New to language translations? Read the first article in this series for an introduction to Languages.
Which plans include this feature?
Legacy: Soho*, Pro, Plus, Enterprise, Flex
New: Starter, Growth (Subscription), Growth (Per Booking), Managed
*Customer Languages are not available with the legacy Soho plan.
→ Learn more about our new plans or how to change your plan.
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Languages
What prerequisites are there?
Admin permissions to access and manage Languages (Manage > Languages).
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new, or both?
- The Languages feature is available to both those using items (Inventory > Items), a key feature of our classic version of Checkfront and those using products (Inventory > Products), a key feature of our newest version of Checkfront.
New to Checkfront - Products ✨
With our newest version of Checkfront, we have added Products (Inventory > Products) as the successor to items (Inventory > Items).
Are you interested in migrating to our newest version? Please reach out to our Technical Support team for more information.
Activating Customer LanguagesBack to top
To activate a Customer language in your account, navigate to Customer Languages (Manage > Languages > Customer Languages) in your main menu.
Toggle a language on or off using the switch in the left column. An active language shows a green switch with the word ON displayed.
We recommend not activating a Customer Language that matches your system language and locale.
Activating a Customer Language that’s the same as the system language and then adding translations for it may cause inconsistencies with what displays or sends to Customers.
Editing Customer LanguagesBack to top
To provide custom translations for an enabled Customer Language (Manage > Languages > Customer Languages), click the Edit button in the column to the right of the language name.
You can bulk edit your unique text from here - company fields, booking fields, categories, statuses, notifications, and booking parameters.
Enter the word, or string of words, into the field on the right for each term you wish to update. Once you've done that, click Save at the top to complete the update.
When a Customer activates that language in their booking window, the updates you have just made are displayed to them.
Alternatively, you can make the same changes directly through your account's feature pages.
For example, if you are editing your Booking Statuses (Manage > Layout > Statuses), then you can click on the Translate button in the left sidebar and select the language you wish to edit.
Once in edit mode, enter the translation into the fields provided (1) and click Save Translation (2) in the sidebar when finished.
You can find the Translate button on most pages in your account where editable language strings are available for translation.
Learn more about Booking Statuses here:
Learn more about the select areas where inline translation is supported here:
Inline translation is not yet supported within the Product Builder. Products can be translated via the bulk function mentioned above.