Step 3: Install and Configure the Language Package(s)
The language pack includes translation files for the default text that shows on the front page of your website. You’ll need to alter the locale settings before these translations appear on your site.
Let’s look at how to do it:
– Navigate to ‘System‘, then ‘Configuration.’
– The ‘Current Configuration Scope‘ is located in the upper left corner. Choose the store view for the language you’d like to customize.
– Go to the left-hand General section. ‘Locale Options‘ should be expanded.
– Uncheck the box next to the choices that says ‘Use Website’, and choose your favourite language from the drop-down menu.
– On the upper right corner, click the ‘Save Config‘ button.
To change the language of your back-end functions, go to the admin panel’s bottom and select the language from the ‘Interface Locale‘ drop-down menu.
Magento comes with a built-in utility for translating default text strings. If you don’t want to buy the language package and instead want to use this program to translate it, follow these instructions:
– Select ‘System’ >> ‘Configuration‘ from the drop-down menu.
– Navigate to the ‘Advanced‘ menu and select ‘Developer.’
– Select ‘Translate Inline‘ from the drop-down menu.
– Save the ‘Enabled for Frontend‘ option to ‘Yes‘ if you wish to translate the text in the front end.
– Save the ‘Enabled for Admin‘ option to ‘Yes‘ if you wish to translate the text in the back end.
– After saving the parameters, use the tool to edit the translations.