Translate Magento 2 Websites with Crowdin Integration

The article was written by Julia who is a content manager at Crowdin. It is a localization management platform. Julia has a love for creativity and likes talking about content creation and SEO.

You probably already know that Magento is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the world. Hence, that’s why you chose it. You should also know that it can easily be adapted for international businesses that serve customers in different countries and languages. 

As your Magento store grows, you will need to communicate with your customers and potential customers in more than one language. You'll need to translate your Magento Commerce into different languages, and manual copy-parting won’t be the path you want to take. 

Integration with Crowdin localization software will speed up the translation process, extract source texts to make them available to translators, and add translations automatically back to Magento. 

Translate your Magento website with Crowdin

Translate your Magento content with the help of Crowdin. Setup integration once, define your localization workflow, and spend less time managing translations.

What is Crowdin?

Crowdin helps you translate your website, apps, emails, help docs, and other customer-facing content to make your website multilingual. With Crowdin, you can automate the translation process.

Source texts can be pulled manually or on schedule from your store to Crowdin, where the translation will happen. Once translations are completed – they’ll be added to your store. 

Magento Crowdin Integration

Who Does the Translations?

Crowdin Language Services can do translations on your in-house team, a translation agency, by machine translation engine, or with the help of your community – there’s no vendor lock-in. Grow your business by reaching new markets.

How Does the Magento 2 Crowdin Integration Work?

The Magento 2 Crowdin Integration extension lets you link your Magento 2 store to Crowdin localization software. You can translate your Magento content with this integration into any language. 

This way, your translators will always have access to the latest copy, and you’ll receive new translations once they’re completed. And all that process is automated, and the sync can happen on schedule once an hour, in 3 hours, or a day, etc. Managing a multilingual store can be as easy as managing a store in one language.

Decide Which Text to Translate and When

You don't need complicated settings or technical configuration to improve your team's translation environment. It's effortless to set up the Magento 2 Crowdin Integration Extension.

You must install the integration and choose which fields you want to translate. 

Automate the Sync of Your Source Texts and Translations

With just one click, you can import content from Magento to be translated and then export the translated files back at a selected time.

Minor changes in content blocks, like a new word or sentence, can be instantly sent to your translators. This way, you can always ensure that all your content is localized without needing to exchange content files via email.

How to Synchronize Crowdin with Magento?

Follow these steps to get Crowdin and Magento to work together, using the Magento Crowdin Integration Extension.

1. Go to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Crowdin Integration.

2. Enable the extension and click Save.

Magento 2 Crowdin Integration Configuration

3. Now we need to turn on the Crowdion integration. To do this, click on the link "Activate Integration".

4. The Integration with Magento section will be opened. Here, look for an integration called "Crowdin" and click Activate on it.

Magento Crowdin Integration

5. You must permit by clicking Allow (all required permissions for extension work are already pre-set).

Allow Crowdin Integration with Magento

You've made your Integration Tokens, so there's no need to copy them. Just click Done and go back to Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Crowdin Integration.

Magento Integration Tockens

Click Copy Integration Key, and paste it into your Crowdin Integration.

Make Your Magento Website Multilingual

Merchants worldwide use Magento to set up and run their storefronts. To give all merchants and customers the best experience possible, we must consider regional differences during localization. 

Even though Magento eCommerce software has a built-in solution for multiple languages, it can take a lot of work to set up, run, and maintain a multilingual store. Using many CSV files to translate your catalog, theme, and modules would be time-consuming.

This brings Magento 2 Crowdin Integration Extension: having a store in more than one language can be as easy to run as having a store in just one language. You can translate and manage your store in multiple languages with Magento 2 Crowdin integration. You can translate your products' descriptions, categories, email templates, pages, attributes, and more.