Creating a multilingual website is always a welcome and much useful thing to site owners especially who have global customers. However, some of them may not know how to effectively and easily create the same for their Magento powered website. Today, in this tutorial, I’ll guide you with the process for setting up a multilingual website in Magento.
The following step guide will help you to establish 2 multilingual stores on a website and by adapting the same technique you can set up multiple languages on the site without any hassles.
Login to the admin panel.
Go to System –> Configuration and click on Manage Stores
Click Create Store View button on left corner. It will redirect you to New Store View page.
Enter the field Name and Code as (e.g.) French and click button Save Store View
Now the French Store is created.
How to configure the store in the admin?
Go to System –> Configuration and select Current Configuration Scope:
Select French option in right side and click tab General –> General
Then click second group tab Locale Options
Locale field is in disabled mode, before that uncheck the Use Website select box.
Now Locale field is enabled, then select the French (France) option and save it.
Go to Magento site to download the language pack.
Select any language for example I have selected French (France) package.
Then it will redirect you to http://www.magentocommerce.com/translations/list/9
Download the package and keep it your system,
Go to Magento site admin panel. Magento Connect
Installation path System → Magento Connect → Magento Connect Manager
Login to Magento Connect Manager panel with username and password.
Direct package file upload:
Choose the downloaded file (fr_FR.zip) and upload it.
Then Click refresh button in the panel and click the link Return to Admin.
Note: Clear the cache in cache management Admin by navigating System –> Cache Management.
Refresh the Magento fronted and it will show the layout like this
Choose whatever language you wish to.
This post will help you to create your own multi-lingual eCommerce website in Magento. Try this and let us know your feedback, also tell us about the other ways you use for the same.