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you can do it after the install, if you have installed a single language site profile.

Most of us have created their personal starter site profile, I think. It has all settings for default language (inkl.language pack), and the modules, one never can miss, etc.

To export a site profile is easy with the site profile exporter module.

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1 hour ago, horst said:

Most of us have created their personal starter site profile, I think.

Thank you for the directions.  Exactly what I needed.

I just re-installed the multi language option.  Renamed the default language English (en) to Dutch (nl).  Installed a dutch language pack over the old English one.  Deleted the German and Finnish pre-installation and I installed French as the second language.  Before I forget: I changed the page names on the homepage too (in the settings tab).
Except for some minor translations issues that can be fixed, there is no sign of English anymore.

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On 13/03/2015 at 9:29 AM, horst said:

A bit OT, but if you can plan the languages hirarchy right from the start of a new site, you can do it this way:

  • enable languages support
     
  • set Title / Label of the default language to your desired none english native language, (e.g. 'Deutsch' (German))
     
  • drop in the none english language pack (for admin backend) into the default language, (e.g. german langpack)
     
  • add a new language to it and drop in a language pack for any none english language or simply don't drop in a language pack to get the english version (but not as the default one!)

As a nice sideeffect every new user in your system gets the native language per default without have it to select from the list.

So, yes, this is no solution if you once have set it up and need to switch the default language afterwards, but just want to note it.

Thanks horst. Couldn't work out how to do this, and was early enough in the process to re-start.

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Hi. It is middle of 2019 and I wonder if there any new solutions to change default language in PW? I use v.3.0.123 and tried the module from above with no luck.

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