Additional Language Support - Allow customers to select site language
It's possible to set the site up in different languages, but not to have the customer choose the language. Vote here for allowing visitors to choose the language of the site rather than it being defined by the photographer.
Kati Photography commented
So, this thread has been here since 2014.... Shame! How many customers does it need for Zenfolio to implement requests??? I shall cast my vote but have not much hope, so I will be looking into alternatives as it is now for me absolutely crucial to have my site in 2 languages. Real shame....
Since feste we are talking about that. Is it still not possible for the customer to choose a language at the start screen?
Im looking for alternative providers because i have the need to offer my website in german and englisch..
C2 Studios commented
It is definitely a necessity and also--if we are here using Zenfolio to create and promote more business--why wouldn't a photo platform like Zenfolio increase their profit by expanding the ease of communication for the clients? Seems like a no-brainer to me...:-)
Marcel Druwé (m-photo.ca) commented
This is really important if you are anywhere other than North America. And even here, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, etc are quite widespread and common. Please follow up on this.
Ilya Bandorin commented
Unfortunately, it looks like ZenFolio stopped all work to improve multilanguage features of their service. For a year we don't see neither new languages, nor the option to allow visitors to choose a language.
Because of that together with lack of SSL encryption for custom domains, I am currently testing an alternative service to move to. :(
Mike Duggan Photography commented
I am also very interested in the ability to select a language for each page of my site. I see that the last entry here was Sept 17 but still I am unable to see how to change the language for each page. In today's world we reach out to many different cultures and have clients of varying languages. Please point me in the right direction to set up my pages with the appropriate native language for my clients.
Nathan Phillips Photography commented
I do school photography and it would be really helpful to allow families to order in Spanish, Chinese, etc... I do enough work in immigrant communities where this is affecting sales and probably worth moving to a vendor that does support this. But I'm pretty invested here so I'd rather Zenfolio just implement it :)
Hilary Rhodes commented
I live in Switzerland and most of my likely customers will be French or even German speakers, thank you.
Martial Comeau commented
Yes, since I live in a french and english speaking region I absolutely need to have a website in both languages.
I would not classify this as an option but a necessity. Please Guys make this happen ASAP. I did not realize the importance of this feature until recently moved to an area of Spain where multiple languages are spoken beside the Spanish. Thank you
Claude Badet Photographie commented
Living in Canada I need to be able to offer the option of choosing the french or english versions of my site. (a little flag on the right corner for instance).
I see this suggestions has been made by someone in 2014.
How could I know Zenfolio will implement this options one day? (or is it done and I do not see it?).
I present my site to visitors and clients in German and English speaking countries.
At the moment I can only decide which group I want to disappoint !
At the moment with one click in the settings I can choose between German and English. That works quite nicely.
Surely it should be easy enough to just put 2 flags on the header on the home page, so the user can make this decision himself?
What is the difficulty? why does it take so long, seems like it is not yet even considered ??
Peter Domican commented
I really want to be able to sell in English AND Portuguese. Still can't believe this isn't being looked at.
What does the Zenfolio team thinks, how this should work at all?
Since I'm in Switzerland, I had to choose "German" in the settings for the visitors view.
But I also have international customers who don't understand German. For them it looks quite strange to handle their galleries without understanding the interface :-(
Zenfolio is such a great thing, so I'm a bit confused how they did not cover such basics. Should be one of the first things IMHO.
But thanks anyways for the great work and have a good start into 2016!
That would be soo great to have a first page with in my case with a German and a USA Flag and "Welcome, please choose your preferred language" and based on the customers choice he will be forwardet to the Homepage Content in the language the customer choose with same layout for german/english only the language is different.
We need the facility for the custom to choose the language.
Agree - content could be in any language the photographer chooses (like about pages, blogs and such) - but the shopping cart and customer proofing in several languages would be awesome.
Paolo Fiori commented
Please... we need to have eCommerce in italian. Im available to translate all site for free but please, we really need it!!!
Roberto Nencini commented
we need of italian laguage per the transition of e'commerce
We really need it !