Do you want to use WordPress in other languages? WordPress is fully translated into over 65 languages and can be used in your native language. In this article, we will show you how to install WordPress in other languages.
Since this is a complete step-by-step tutorial, you can use the navigation below to access the relevant section.
To make it easier for you, we've created a video tutorial on how to install WordPress in other languages that you can watch below.Subscribe to WPBeginner
However, if you just want to follow the text instructions, you can follow our step-by-step tutorial on how to install WordPress in other languages.
To start a blog, the first thing you will need is to get WordPress hosting.
We recommend using Bluehost. They are one of the largest WordPress hosting providers in the world. They are also an officially recommended WordPress hosting provider.
After signing up with a WordPress host, the next step is to install WordPress. We have a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to install WordPress correctly.
WordPress 4.0 came with new and improved internationalization support. Users can now choose a language for their WordPress website during installation.
This is particularly useful if you need installation instructions to be in your local language. However, if you did not select the language during the WordPress installation process, you can change it at any time in the WordPress settings.
WordPress makes it very easy to change the language of your website. Simply go to Settings "General in your WordPress dashboard, and scroll down to the bottom of the page. There you will see the option to select the language of the site.
While WordPress has translations for over 162 languages, you will only be able to see the languages that are fully translated (62).
If you don't see your language listed, it doesn't mean it isn't available or that you can't use it.
We will show you how to manually install language packs in WordPress.
WordPress uses a gettext system for translations (localization and internationalization). Volunteer users from all over the world use a .pot master template file to translate WordPress into their languages. This results in two files for each language. Portable object format file with extension .po and machine object file with extension .mo. You will need a .mo file for your language.
Go to the WordPress translation teams page to see if a WordPress translation is available for your language.
Next, click on the percentage value to see the status of the translation progress in your language and then click on the current version of WordPress.
You will now come to GlotPress, which is a web-based application used by the WordPress team to manage and translate WordPress projects.
Once there, you need to scroll down until you see the export section. From the dropdown menu, select Machine Object Message Catalog (.mo) and then click Export Link.
Repeat the above process and select Portable Object Message Catalog (.po) and then click the Export link.
After downloading and unzipping the language pack to your computer, you will need to connect to your website using an FTP client. Once connected, upload the language files to
/ wp-content / languages binder.
Once you have finished uploading the file, return to the WordPress admin area. Go to Settings »General page and scroll down to the site language option. Now you can select the language you just uploaded because it will appear in the installed languages.
Sometimes you may want to use WordPress in a different language while keeping the admin interface in English.
This is particularly useful if you have administrators who are not familiar with other languages installed or give you access to developers.
You will need to install and activate the English WordPress admin plugin. For more details, check out our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Upon activation, the plugin will add a language switcher to the WordPress admin bar. Each user can simply move the mouse to the language switcher and select the language of the administration interface.
For more detailed instructions, check out our guide on how to use the English WordPress admin on a multilingual site.
WordPress can be used in different languages, but creating content in multiple languages is not easy to manage by default.
Fortunately, there are several plugins that allow you to easily create and manage multilingual WordPress sites. These plugins allow you to create content in multiple languages and make it easy for your website visitors to switch languages.
We recommend using the WPML (WordPress Multi Language) plugin. Thousands of websites around the world use this paid plugin to create easy-to-use multilingual websites with WordPress.
Check out our guide on how to create a multilingual WordPress site with WPML for detailed instructions.
If you are looking for a free solution, you can check out the Polylang plugin. Take a look at our guide to creating a multilingual WordPress site with Polylang.
If you didn't find a translation available for WordPress in your language, maybe I can help create one.
WordPress is open source software completely powered by volunteers. View: Why is WordPress free and how does it make money?
This means that all the available translations you see right now are created by volunteer users from all over the world (just like you). Visit the Translating WordPress website to learn more about how you can contribute.
We hope this article has helped you to install WordPress in other languages. You may also want to take a look at our list of 24 Must Have WordPress Plugins for All Websites.
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