I am new to magento but want to learn all ins and outs ;-)

I have downloaded version 1.9 and installed it on my vps (so i did not use the downloader file as that is 1.7 and no demo content)

I went through the installation and so far so good

During install i have set default country Netherlands etc.. as i am form the netherlands

So when viewing the store as is, i see dutch language used, but also some english (guess from pre-set cms pages as about us.

When i go to manage stores, i see 1 line

Website naam: Main Website (code base)
Winkel naam: Main Website Store (Wortelcategorie: Default Category)
Zie Winkel Naam: Default Store View (Code: default)

When i check online how to set up multi language i do not see the extra text between the brackets and only see this

Main Website      Main Website Store    Nederlands
Main Website      Main Website Store    English

How do i make sure i set this up correctly? Dutch is the default language and English is for now the only extra language

I hope someone can set me in the right direction as i can't find this in the manual

1 Answer 1


Step 1: Open your back-end Magento Connect and install this plugin for DUTCH Translation

Step 2: Grate now you have set up Dutch language pack.Bow Time to configure in backend. As you told that you have set Netherlands as default language then go to the System >> Configuration >> General tab.

Step 3: Now you can see Current Configuration Scope: in above left menu. just click on drop down and select Nederlands store. It will redirect to store view.

Step 4: now you can open Local Options Group Tab and select In Local Dutch (Netherlands).

Step 5: Just click on Save Config.

Step 6: now at front-end you can see your whole site will be translated in Dutch Language.

This are just simple steps when you can set the Language Local.

  • 1
    Why are you suggesting he install an extension for a language pack?! Why are the official magento locale packs/translations down?! Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 15:53
  • please check when you install the magento then app/locale have nl_NL folder ?
    – Keyul Shah
    Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 15:54
  • 1
    oh, I know how to install locale packs - wondering why magentocommerce.com/translations is down Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 15:56
  • may be they are improving them so
    – Keyul Shah
    Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 15:57
  • It is well-known that the default language translations are not up to snuff.
    – philwinkle
    Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 15:59

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.