So, what about localization? “Although WordPress displays in U.S. English by default, the software has the built-in capability to be used in any language. The WordPress community has already translated WordPress into many languages, and there are Themes, translation files, and support available in many other languages.” – WordPress.org
WordPress in Your Language
To get WordPress in your own language, read this post from WordPress.org thoroughly and download any available localized WordPress that you want. There are 58 languages available for you. After that, simply upload all the files and you will find everything in the WordPress Dashboard panel is now in your own language.
If you still see English texts in your WordPress Dashboard, do a double-check and analysis. Open your
wp-config.php file in a text editor and search for:
define ('WPLANG', 'xx_YY');.
xx_YY is your language code, for example:
de_DE for German,
id_ID for Bahasa Indonesia, or
fr_FR for French. If you did not find that command there, you probably downloaded the wrong file.
If you did and you don’t want spend your valuable time re-uploading the whole package, read this post regarding manually installation of wordpress language files. For me, uploading a total of 4MB files is somewhat time-consuming. Why? Because there are only 3 files that needed to do the whole translation. (Shouldn’t I tell you this in the first place?) :) Read that post and search for .PO and .MO file for your local language and do manual installation.
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