How to import localization packs and configure the basic localization settings in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6
In PrestaShop 1.5 and newer versions you can import localization packs for different countries. In this way PrestaShop will install the language of the particular country; it will automatically set some of the basic taxes used in that country, add the currency used in the country and import some other content. To do this, go to Localization menu>Localization sub-menu in the admin panel. From there you can also configure some other basic localization settings.
On the page that opens there are a few panels with options. In this article we'll briefly go over them. For screenshots and some more details check out the tutorial on how to import language packs and manage the localization settings in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6.
Import a Localization Pack
When you go to Localization menu>Localization sub-menu the top panel on the page is Import a Localization Pack. It contains settings with which you can import localization packs. From the drop-down menu select the country, then use the checkboxes listed under Content to import to select the content that you want to be imported. Leave the option Download pack data set to Yes. Then click on the Import button. Under the Localization menu in the admin panel there are respective sub-menus with which you can edit and manage the imported content, and you can manually add currencies, states, etc. For example, you can manage languages and translations from Localization>Translations and from Localization>Languages.
This panel contains options for the default language, country, currency and time zone of your shop. The default country is first set during the installation of the application. You can change these settings to anything you want, but note that if you change the currency you'll have to edit the prices of the existing products; they will not be converted automatically according to the new currency.
In this panel you can change the default store units that are used for weight, distance, volume and dimension (the same panel in PrestaShop 1.5 is labeled Localization). Abbreviations are used as values for the different units (e.g. lbs for pounds, kg for kilograms, etc.).
In this panel there are a couple of minor options for the locale of the server. They are for the language and country respectively. The values are in ISO formats.
For screenshots and more details read the tutorial on localization packs and settings in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6.