PrestaShop is quite a large open translation project and as a new translation contributor, you may wonder where to start. You’ll find here all you need to know to help with the translation of our e-commerce software, and a few tips to get you started. Thanks for your help!

Translator guide

To get all the information about translating PrestaShop in Crowdin, read our Translator’s guide: PrestaShop_Translator_Guide.pdf

This guide was written for PrestaShop 1.6, but most of it still applies to 1.7.

To better understand the 1.7 file structure, you can read this article: A New Translation System For PrestaShop 1.7

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Live translation module

You can contribute to the Crowdin project more easily by using the Live Translation module.
It makes it possible to translate PrestaShop directly from your own shop and administration panel.
You’ll see strings in their original context, and you can translate them on the go. It’s much easier!

Get the Live Translation module

How to use the module

  • Install the module by uploading its zip file to your shop (in the Modules page): Live Translation module
  • Log in to your Crowdin account
  • Go to the Live Translation module configuration
  • Click on “Translate” for either back or front office
  • Translate! You can translate each string by clicking on it, it will send the translation directly to the Crowdin project.
  • Click on “Disable” when you’re done translating. Do not forget this last part ^^

PrestaShop Live translation module

What you should know

  • It only works for version and later ones
  • You must be logged in to your Crowdin account to make it work. If you don’t have one already, join us!
  • Don’t forget to disable the module when you’re done!


If you don’t have a Crowdin account

You won’t be able to use the Live Translation module, so please create a Crowdin account first.
Wait for your account to be validated, then log in to your again.
At this point, you can activate the Live Translation module and start translating.

If your shop is all about “crwdns” keys

You must reset the language to English (or your first language). For this, go to your profile page like this:

Then change the language and save:

Make sure you select “Keep me logged in” when you access your back office. When you’re done translating, always click on “Disable” in the top banner.

10 rules to follow when translating PrestaShop

Here are 10 tips to guide you when you get started with PrestaShop translation: 10 Rules To Follow When Translating PrestaShop

Translator’s page

See the top achievements for this translation project and what languages are still left to be translated on your Translator Page, our tribute to the community of translators!

Latest news

Read the latest news about the project on our devblog, with the “Do you speak PrestaShop” series, available each month:

Read the latest news on Build


Should you have any questions, please drop us an email at [email protected].

Thank you for your help!!