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OpenCart. Fixing the missing translations issues

The following tutorial will show you how to fix missing translations after a new language installation in an OpenCart template.

OpenCart. Fixing missing translations issues

  1. If you have added a new language to your OpenCart, but instead of some translations you see just pieces of code like text_follow, that means the used language pack is incomplete.

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    Let’s show how to add translations manually.

  2. Copy the code of the missing translation from your browser. That is text_follow in our case.

  3. Open the theme fullpackage folder with some file manager software that allows search by text function. We prefer Total Commander.

  4. Click the Alt + F7 hotkeys and activate the Find text option. Paste the code of missing translation into the search bar and click the Start search button.

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  5. The software shows the list of files containing this code.

    NOTE: Original files with translations are located either in “catalog/language/english” or in “vqmod/xml” folders of your theme package.

  6. In our case, the required file is “vqmod\xml\tm_footer.xml.” Open it with some code editor, for instance, Adobe DreamWeaver or Notepad ++, and look for the missing translation code.

  7. Here we can see the following code:

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         		$_['text_follow']   = 'Follow Us';
        		$_['text_support']   = 'Online support';
        		$_['text_fb']   = 'Facebook';
       			$_['text_twi']   = 'Twitter';
        		$_['text_rss']   = 'RSS';
        		$_['text_yt']   = 'You Tube';
            

    These are PHP language commands that define titles for the Follow us footer block in the English version. Copy them all.

  8. If you look a few lines above, you will see the code:

      

    That means the English language file for this block is called footer.php and is located in the catalog/language/english/common folder. We need to add missing translations to the footer.php file of our new language pack.

  9. Enter your hosting server using CPanel File Manager or FTP-client software (Total Commander, FileZilla, etc).

  10. Nagivate to the “catalog/language/your_new_language/common” folder of your OpenCart installation and open the footer.php file with some code editor.

  11. Paste the code you copied from tm_footer.xml within PHP code block (within <?php ?>) and translate English words into the required language.

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  12. Save the changes. Check your website front end. We managed to fix the missing translation issue successfully.

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

OpenCart. Fixing missing translations issues