About Text Labels

General information on the management of text labels in X-Cart

Written by Anna Verbichenko
Updated this week

Various people may prefer different words for the same meaning. For example, that part of an online store where a user stores the items they picked before paying for them - is it a "shopping cart," a "shopping basket," or a "shopping bag"? In X-Cart, we prefer to call it a "shopping cart," but we understand that some people will want to use a different name. So we made it possible to change almost any word or phrase in your X-Cart store's user interface.

Just a few words on how it works. In X-Cart, pieces of text like names of sections of the user interface, various notes, comments, and error messages are all stored as text labels. A text label has a name that one can reference in the template or program code. It can also have "translations" - the label's value defined for a specific language. When X-Cart displays a piece of text on a page, it selects the respective text label from the database. Then, based on the language set for the page, it determines which of the translations to display. If for some reason, the label's value for a particular language is missing, X-Cart displays the default language value. If there is no default label value, your store will display the label name instead.

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