Ecommerce is popular all around the globe and it is not a secret that the majority of online stores have their customers in different countries, so the concept of multilingual shops is getting more and more relevant. It might seem difficult from the first glance, but the things are not that complicated when we talk about Magento and Browuse. Interested? Keep on reading.
Browuse ecommerce software – automatic language pack installation. So how does it work? When a new store is installed on Browuse, a user selects not only a website theme, but also a language of their store and the language of the admin panel. Basically, everything is done in one click, users do not need to look for module and install them manually.
If you want to have a multilingual store you need to understand Magneto hierarchy. When Magento is installed a new website, store and store view is created. A store view is typically used in order to present the same store in different languages. It replicates the structure of the main/default store (categories, pages, products etc.), but is shows them in different languages depending on the location of a visitor. The amount of store views is unlimited, so you can have as may variation of it as you need.
STORE VIEWS CREATING
In order to add a new store view follow: System => Configuration => Manage Stores =>Create Store View. You need to need to fill out the form that consists of the following fields:
name (name of the store: you need to use some distinctive feature of it in the name, it will be easier for you later, because store views can be easily mixed up);
code (it is not mentioned on the form, but code cannot contain spaces, so you need to use a hyphen ( _ ) to separate words);
status (it should be changed into enabled);
sort order (it is not a required field, but it shows the number of the store view displaying).
Now you need to submit content in different languages to every store view and your multi-lingual store is ready. Of course, there are may be cases when not all words are translated by the language pack, it can be easily changed manually with Browuse you have access to FTP files so it seems to be pretty much simple. In our next articles we will explain how to work with source files and how to modify them.
The support of multiple languages is becoming a vital need for modern businesses, but sometimes merchants think that this functionality should be developed from scratch and invest a lot of time and money into it. It is really so with the majority of ecommerce platforms, but not with Magento. Basically, you create three identical stores that live inside of the one.