Translate Locator Widget Text

WP Maps comes with a feature that will allow users to translate or change any text in the product or store locator. Furthermore, this article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to translate the text in your product or store locator.

For example, the search bar in your product locator may have the words “Search Location” written on it. Using the translation feature you can change “Search Location” to “Search Zip Code or City” if you choose to do so. You can even change the text to a different language, and make the product locator in a foreign language.


Text Translation Example

To translate or change the text of your store locator, please follow the below steps:

Step 1: On the WP Maps dashboard, go to the “Widgets” tab, press the “Options” button on a particular build, and select the “Translate” option.


Select Translate Option

Step 2: On the “Translations” page, search for the text you want to translate (for example, “Search Location”) and type in its translation (“Search Zipcode or City”)


Text Translation Page

Step 3: Click on the “Save Translation” button

Step 4: Changes will be immediately show in build preview. For the widget on your website if you have enabled “auto-update” feature in the build setting, changes will auto reflect in 5-20 minutes. If “auto-update” feature is off in the build setting you have to click on Build update button and you will then see the changes take place

Build Update

In some cases the changes will not be seen on your website, this is due to cache. To clear the cache you will need to update the build on the WP Maps dashboard.


Product Locator with Translated Text

That concludes this section on text translation. We hope it helps you in successfully changing the text in your WP Maps product locator.