You have the option to change the default language of your Thinkific site.
Note that language settings apply to site default text only. This includes text like default Buy buttons, the "Sign in" text on the top right of your header, checkout text, and Course Player navigation text. Language settings do not apply to any custom text included within your course lessons and site pages.
How to Change Site Language
- In the left menu of your Admin Dashboard, select Settings
- Select the Learning Content tab
- Click Language settings on the left
- Under Site language, select your chosen language from the dropdown list
- Optionally click the checkbox beside Allow students to override the site language
- Click Save
Thinkific currently supports 39 languages as of September 22, 2020:
- Mandarin (Simplified)
- Mandarin (Traditional)
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- Spanish (European)
- Spanish (Mexican)
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Thinkific Support Arabic and Hebrew?
Although you can build your course in any language, we don't support right to left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. Some of our course creators have created a custom solution in code. More on that in our article Does Thinkific support Arabic and Hebrew?
Will My Course Content Be Translated?
No. Only the site language on your site pages (like buttons, header text will found on your Home Page, Course Landing Page, Custom Pages, and Default Pages will be translated - see what will be edited by changing your Settings Site Language to an alternate language). See an example of this on the Student Dashboard page and Check Out - Payment Page:
Please note: if you alter 'translatable' copy in the Theme Code, this copy won't be translatable. Ie. In the example above 'kurssit' is Finnish for 'Courses'. If this was changed to 'My Programs', when a student opts for a different site language preference, this copy will remain in English as 'My Programs'.
Will the Categories or Custom Pages Name Be Translated?
No. In the Categories section, the All Courses page is in English, by default. To translate this text, simply edit this copy in your preferred language.
See this translated here:
This is the same with the Custom Page name, as seen below, "All Courses" is the Custom Page name in English, so to translate this, edit the Custom Page name settings: