How to set Default Language and Currency in Magento 1.9

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By default, Magento sets US dollar payment and English as the default currency and language for the web store.  However, not all the stores use US dollar as their payment currency. It is necessary for the shop owners to change the pre-configured language and currency. This Magento tutorial will show you how to set default language and currency for your Magento store.

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1. Set the Default Language

1. Login to the backend of your Magento store.

2. From the Admin dashboard, navigate to System > Manage Store.

Manage Store

3. Explore the Manage Store section, click on the Main Website Store link:

4. Explore the Edit Store section. Click Default Store View under Store Information section to see the drop-down menu and select the suitable language:

select the suitable language

5. The default language for the Magento store backend can also be changed. From the Admin dashboard, navigate to System > Configuration.

 Configuration

From the left-side menu, select General > GeneralLocale Options:

Locale Options

In the drop down menu of Locale, select the suitable local and the language of backend store can be automatically updated.

2. Set the Default Currency

1. Login to the backend of your Magento store.

2. From the Admin dashboard, navigate to System > Configuration.

Configuration

3. From the left side menu, select General > Currency Setup. Explore the Currency Options section:

Currency setup

  • Here, you can choose Base Currency as the default one, select the Default Display Currency as well as Allowed Currencies from the drop-down menus.
  • Click Save Config to finish.

That comes to the end of the tutorial. If you have any further questions on this topic, please comment below to let us know, visit our tutorial for beginner section for more.

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