Please Note:In order to access Setup in the main menu, the user must have an administrator account in Checkfront. Otherwise, the menu item will not be presented to them as an option.
Locale TabBack to top
Select the time zone in which your business is located. This is important as it can affect notification schedules and any other time-based features such as event rulesets.
This will be the global operating currency for your Checkfront account. It's not currently possible to offer pricing to your customers in more than one currency, so choose wisely when making your currency selection, especially if you have multiple business locations and global clientele.
The default system-wide language for your account can be configured here. Checkfront offers the ability to have more than one active language at a time and this applies to both the back end and customer facing pages. A customer can configure their own language, if they have an online account with your business, providing the language has been activated by you.
To activate a new language, click on the language add-ons link, as shown below:
Next, click on the Customer Languages button (1). You will then be presented with a list of available languages in the system. From here, you can simply toggle a language on or off by clicking on the switch to the left of each one (2). If the switch is green and labelled "on", then obviously the language is active.
To edit the language strings for the language you have activated in your account, click on the edit button to the right.
You will now see a menu on the left and the language strings to the right. In the example below, we're editing the Categories. The base language strings, in this case in English, are displayed. Next to each string is a field into which you can enter the string in the new language, French on this occasion.
When you have finished making your updates, click on the save button in the top right corner. You can also choose a different set of language strings from the menu on the left. These translations are private and specific to your account.
Back on the main languages screen, there's another button you can click on at the top, labelled Checkfront Translations. This is a list of languages that are shared across the system by all accounts. If you choose to set your base language as Spanish, this is where the language strings in your account will be pulled from. These translations are a community effort, so please feel free to update some of the strings if you have some spare time!
From time to time, you may notice that some of the available languages are not fully translated yet. Or, you may simply wish to word a language string slightly differently. Therefore, you are able to create a private language pack for your account and make whatever changes you like, without affecting other Checkfront customer's accounts. To do this, click on the Create Private Translation button in the left sidebar.
From the drop-down menu in the resulting pop-up window, select the language you wish to translate and click Create.
The next step is to simply type your translations into the fields within the Value column. You can search for particular language strings using the search box at the top of the list.
LocaleBack to top
Based on the language you have selected in the previous step, you may be presented with multiple locale options in the locale drop-down field. Many countries around the world speak the same language(s), but they don't necessarily follow the same format for numbers, currency and dates.
The locale field provides the opportunity to choose the most appropriate number and currency formats for your location. As you can see in the example above, when selecting the English language, you will be presented with multiple locale options ranging from Great Britain and the United States to Australia and Hong Kong. Choose the one that best suits your needs, and if necessary, you can customize the date and time formats in the next step.
Date & Time FormattingBack to top
The format for which your date and time are displayed is set by the locale you have chosen in the previous step. We realize that not everybody operating in the same locale wishes to format their dates and times in the same way, so we have given you the option to override these settings to something you feel is more appropriate. You can perform this override by changing the formatting via the drop-down menus, as shown below.
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