Simple question, but can't seem to find anywhere online that explains it.

Using static content deploy, to generate the theme files like so:

bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

Obviously once the theme is deployed and in developer mode, i don't need to do this again, but...

This deploys to en_US but my store is running under en_GB , is there a default way to deploy to en_GB inside of my theme or anywhere in-particular? or do i have to pass this through each time i want to do a S:S:D

If anyone knows if it can or cannot be done, that'd be a big help.


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I've had a look into this myself in the past. It seems Magento sets the Default Language as a Constant inside the following class:


 * Default language value

It then references the constant when it prepares the deployable entities, inside private function prepareDeployableEntities($filesUtil).

So without going into too much detail, maybe you could write a preference for your own class and set the constant to en_GB.

See the following for some good instructions on how to set a preference in M2: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/extension-dev-guide/plugins.html

Your extensions etc/di.xml would looks something like below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
        <preference for="Magento\Deploy\Console\Command\DeployStaticContentCommand" type="Namespace\Module\Console\Command\DeployStaticContentCommand" />

Another option could be to redefine the argument for staticContentDeployCommand although I'm not too sure how this would work. Possibly just like below in your etc/di.xml:

<type name="Magento\Framework\Console\CommandListInterface">
        <argument name="commands" xsi:type="array">
            <item name="staticContentDeployCommand" xsi:type="object">Namespace\Module\Console\Command\DeployStaticContentCommand</item>

Hope this helps,


  • Massive help, exactly what i was looking for, thank you josh :)
    – andy jones
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 11:09
  • You're welcome Andy, glad i could help!
    – JoshCarter
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 12:18

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