How to Add Language in osCommerce

Posted on January 5th, 2017

osCommerce is a lightweight eCommerce store management system. You can install it on any server containing PHP and MySQL. osCommerce powers thousands of stores on the internet. You can also create a store in osCommerce with InterServer web hosting. It is free to use with the GNU GPL license, it means that you can modify it according to your requirements.

As it is open-source, developers and web development companies can create modules for osCommerce that you can install to improve the functionality of your store. As it is very popular, web entrepreneurs all around the world use osCommerce to create an eCommerce store.

If you are running a local eCommerce store in a specific region, you can add a new language in your store to attract people who speak the local language. You can also use this feature if you want to expand your operations in different regions of the world. Language is very important to get the trust of the people living in the region you are targetting. Adding a new language in the osCommerce store is a simple process. You do not need any technical knowledge to install a new language in your osCommerce store.

Add Language in osCommerce

First of all, log in to the admin panel of your osCommerce store and click on the Localization -> Languages option from the left sidebar. It will redirect you to a page where you can manage languages on your store.


To add a new language, click on the New Language button given after the list of available languages.


Now, Enter the required information about your new language and specially set the directory of your new language.


After filling up the form, click on the Save button given at the bottom of the form to save changes.


So, this is how you can add a new language in osCommerce. It is an important feature you need if you want to create a local eCommerce store or to expand your current eCommerce store.

If you are facing any issues installing a new language in osCommerce, please let us know in the comment section.

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