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I would like to implement translations to my shop. I can see that there are many apps that can help me with that: https://apps.shopify.com/collections/apps-for-store-languages

but does Sections Anywhere works with any of them?

Is there a way to translate a content added with Sections Anywhere?

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If you use the data stored in metafields, the Langify app is able to translate that data.

Here is some feedback I received from a customer:

From the Langify app, I was able to edit the Page I'm using as a test. Then select the metafields and copy the JSON string over to the translation key. Then I manually update the values with the translations. I can even replace images for specific ones to use in the translated version.


- The translated json string must be minified, if not Sections Anywhere won't recognise it. (Which I'm fine with, we always want to save a minified version)
- When having different images, if we copy the url from the File system. We need to make sure to remove the string after ?, including the ?.

For example:
If the image url copied from the file system is:
We should add to the translation file this one:

The way I was editing the json file so it's easier to edit was:

1- Copy the original metafield value from Langify
2- Go to https://jsonlint.com/ and paste the value there, then click on Validate JSON
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3- From there, I can easily edit the values
4- Once I'm happy with it, I'll copy the json, then go to https://codebeautify.org/jsonminifier and paste it on the left
5- This page automatically generates the minified version on the right
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6- I copy the minified version and paste it back into Langify
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In the example I did, this is the English version (Note that the top Image and text component is a section from SA):

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Perfect. Thank you I will try that out and give feedback.
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