Create a language

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To create a language, a user must be an Optimizely Configured Commerce administrator.

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Administration > Languages.
  2. Click + Language.
  3. Complete the following fields with the information relevant to the language you are creating:
    • Language Code – (Required) The ISO 639-1 code for the country and the culture. For example, Spanish for Mexico is "es-mx".
      This code populates the hreflang attribute for URLs so that search engines can identify the language on a page and serve relevant language results to users searching in that language.
    • Description – (Required) A short descriptive name of the language.
    • Culture Code – The language culture name. Typically, you can leave this field blank, as the scenario for its use is rare. For example, en-US is English in the United States and fr-MC is French in Monaco. You can find a full list of these language culture names on,, or for a small fee.
    • Image File Path – URL for image file to represent language (commonly used for flag images). The maximum size for this image is 16x16 pixels.
    • Alternate Languages – Additional alternate language codes. Must be a comma-separated list.
    • Default System Language – Toggle to Yes to set this language as the default for the Configured Commerce application. This is used as the "from" language for machine translations using a translation service. You should set English (EN) as the default.
    • Has Device Specific Content – Toggle to Yes to create device-specific (Desktop, Tablet, or Mobile) content for the specified language.
    • Has Persona Specific Content – Toggle to Yes to create persona-specific content for the specified language.
    • Has Customer Segment Specific Content – Toggle to Yes to create customer segment-specific content for the specified language.
    • Currency Positioning – Select Left or Right to determine which side of the currency symbol the price displays.
  4. Click Save.