How to solve error “Too Many Translation Keys”

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The “Too Many Translation Keys” error in Shopify typically occurs when you have exceeded the limit of 1000 translation keys in your theme. This limit is in place to ensure efficient performance of your store. You can read more here

To solve this error, you’ll need to reduce the number of translation keys in your theme. Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Identify unused or redundant translation keys: Review your theme’s translation files and identify any keys that are no longer needed or are redundant. Remove these keys from your theme’s language files.
  2. Consolidate similar translation keys: If you have multiple translation keys that serve a similar purpose, consider consolidating them into a single key. This helps reduce the total number of keys in your theme.
  3. Use dynamic content instead of static keys: Instead of creating separate translation keys for each instance of static text, consider using dynamic content whenever possible. For example, you can use Shopify’s Liquid templating language to dynamically render content based on certain conditions.
  4. Optimize translations: Review your theme’s translations and look for opportunities to optimize them. This may involve rephrasing sentences or using shorter phrases where appropriate.
  5. Prioritize essential translations: Identify the most critical translations for your store, such as product names, descriptions, and checkout information. Focus on optimizing and reducing the number of keys for these essential translations first.
  6. Consider using apps: If you find it challenging to stay within the 1000 translation key limit, consider using third-party translation apps available on the Shopify App Store. These apps can help you manage translations more efficiently and may offer features to optimize translation key usage.
  7. Regularly review and update: Make it a practice to regularly review your theme’s translation keys and update them as needed. As your store evolves, certain translations may become obsolete or require modification.

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