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How to install Magento frontend localization

This tutorial will show you how to install Magento frontend translations. By default Magento frontend is in English. Magento backend (the admin panel) has multiple languages included so you can select the necessary translation.

The  available Magento translations could be downloaded from magentocommerce.com

 

Installation

  1. Open the localization pack you need and click the Get Extension Key button. Select the key and copy it.
  2. Open Magento admin panel and go to System > Magento Connect > Magento Connect Manager
  3. Login to the connect manager. The login details are the same as for the admin panel itself.
  4. Paste the copied extension key into the Paste extension key to install field and click Install button.

Multi-language store

If you want to have several languages available for your store you need to create several Magento store views. Single store view per language.

  1. Open Magento admin panel
  2. Go to system > Manage Stores
  3. Create new store views.
  4. Go to System > Configuration.

Now you need to define the store locale for each store view.

  1. In the Current Configuration Scope block select your store view.
  2. Open General menu item in the left column
  3. Open the Locale Options tab and in the Locale drop-down select your language.

Note: Be sure to clear the cache before trying to use your new language.