Changing Your WordPress Dashboard Language

When you first install WordPress the Admin dashboard is in English, by default. However, you can easily change the language setting right from your Admin dashboard. Read on to learn more.

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Changing your WordPress Dashboard Language

  1. Log into the WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click Settings in the navigation menu, then click General.

    WordPress Settings

  3. Click the drop-down menu next to Site Language, and choose your preferred language.

    Site Language

  4. Click Save Changes. At this point you will see the website displayed in the language you selected. Here are some examples: Espanol:

    Change language to Espanol


    Change language to Tagalog

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9 thoughts on “Changing Your WordPress Dashboard Language

  1. Great !

    Thank you for the information. Especially admin-page language selection from “profile” section.




  2. You would like to change Administration Language.
    You may go to the options User. Select your profile page. Change Language option under Personal Options.

  3. Thanks, but that’s only a half stisfying solution. Because of faulty translation of a theme I’d like to switch to english for the dashboard language. But I want my site to remain an e.g. italian language website. 

  4. Only do this, if the language of you website should be the same like the admin language. Otherwise, search engines will crawl your website e.g. as Espanol, even if you website is in english

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