Translation in simple method:
1. there is folder in languages folder called EN – this is english. You need to duplicate this on your PC ( just a copy of this folder), rename this folder to Your language, eg: FR for french. Then open the messages.in.php file in notepad or better in Macromedia Dreamweaver and look at the phrases in the inverted commas “ “ - translate these phrases in your own language. Then upload this folder in your Hosting (languages folder).
2. Select this language from admin panel – onsite – NOW your site has 2 languages, showing 2 flags at frontend – EN and FR.
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