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How to setup a magento multi language website?

Today I will talk about the multi language feature of Magento.


In this tutorial, I’ll guide you to create a website with two languages: English and French.

    Step 1: Create two stores

    In admin section, go to System menu ->Manage Store then create two stores.multiple language website with Magento

    Step 2: Select language for each store

    In admin section, go to System menu -> Configuration. Please select each store in the top left corner, then you can select a language for that store in locale dropdown.Magento multiple language website

    Step 3: Create locale package for each language

    Create two folders: en_US and fr_FR in app/locale folderMagento multiple language

Now you can go to the front-end and see how your magento multi language store works.

About Brian Wilson

Brian is a freelance Magento developer with 5 years of experience with customizing Magento extensions, magento themes. He's interested in sharing Magento Tutorials to the community


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    Is this possible to add a language not listed in official Mangeto language support?

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    such a good tutorial, but i got some issue, when i change the language just works in the current page when i start to navigate magento set the language by default, how can i keep the language that i have selected?

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