How to Set Up Magento 2 Multi-Language Stores

How To Configure Different Languages for Magento 2 Websites

Setting up a multi-language store in Magento 2 might seem tricky, but it’s a great way to reach a wider audience and boost your sales.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to create a store that speaks your customers’ languages. Whether you’re expanding into new markets or just want to offer a better shopping experience, this setup will help you get there.

Let’s dive in and make your store multilingual!

How to Set Up a Magento Store with Multiple Languages

In this section, we’ll guide you through the essential steps to add multiple languages to your store.

Step 1: Download and install the needed language pack

The more languages you want to have on your Magento 2 website, the more language packs you need to install.

For example, if you want to add 2 more store views for Arabic and French, you will need to find 2 correlative language packs.

It’s worth noting that there are a lot of free language packs that you can download at ease from Github.

After downloading the language pack(s), copy it to your Magento directory.

Step 2: Create a new store view for that language

On the admin panel, click on STORES, select All Stores under Settings (STORES > All Stores)

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Click on the Create Store View button:

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Add detailed information for the new store view, including parent store (e.g.: Main Website Store), name (e.g.: Arabic, French, Japanese…), code (e.g.: Arabic), status (set to Enabled), sort order (e.g.: 0, 1, 2, 3…).

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Step 3: Set a locale for that store view

Click on STORES on the admin sidebar, select Configuration under Settings (STORES > Configuration)

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Select the Store View that we created in the second step:

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Select a correlative Locale for the store view:

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Sum Up

Setting up a Magento 2 multi-language store opens the doors to a global audience and enhances the shopping experience for your customers. By following these steps, you’ve made your store more accessible and appealing to people around the world.

Remember, keeping your translations accurate and your content culturally relevant is key to maintaining a strong connection with your international customers. Now, sit back and watch your business grow across borders.

Happy selling!

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