Nov 5, 2009

how to enable multilingual feature in magento?

Magento Ecommerce framework is built to support any languages.
The default language pack that magento ecommerce framework has is english. Enabling the multilingual feature will be a great benefit to any e-commerce site to be understood by different races.

This is Enable multilingual feature in magento.

1. download the language pack [click here ] and then unpack it to your magento directory. When the system ask if the folder "app" will be replaced, click "yes to all"

2. Then go to System -> Configuration. Below the Current Configuration Scope dropdown box, click manage stores

3. Click the Create Store View link on top right, and type these in store view information form:

Store: Main Store
Name: "Language name"
Code: any
Status: Enabled
Sort order is optional.

Here, you can also disable any store view by disabling its status.

4. Save, go back to System > Configuration. In Current Configuration Scope dropdown box, you now see there’s new store view. Click that link.
On Locale options tab on the left, uncheck the “use website” checkbox then change the locale to the name of the storeview you just recently created. Save.
Now you can have your website in your selected language.
You can do this step to configure other existing store views, too.


The Siraniks said...

Hey marvz, is this the best framework for an ecommerce site? I mean online ordering system?

trashman said...

yeah, it's zend based framework..this is the one i am using for davao city virtuals store..

it has more features than OScommerce. But the templating is more of a headache..haha

sukumar said...

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