Tips from the team: Translating product type (workaround)

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Tips from the team: Translating product type (workaround)

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 96 161

Update January 2024: We're pleased to be able to share that Product Type is now translatable. More here.

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Currently, November 2023, when using the 'Product type' filter with Shopify Search & Discovery app, it only functions in a store's default language and will be hidden in a non default language. This is being worked on and we estimate that product type will be fully translatable for the start of 2024.

 

In the mean time, this is a workaround to achieve much the same functionality, plus the ability to translate. It does it by creating a metafield that holds the same values, and metafields have translation support. Please note, the original problem of product type not being translatable will be solved; if you use this workaround you would later be wanting to delete it and switch back. So this is only suggested as a short term fix to cover the gap.

 

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

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richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 96 161

This is an accepted solution.

Update January 2024: We're pleased to be able to share that Product Type is now translatable. More here.

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

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richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 96 161

 

@mbeltramin @TiagoDias @Roman91 @GroupeCEA @ChoobShop @AlfredoGama @juju_batwoman @PrintNStuff @bbs-AnGr @Cicuekalo

 

Please see above an update and a workaround for Product Type translations.

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 96 161

@FredAz 

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

TaylorWong
Tourist
12 0 3

Hi,

 

I'm trying this method and it goes well on the storefront, but there's a problem when I'm doing the bulk edit.

 

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I can't save the values as it says there are invalid values when I'm at the bulk edit page, but I can save the same values on the metafield box at the product page alone. Is it a bug or have I done anything wrong?

 

Thank you.

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 96 161

This is an accepted solution.

Update January 2024: We're pleased to be able to share that Product Type is now translatable. More here.

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

CoolAndrew
Visitor
2 0 0
Hello @richbrown_staff , I was wondering if there any insights on when will be tags translation added so we don't need to use metafields anymore in order to achieve more filtering capabilities? Thank you.