By default, OpenCart 3 comes with only one pre-installed language - the one selected during the installation. If you need to include additional languages they must be installed and configured manually. In this guide, we will show you how easily you can add extra languages to your OpenCart store within a few simple steps.
Installing language packs is just as easy as installing any other OpenCart 3 extension. The first thing we will need you to do is to download the language pack you wish to install. You can do that directly from your OpenCart Admin Dashboard by navigating through the left menu bar to Extensions > Marketplace.
You can use to search box to find the language pack you are looking for. If you are unable to locate the desired language there, please go ahead and download it from the official OpenCart Marketplace which you can directly access from here.
Before you download any language pack, please make sure it is compatible with your OpenCart version. Also, note that some language packs are paid, therefore additional changes might be applied.
Now that you have the language pack downloaded to your local computer you are ready to step into the installation. Please navigate through the left menu bar in your OpenCart Admin Dashboard to Extensions > Installer.
Afterward, please click on the “Upload” button and select the archive file from your local computer. Once you select the file, allow it with a few moments until the download process is completed.
If everything goes as expected you will receive a “Success!” message stating the pack had been successfully installed.
Now, in order to set up your new language, please head to System > Localisation > Languages.
Once you are on the “Languages” page, please click on the blue “+” button at the top right corner to add your new language.
Then you will be presented with the “Add Language” page where you will need to fill in the language details.
The details you need to enter here are usually provided in the documentation of the language pack you have downloaded.
Once you are ready, please do not forget to click on the blue save button at the top right corner of the page to finalize the configuration of your new language.
If you need to edit the default language of your store or admin area you can do that by going to System > Settings > Locale. For detailed instructions, please take a look at our guide available here.
All left to be done now is to confirm the language is successfully enabled in your store. Please, access your website and click on the “Language” dropdown menu at the top left corner - fingers crossed it will appear!
Now you know how to include additional language to your OpenCart Online Store. We hope you have found our tutorial useful and easy to follow and we would like to welcome you to contact our Support Team in case any additional assistance is needed.
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