily, with a few simple steps, you can change the language of your WooCommerce cart to better suit your audience. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to make that change and ensure your customers have the best experience possible when shopping on your website.
Step 1: Install the needed language pack
The first thing you need to do is to install the language pack for WooCommerce. Head over to the WooCommerce Language Packs page and find the language pack you need. Once you’ve downloaded it, unzip the file and place it in the wp-content/languages/plugins/ folder of your WordPress website.
Step 2: Change the default language
After installing the language pack, go to your WordPress dashboard and click on Settings > General. Under the Site Language option, select the language you want to use for your website and click on Save Changes.
Step 3: Change the language of your WooCommerce cart
Now that you’ve set the default language for your website, it’s time to change the language of your WooCommerce cart. To do this, head to the WooCommerce settings page. From there, navigate to the General tab and scroll down to the bottom. You’ll see an option labeled “Store Language.” Select your desired language from the dropdown menu and click on Save Changes.
Step 4: Check your website
With the language setting changed, it’s time to test your website to ensure that everything is working as intended. Check the pages and products on your website to ensure that they’ve been translated correctly. Additionally, add an item to your shopping cart to confirm that the cart and checkout pages are also translated correctly.
Step 5: Use translation plugins
If you’re looking to further customize your WooCommerce store’s language settings, consider using a translation plugin. These plugins allow you to translate entire pages, sections, or individual words on your website. There are many translation plugins available for WordPress, so be sure to choose the one that best fits your website’s needs.
Changing the language of your WooCommerce cart is a quick and simple process that can improve the experience for your non-English speaking customers. By following the steps outlined in this post, you can easily make the necessary changes to ensure that your WooCommerce store is welcoming and accessible to a global audience. So go ahead and make the change today – your customers will thank you for it!