We provide translation tools for your audience's signup forms and response emails, to help you attract more subscribed contacts. Change your form’s default language settings, create a custom translation, or use auto-translate to detect a someone's language based on their web browser settings.
In this article, you'll learn how to translate your signup forms and response emails.
Before you start
Here are some things to know before you get started.
When you translate to Arabic or Hebrew, our system will automatically change the text direction to Right-to-Left.
Set a default language
Mailchimp’s signup forms and response emails are English by default, but you can change the default language to suit your audience. Choose from one of our 51 supported languages, and we’ll translate form field placeholders, alerts, signup button, and most other text.
However, if you change the wording of the default text, you'll need to translate it manually. Form field labels must also be translated manually. For example, if you want to translate the form and change “Address” to “Postal Address,” you’ll need to do that manually.
To change the default language of your signup forms and response emails, follow these steps.
If you have more than one audience, click the Current audience drop-down and choose the one you want to work with.
Click the Manage Audience drop-down and choose Signup forms.
Select Form builder.
Click the Forms and response emails drop-down menu, and choose the form, landing page, or signup response email you want to change.
Click the Translate it tab.
Click the Set default language drop-down menu and choose a language.
Each of the form's phrases appears in a table next to its English equivalent. Click any field to edit the translated version.
Make all your changes and click Save Translation Settings
If you make errors or change your mind, click Reset defaults to revert to the new language's default phrases.
Translate form field labels
The field labels on your signup form include Email Address, First Name, and Last Name, and any others you add on the Build it tab. To translate these field labels into another language, you’ll have to edit them manually in your audience settings.
The auto-translate feature detects a visitor's browser language and displays the correct translation of the signup form by default.