How to change the DokuWiki admin language

Image of admin with English DokuWiki

When you initially install DokuWiki you can set it up for a particular language. In the event you want to change the language for the DokuWiki interface, you can change the configuration file code to allow a different language. The Image to the right shows what the administrator section looks like with English as the language. Changing the Language in DokuWiki requires you to edit the code of the conf/dokuwiki.php. Below are the steps to change the interface language of DokuWiki.

Changing the admin language

  1. Login into your cPanel. Go to the File Manager, select your DokuWiki installation directory and click Go.
  2. Edit the following file.
    conf/dokuwiki.php
  3. Code in Engish DokuWiki

    Find the following line in your conf/dokuwiki.php:

    $conf['lang'] = 'en'; //your language

    You should see the line in the file like the image to the right.


  4. Code changed to French DokuWiki

    Enter your language code in the $conf['lang'] = 'en';. For example, the French language will be the following:

    $conf['lang'] = 'fr';

    The image to the right shows the French language code.

    Save the changes.

    Image of DokuWiki admin in French

    Now your administrator section of your DokuWiki will have French as the language.

    Common language code list

    The following is a small list of codes for the language interface in DokuWiki. For a more comprehensive list of codes please see our Language code list for PHP programs.

    Small list of Language codes
    German
    de  
    Japanese
    ja
    Russian
    ru  
    Portuguese
    pt
    Swedish
    sv  
    Arabic
    ar
    Spanish
    es  
    Chinese (Taiwan)
    zh-tw
    French
    fr  
    Korean
    ko
    Italian
    it  
    Hebrew
    he

     

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