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Change Default Language to be None-English | Walk Trough

When you start a new (single) language site and the default language shouldn't be English, you can change it this way:

Go to the modules core section:



Select the Language ones by the filter function:



We have four language related modules here, but for a single language site in none english,
we only need the base module, named "Languages Support". So go on and install it.



After that, you can leave it, ... 



... and switch to the newly created Language section under SETUP:



Select the default language



Enter your new language name or its Shortcut and save the page.
I will use DE for a single language site in german here as example:



Now I go to the ProcessWire online modules directory, down to the subsection for language packs and select
and download my desired (german) one: 









After downloading a lang pack as ZIP, I go back into my SETUP > LANGUAGES > default language page in admin,
select the downloaded lang pack ZIP and install it:








After the ZIP is uploaded, the files are extracted and installed, most of my screen is already in
the new default language. To get all fully switched, we save and leave that page, ...



... and completely logout from the admin.



Now, of course, we directly login back, ...


... and see, that now also the cached parts of the admin have switched to the new default language. 🙂



That was it for a single language site in none english.


If you want to have a multi language site, just add more languages to the SETUP > LANGUAGES section.

When using a multi language site, I think you also want to use multi language input fields, and maybe different page names for your language page pendents. If so, you need to go into MODULES > CORE > filter LANGUAGE and install what you need or want to use of it, (if not already done).

Thanks for reading and happy coding, 🙂


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Excellent work @horst. Thanks for obliging and doing this 😄


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8 hours ago, kongondo said:

Excellent work @horst. Thanks for obliging and doing this 😄


Thanks @kongondo,

You also have a not inconsiderable share on it. You encouraged me to improve a post that was to short with a much to vague description by giving me directly a list of improvements.
So thanks for your work on this! 😉

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