I have Craft on local (Pro edition) that was installed with French as the system language. Is there a way to change to another language (English for example) for the control panel? I want to change the system language, not the content of my entries (localisation). image of cp


If you go to Settings->Locales in the control panel, you can add "English - en" as a new locale/language to Craft.

From there, you can can what language the Control Panel will display on a per user basis by going to the user's account and setting the "Preferring Language" setting.

As J. Baptiste pointed out, you can also set what the default Control Panel language should be for all users by setting the defaultCpLanguage config setting.

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  • thanks a lot. what i needed is "going to the user's account and setting the "Preferring Language" setting." compeleted the answer that i need :). – Abdelhafid AABID Apr 20 '17 at 11:09

You have to set 'defaultCpLanguage' => 'en', in craft/config/general.php https://craftcms.com/docs/config-settings#defaultCpLanguage

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  • i tryied your solution but still no change at all, it's still in french... – Abdelhafid AABID Apr 19 '17 at 10:19
  • Do you have "en" in Settings->Locales? – curious Apr 19 '17 at 10:29
  • no, do i add it manually ? – Abdelhafid AABID Apr 19 '17 at 10:40

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