Creating Translations for Your Site

The Zippy Courses All-In-One Platform supports translations, so that your entire site - from the course content to your menus and every part of the user interface - is presented in the language of your choice. The best part is that you can customize these translations! This means that you can present your site in a language not yet officially supported by Zippy Courses and alter words or phrases to ones that you would prefer to use. For example, you can change all references of Units on your site to Modules.

To get started, click the Settings tab in your site’s navigation menu. This will bring you to the General Settings page. Scroll down the page until you find the Locale panel. Click the Language field dropdown menu, and select the language you would like your site to display in.

We currently support English and Spanish as options, but we will continue adding further options. If your language isn’t yet supported, please email our support team at support@zippycourses.com, and let us know. Languages we receive a lot of requests for will become higher priorities for our team.

Once you’re done, scroll to the top of the page, and click Save Settings.

If you would like to create custom translations for your site, click the Add Custom Translations link under the Language field. This will bring you to the Translation Settings page.

Here, you can translate any frontend text (meaning that the admin menus and dashboard will still display in English).

Scroll down the page and enter your own translations for any fields you wish to customize.

Note: Be aware that some terms (such as 123 Main St, CVC, and email) do not have a translation listed. Any field left empty will default to the original English word or phrase.

If the translation you change includes one of the following symbols, make sure to include it in your translation as well:

  • %n - will be replaced by a number in the translation
  • %s - will be replaced by automatically inserted text or links

 

Translations support HTML elements, so you can use tags to modify how your text appears. Here are some examples of tags you can utilize:

  • <strong>Bold</strong>
  • <em>Italics</em>
  • <ins>Underlined</ins>
  • <small>smaller text</small>
  • <mark>Highlighted</mark>
  • <del>Strikethrough</del>
  • <sup>Superscripted</sup>
  • <sub>Subscripted</sub>

 

To quickly locate a translation field, use the Search bar to limit the fields which display to only those that contain the word entered.

Click the Reset All Translations button at the top of the page to empty all fields. Do not click this button before you save changes to your translations, or they will be lost forever.

Once you're all set, click Save Translations to save your changes.