You can connect additional languages to a primary domain myshop.com/fr, myshop.com/es, or connect languages to regional domains or subdomains (third-party domains).

For example, you can connect English and French locales tomyshop.comand sell products for the North American market. Meanwhile, myshop.es (or es.myshop.com) will display translated content for Spanish speaking countries.

NOTE
International domains are not available to stores on the Shopify Lite plan and the Basic Shopify plan.

How can I assign a new language to the domain?

When you add a new language in LangShop, it will not connect to any of the existing domains automatically, unfortunately.

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You will need to do it within the Markets section in your Shopify admin.

Steps:

  1. From Shopify admin, go to Settings > Markets.

  2. In the Primary market section click the Manage button.

Manage Primary market

3. Tap the Manage button next to the Domain and languages section.

manage domains and languages

4. Scroll down to the languages section and choose the languages that you need.

choose languages

5. Save changes.

Where can I check if all languages are connected to the domains?

You may check languages from the list in your LangShop admin > Settings > Languages.

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The second option is to open a single language.

single language domain


By clicking manage domains, you will get redirected to Shopify Domains settings. If you select the specific subdomain (third-party domain), the link will bring you directly to the domain settings.

If the language is not connected, you will receive a 404 error on your storefront.

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What about my SEO? Can I enable redirect customers based on visitor's country?

Since Google does not recommend enabling language redirection as it may cause SEO issues, by default, Shopify does not provide any technical ways to switch between the domains.

Avoid automatic redirection based on the user’s perceived language. These redirections could prevent users (and search engines) from viewing all the versions of your site.'

For this, LangShop has added Language and Currency suggestion section that offers to switch between languages and currencies manually based on their browser language or visitor country IP address.

However, automatic redirections are still available in LangShop. If you still want to force redirect languages, you need to disable the Language and Currency suggestion pop-up and select the automatic redirections checkbox in Languages > Mapping.

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