How to Change the default Language in Thelia

Step by Step tutorial on how to change the default Language on your Thelia website

Thelia is translated into 6 languages by default – English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Czech. This allows Thelia users to easily configure the language they would like to use. Also, there is the option to add additional languages if you do not find yours into the list of default ones.

 

To change the Language in Thelia, you need to complete these steps:

Step 1 Add new Language

To add a missing language that you wish to use for your Thelia website, you need to access the admin area first. Then, click on the Configuration tab at the top menu.

 

Access configuration menu in Thelia

 

Locate the System Parameters tab and then Languages & URLs.

 

Access languages feature in Thelia

 

Click on the plus-sign at the top-right corner of the new page to add a new language.

 

Add a new language in Thelia

 

Enter the following details:

 

  • Language Name: Enter the name of the new language.
  • ISO 639-1 Code: Enter the ISO code for the new language.
  • Language locale: Enter the new language locale.
  • Date Format: Enter the date format for the new language.
  • Time Format: Enter the time format for the new language.
  • Separator Decimal: Enter the decimal separator for the new language.
  • Decimal Places: Enter the amount of decimal places after the separator.

 

Once you are ready, scroll down and click on the Create This Language button.

 

Edit language details in Thelia

 

The new language is created and you can now start the translation of all system strings into it. To do so, you need to once again access the Configuration tab at the top menu. Locate the System Parameters section and then Translation.

 

Access translation feature in Thelia

 

Select your language, the items and the template that you wish to translate. You will notice a list of the strings and you will be able to put a translation into your own language.

 

Translate phrases for a new language in Thelia

 

When you are ready with the translation, simply click on the Save or Save and Close button to keep the changes.

 

Step 2 Change default Language

To change the default language on your Thelia website, you need to access the administrative area of your website and then navigate to the Configuration tab at the top menu.

 

Access configuration menu in Thelia

 

Locate the System Parameters tab and then Languages & URLs.

 

Access languages and URLs feature in Thelia

 

You will notice a list of all available languages on your website. Select that language by clicking on the button available in the Default section. This will enable the language globally on your website.

 

Change default language in Thelia