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All texts appearing in the layer that come from the product data feed can be translated. By default, Doofinder provides translations into the following languages:

  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese

You may add another language or change a default translation in our 'Translations' section. Simply go to your Admin > Layers > Translations and click on 'Add language'. For the translation to work correctly, you must verify that the language code selected in the Admin matches the HTML language code of your site.

For example, if your HTML language is 'en', you must select only the two-letter code as language (for example: en) and not en-UK.

select language for translation

Enter the the language code needed. Languages are identified by 2-letter codes with an optional 2-letter country code (like en, en-US, es, es-ES…).

The language code selected for translation must match the source HTML language code. If the html of your website is in lang="en", then you must select "en" for the translation.

enter the language

Click on the ^ icon to expand the box and add your translated texts in the fields. You can click on "view all" to see all available fields, and also delete a translation by clicking on "delete language".

The texts of the translations are CASE SENSITIVE, therefore, the values shown in the layer must be written as they appear, respecting upper and lower case letters.

You can click on "view all" to see all available fields, and also delete a translation by clicking on "delete language".

click on view all

Once finished, click on 'Save'.

Translate Layer Fields with CSV Upload

Doofinder offers a convenient feature that allows you to translate all layer fields at once using a CSV file. Whether you're managing multiple translations or updating existing ones, this method streamlines the process and ensures accuracy. Here's how you can make the most of it.

To ensure smooth and error-free translation processes, it's essential to adhere to specific formatting guidelines. Here's a breakdown of the key considerations to keep in mind:

Template Format

The template should consist of two columns:

  • Column 1: This column should contain the predefined texts in English.
  • Column 2: Here, you'll input the translated texts in the target language.

No Headers: It's important to note that the CSV file should not contain any headers. The first record is already a text to be translated

Accepted Formats

Doofinder accepts CSV files delimited by either commas (,) or semicolons (;). Ensure that your file is saved in one of these formats to prevent any compatibility issues.

Handling Field Inclusion

Field Exclusion: If a field is not included in the CSV file, its translation will not be updated. Be thorough when compiling your translation files to include all relevant fields for translation.

Empty Fields: In cases where an included field has no corresponding translation (marked as "empty"), when uploaded, Doofinder will update the translation for these fields to reflect the "empty" status. It is important to fill in all fields, unless you want to hide some value.

Error Handling

In the event of any errors during the upload process, no records from the file will be updated. This ensures that incorrect translations or data discrepancies are avoided.

How to Upload a CSV File to Translate Layer Fields

Go to your Admin > Layers > Translations and click on 'Add language'. Ensure that the language code selected matches the HTML language code of your website, as explained previously.

Then, click on "Import translation" in the top right corner.

click on import translation

Now, select or drag and drop your .CSV file containing the translations. Once done, click import to initiate the upload process.

If you require an empty template to input your translations, you can click on download translation template in the pop-up box.

click on import

Once the file is successfully uploaded, click on save. Leveraging CSV files with the correct formatting can significantly enhance your workflow efficiency and user experience.

Filters Translation

All layer texts, which come from the feed, can be translated. This also includes 'Filters' text, but if you want to translate a 'Filter name', take a look at the tip below.

The 'Filters' functionality is used to filter results based on the fields of your data feed. To change the name of the filter, you need to type a custom name for it. This is done in Filters configuration. To learn how to do this, click here

Learn By Example

For example, if you have configured the "Availability" filter label, and you want to translate the text "out of stock":


  • out of stock

As the word Availability is a filter label, you will have to change that word by going to the filters option. But, for "out of stock", you can translate it directly by adding it in the translation layer.

  1. Verify that your HTML language matches the language of your search engine and the language you add in the translation. (e.g.: es-MX).

  2. Add the text to translate 'out of stock' as it appears on your layer, respecting upper and lower case and save.

add text to translate

This will be the result:

see translation example

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