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Create version of website in French?
March 19, 2015 - 1:24 pm
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I have followed the guides and created a magento website, how do I create a French version of it?

Do I create a new store or new store view?
I’ve heard about language packs for Magento, will I need a French one initially for the Magento basic translations? Where do I find them?

If someone can point me in the right direction that would be great :-)


March 22, 2015 - 6:18 pm
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Has anyone any ideas on this?

Paul Cartwright
West Midlands, UK

March 22, 2015 - 8:19 pm
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The French language pack is available on magento connect which is brilliant for setting up the transactional emails but not sure what else it translates. Its a free extension.

For the rest I would use Google translate to start with or if that isn’t accurate enough for you there are companies that professionally translate websites. I do not know of any but I’m sure a little bit of searching will bring plenty up.

You will need to set up an additional storeview call it French or français as a drop down box appears on the website so they can pick a language but not sure on how to name the box. Haven’t done it myself but that is the method I would start with or there might be a language pack extension which you could install which automatically brings the different languages on the frontend for the customers to pick.

Hope this helps


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March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for your views on this.

I will take a look on magento connect for the language packs and see what I can make out.

So you defiantly think a new ‘store view’ is the way to go, not a new ‘store’?



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