How To Add A Language To OpenCart?

By default OpenCart is installed in English and if you want to use it in any other language you should install a language pack for it.

You can search for both free and paid ones in the official OpenCart marketplace which is available here.

In this tutorial we will show you how to install a new language pack on your application. Please note that there might be slight differences in the installation procedure between different packages. However there is usually a readme file containing instructions.

NOTE: It is always important to download language pack designed for the exact version of OpenCart that you are using. If the version is not the same it might be incompatible and you will not be able to install it.

We will now show you how to install the language pack.

First you need to download it on your local computer and extract the archive. Inside the folder you should be able to see the installation instructions and the package files.

Next you need to upload the files in the corresponding folders of your OpenCart application.

Now you should access the following URL via your web browser:

http://yourdomainname.com/install/install_language.php

In our case this concludes the installation.

Once the language pack is installed the visitors of your store will see a drop-down menu from where they can select the preferred language: