Modify the interface language
To change the PrestaShop language, follow the steps below:
- Log in to the server console using SSH.
Modify the ownership of the PrestaShop directory:
$ sudo chown -R daemon:daemon installdir/apps/prestashop/htdocs/
Log in to the PrestaShop administration panel using your browser.
Navigate to the “International -> Localization” page and select a localization pack to import for your language.
Click “Import” to import the localization pack.
Once imported, navigate to the “International -> Localization” page and select the new language as the default language for your shop.
Alternatively, to add custom translations, navigate to the “International -> Translations” page, select the translation type as “Themes translations”, select the newly-installed language and click “Modify” to begin adding new translation strings or modifying existing ones.
Log in to the server console again using SSH.
Restore the original ownership of the PrestaShop directory:
$ sudo chown -R bitnami:daemon installdir/apps/prestashop/htdocs/