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Before we go through the procedure of adding Magento Language. It’s vital to know the benefits of a Multi-Language Magento store.
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It is safe to say that the internet has expanded considerably and as a result, it has now become a global phenomenon. So, the e-commerce business is growing and has become one of the important and fundamental aspects of prime businesses. As a result, the people who are searching for information or products and services are reaching through the Internet. So many sellers are using the Internet as a marketing tool to inform people about their businesses or services. Every online store is giving them a competitive advantage to reach out to potential customers.
In such a case, having a multilingual e-commerce store has now become one of the major ways of expanding your client base, by which you can also benefit by the greater sale volumes.
As the process of globalization via the Internet is at its peak. So, it has now become a necessity for every online store to become multilingual. The following points are some of the practical reasons why this is becoming important more important day by day. Because it’ll help us to understand the Magento language features and why Magento is so popular among the online sellers:
First, we can achieve a great number of customers around the world. Because Non-English such as European nations always to prefer their own languages for communication. Nowadays, to compete with Online sellers from China or the Russia, it is quite necessary to turn the store into a multilingual store.
Secondly, it can be a great tool for digital marketing and SEO. Because a French user who’s searching for a product or service in his own language will never find your store. So, if you have a French version of the same store and tons of content, they will be able to find and use it. This is a great feature because with it, we’ll see a great result in Google PR so in an increase in customer volume.
Thirdly and finally by utilizing the above reasons, we can see a great advantage in sales and competition.
Now coming straight into the point, how to install Magento language for different clients around the world.
Magento Language – Download
Simply search on google “German Language pack or such relevant string. Now, let’s begin with downloading language packages which are widely available in Github. For downloading Magento Language German package simply go to the Github and download the zip file.
Now Simply click the Clone or download button and it’ll show a dropdown Menu. Next using the download button in the following image download the .zip file in your local machine. Now scroll down to see the instruction to install the Magento Language Package.
Note: We’re installing the Magento Language Package in a Local environment using XAMPP. Here you can read more about setting XAMPP or installing Magento locally.
Following are the steps to follow to add a Magento Language package:
- Simply extract the Magento Language Package into a folder.
- Right after extracting create a new folder “i18n” in the following path:
- Next, follow the instructions and again create a new folder inside it:
- Now, once more create a new folder “de_DE”:
- Simply copy-paste everything from the downloaded and later extracted folder:
Magento Language package install – DashBoard
- First login your Dashboard using credentials in the local Environment.
- Now under “store>genarel>locale>locale” from the dropdown choose German.
- Next Click on to save the settings.
- Again using dash go to “system>cache management” and select all.
- Clicking on the will clear the cache.
Magento Language package install – CMD
- Simply open up CMD prompt as Administrator.
- Go to your root folder:
- Now run the following code:
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy de_DE
- Next, run the following code as per instruction in Github:
php bin/magento setup:upgrade
- Go to your root Magento Folder “C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\” and delete everything inside the folder “var”.
- Finally, run the following code using your CMD:
php bin/magento setup:di:compile
After finishing the compiling process go to the front end of your store and refresh the browser. If everything goes right you can see your store is completely turned in to German. Also, you can reverse to English by simply choosing English from the dashboard “store>genarel>locale>locale”. Either you can also use Multiple stores at the same time. Hope this helps to make your store multi-language friendly.