I've create a site in french language , now i wanna change the default language to English ,there is no possiblity from site settings , how can i do it ??


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You can't convert the base site from French to English, but you can enable the English language pack.

Go to Site Settings and click on language Settings and click English and click OK. You will need to do this for every site in your collection you want to have available in other languages.

  • thanks but i wanna put english as a default language
    – ysfibm
    May 20, 2016 at 14:25
  • You can't. You would have to recreate the site in English, and then enable French as an additional language like I described. May 20, 2016 at 14:31

This article should help you: http://sharepointchick.com/archive/2008/04/29/changing-the-language-of-an-existing-sharepoint-site.aspx

  • Direct database modifications are not supported and not an option for SPO. May 20, 2016 at 14:35
  • Ah I didn't realise it was Sharepoint online. Sorry.
    – jahlive
    May 20, 2016 at 14:39
  • yeah it's online
    – ysfibm
    May 20, 2016 at 14:43
  • is there any other solution?
    – ysfibm
    May 23, 2016 at 9:47
  • a frayed knot: support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2883180
    – jahlive
    May 23, 2016 at 13:28

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