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How to Change Joomla! Admin Language

How to change the admin language in Joomla! 4

First, login to your Joomla! 4 admin area. Next, go to System > Manage > Languages to open the list of installed languages for your site.

On this page, you will see all the available languages. On a default installation, you should only see English. To add more translations, click Install Languages.

You will now see a list of the available translations that your Joomla! app will get from the official Joomla! 4.x Extensions Directory. This means that those packages are safe and you can securely use them. Since Joomla! is an open source application, those translations are community driven. This means that you may see notices that they are incomplete and some of them might really be.

To install a desired language, click the Install button next to it’s name.

In a few seconds, the new language pack will be installed into your application.

To make it default go to System > Manage > Languages again and click on the button with a star icon next to the language you want to set to default.

How to change the admin language in Joomla! 3

To begin, first, login to your Joomla! 3.x admin area. Next, go to Extensions > Languages > Installed to open the list of installed languages for your site.

On this page, you will see all the available languages. On a default installation, you should only see English. To add more translations, press Install Language in the top left part of the page.

You will now see a list of the available translations that your Joomla! 3.x app will get from the official Joomla! 3.x Extensions Directory. This means that those packages are safe and you can securely use them. Since Joomla! 3.x is an open source application, those translations are community driven. This means that you may see notices that they are incomplete and some of them might really be.

To proceed, select a language (the search function is really handy here) and press Install. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will change the language for the admin area to Bulgarian.

In a few seconds, the new language pack will be installed into your application. Now, make it default for the part of the website you want to. In our case, we want to change the admin area language. Go to the Extensions > Languages > Installed tab again and click on the button with a star icon next to the language you want to set to default (in our case – Bulgarian).

That’s it, your Joomla! 3.x admin panel will now work in the newly installed and selected language.

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