This page allows you to add additional language(s) in order to internationalize the output generated by Zen Cart.
To add a new language, click on the new language button. A form will appear. Enter the information, then click on the insert button to add the new language. Click on the cancel button if you change your mind.
This is the name of the language, probably best as expressed in itself, e.g. Francais for French, Español for Spanish, Deutsch for German, etc.
This is the two-letter ISO 639 two-letter language code, e.g. en for English, fr for Francais, es for Español, etc. If you don’t know the code, you can find it on Wikipedia here.
This would be a small icon used to identify the language. This would most likely be a gif image of the typical flag for some country commonly associated with that language.
This directory is where the translated php source files for this language are contained. For example, the directory for the English language is located at
This is the order that the languages are to appear in. Lower numbers are shown higher on the screen.
Set as default
Check this box if this is the default language for this site.
When you finish entering data, click on the insert button to add the new language. Click on the cancel button to discard this form.
If you need to change the information about an existing language, click on the named language so that the right arrow appears in the Action column, then click on the edit button. The fields on the screen are the same for adding a language. When finished editing, click on the update button to save the changes, or click on cancel to discard them.
To remove a language, click on the named language so that the right arrow appears in the Action column, then click on the Delete button. If this is not the default language, you will be asked to confirm. Click on the delete button again to delete the language, or cancel if you do not wish to delete this language. If this is the default language, only the cancel button will appear, as you cannot delete the default language.
Installing a Language Pack
Once you have added a new language, you will need to get the language pack files that correspond to that language. Language packs may be found in the Zen Cart Downloads.
Language packs are structured to correspond to your cart folders, so you can just rename the admin folder if one exists and then upload all the files.
If you’re not familiar how to upload a Zen Cart mod, follow the instructions on how to install a plugin.
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