How can I set Latvian as the main language on my domain?

Jekaterina_L
Visitor
3 0 0

Hello! My site has 3 languages (English, Latvian, Russian). Latvian and Russian translated with Translate & Adapt.
The main language of my market is Latvian.
Question:
How can I install the Latvian version of the site on the main domain bonati.lv (now it is in English). And put the English version on bonati.lv/en
Is it possible?

Replies 3 (3)

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
638 91 155

Hey @Jekaterina_L , to do this make Latvian the default language of your primary market Latvia. Note that this is not the same as changing your store default language in Settings > Languages - that should be avoided unless you need to.

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

Sjoppuvesen
Shopify Partner
4 0 0

Hi @richbrown_staff . Similar question here. In Settings - Languages English is default and then there is also Icelandic. I have primary market Iceland. English is currently default language for primary market so the Icelandic version now has URL ...myshopify.com/is/

If I change default language in primary market to Icelandic I get warning "Removing Icelandic from your primary market will break any ...myshopify.com/is URLs"

First of all, I am not removing language, just switching the default language from English to Icelandic for this market.

But I am wondering, due to this warning, if I save this change whether I will break something or lose translations I have already made?

Thanks

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
638 91 155

Hey @Sjoppuvesen this is aimed at if, for example, you had existing advertising pointing at myshopify.com/is/products/product-A - those links would break. But if that's not a risk for you you can safely change the primary market default language. Just avoid changing the store default language.

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