Setting Up a Site for Multiple Languages

When you use the Multi-Language feature, you can give your site visitors the option to view your site in other languages. Item, tab, category names, and descriptions display the translations you provide. Field labels, buttons, and warning messages display automated translations.

To set up multiple languages for your website:

  1. Go to Setup > Company > Enable Features..

  2. On the Company subtab, check the Multi-Language box.

  3. Click Save.

  4. Go to Setup > Company > Preferences > General Preferences.

  5. On the Languages subtab, select and add each language that you want to make available in your NetSuite account and on your web site. For more information, see Configuring Multiple Languages.

  6. Click Save.

To translate item names and descriptions into different languages:

  1. If you already have items set up in NetSuite, go to Lists > Mass Updates > Bulk Update Translation. Here, you can enter translated content for items, categories, tabs, saved searches, and more. Translated content is displayed when site visitors choose an option in the language selector portlet on your web store.

  2. Select the language in which you want to create content.

  3. Enter your translated text on the Web Site Items subtab.

  4. Click Save.

  5. Repeat steps 1–4 for each language you want available on your site.

To set language preferences for your site:

  1. Visit the Web Site Setup page for your web site.

  2. On the Languages subtab, select each language that you want to make available in your site. If you select more than one language, the language selector portlet appears in your site where customers can choose the language they want to use for viewing your site.


    For step-by-step instructions, see Web Site Language Preferences

  3. Click Save.

If you use the Advanced Site Customization feature, you can go to Commerce > Site Builder > Content > Customize Text. Here you can customize automatic translations for aspects of your site, such as button names, email text, error messages, and registration field labels.

If you do not use Advanced Site Customization and you send email confirmations to web site customers, the email is sent in the default language selected for your site.

When you create or edit item or information item records with the Multiple Languages feature on, you can customize the translations for displaying information in your site.

Related Topics

Site Builder Web Site Content Manager
Previewing Your Site Builder Website
Setting up Multiple Currencies in a Site Builder Web Store
Creating Multiple Websites

General Notices