323: Multiple Languages in OpenCart 1.5

You OpenCart store’s language can be changed to meet the needs of your customers. You can install as many languages as you think you need, for your website’s visitors. A flag representing the language will appear at the top of the website, so your visitors can change the language at their leisure. You will have to upload the language pack via FTP to your OpenCart site and then setup and enable the language in the OpenCart Dashboard.

  1. Find and download the language pack from the OpenCart Extensions webpage:
    OpenCart Extensions Directory
  2. Upload the Language via FTP or File Manager to your OpenCart site (follow the steps included with the Language Pack as they may vary)
  3. language_1

  4. Log into the OpenCart Dashboard
  5. Go to System > Localisation > Language
  6. Click “Insert” in the upper right corner
  7. language_2

  8. Follow the instructions on the language pack to fill in the appropriate fields Language Name:
  9. language_3

    Code: such as en. (Do not change if this is your default language)

    Locale: such as US.UTF-8,en_US,en-gb,en_gb,English (refer to language pack document)

    Image: such as fr.png (refer to language pack document)

    Directory: name of the language directory (case-sensitive)

    Filename: main language file name without the extension

    Status: Change to enabled

    Sort Order: the order in which to display this language

  10. Click “Save

Now when you visit the website, you should see the language listed at the top, represented by a flag for the language.


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Carrie Smaha Senior Manager Marketing Operations

Carrie enjoys working on demand generation and product marketing projects that tap into multi-touch campaign design, technical SEO, content marketing, software design, and business operations.

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