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Only Use Magento English Store, Disable German And French Magento Sites

I typically use Zen Cart however a client of mine requires Magento e-commerce software for a project I am working on for them. I will likely be writing a lot of articles regarding Magento in the future since it is a fairly complex piece of e-commerce software since I am new to this e-commerce software. The first article is about disabling other languages which in my case will include disabling the Magento French and German stores however the same concept would apply if you want to disable the English site and either the German or French site. Follow the directions below to remove the language drop down and only use one of the three initially installed Magento stores.

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Translator Plugin Pro: Translated Page Links Are Linking Back To Default Language

I have been using Angsuman’s Translator Plugin Pro to provide language translations on numerous WordPress blogs for a long time. Recently I noticed that when visiting translated pages the links contained within those translated pages were linking back to the default language which in my case is English. This makes trying to navigate through the site in a different language much more of a hassle.

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ZenCart Ecommerce Store Homepage Title Meta Tag Displaying HOME_PAGE_TITLE

When upgrading ZenCart it is easy to miss certain files during the merge process of the upgrade. There are numerous directories that are easy to look over but two directories to note include the includes/modules/YOUR_TEMPLATE/ and includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE directories. It is easy to overlook files that may have been modified in either of these locations. The HOME_PAGE_TITLE language tag would more than likely be from the includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE/meta_tags.php.

During the upgrade process the includes/languages/english/meta_tags.php file was probably replaced but if there have ever been any modifications based on template to the site then you need to look into your templates directory located in the languages folder.

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Install Spellcheck for Notepad++ on Windows

Notepad++ is an upgraded notepad application that provides a lot of functionality past the typical notepad application in Windows. Not only does it provide a tab system to view multiple files easily at the same time but it provides functionality to open and edit many more file types. To add spellcheck to Notepad++ you will need to download and install Aspell which you can complete by using the directions below.