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When you first install WordPress the Admin Dashboard will be in English by default. You have the ability to easily change this language setting from your Admin Dashboard. In this tutorial we will show you how to change your Dashboard Language in WordPress. This will allow you to navigate the WordPress admin section in your native language.

Changing your WordPress Language

  1. Log in to the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click Settings in the navigation menu, then click the General link.
  3. Click the drop-down menu next to Site Language, and choose your preferred language.
  4. Click the Save Changes button. You will then see the website displayed in the language you selected. Here are some example:


Congratulation, now you know how to change your Dashboard Language in WordPress!

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n/a Points
2018-01-16 4:42 am

Great !

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




10,285 Points
2018-01-16 9:47 am
Thank you for the feedback. We're glad this helped!
n/a Points
2017-08-03 5:24 am

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

n/a Points
2017-10-19 1:46 pm

Thank you! That's what I was searching for!

n/a Points
2017-07-01 7:36 am

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. 

n/a Points
2017-04-10 11:21 am

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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