Languages for WordPress

A pack of 75 languages, ready for you to drop into WordPress or Multisite for quick core translation.

Version 3.5.1

  • Updated all language files to latest available at this time. Props AECNU (again) :D


February 11, 2013 - version 3.5.1
  • Updated all language files to latest available at this time. Props AECNU (again) :D

July 24, 2012 - version 3.4.1
  • Updated all language files to latest available at this time. Props AECNU
  • All mo/po files moved to single directory for easy moving to wp-content/languages folder
  • Note: In some cases language files may be done using a previous version of WordPress. We've provided the latest available copy from the repo as of the time of publishing.

June 3, 2012 - version 3.3.2
  • Added PO files

May 29, 2012 - version 3.3.2
  • Repackaged for download

May 18, 2012 - version 3.3.2
  • Updated to most recent translations available as of May 18, 2012

May 21, 2011 - version 3.1.2
  • Updated to most recent translations available as of May 19, 2011

April 29, 2009 - version 1

    Downloads 21,180

    Compatibility WordPress 4.1.1 Multisite 4.1.1

    Languages for WordPress is a pack of 75 language translations for WordPress.

    Incredible Timesaver

    Save a heap of time with this massive collection of WordPress translations. All you have to do is follow these instructions to install.

    Choose a default language and let your users select what language works best for there site.

    We’ve done a heap of work compiling this list and it comes complete with both .po and .mo files so you can edit and improve as needed.

    Select Languages at Signup

    Installing the Select Language on Signup plugin and give users the ability to select a language at signup.

    Add a language selection drop-down menu to your signup page

    Save countless hours translating WordPress with Languages for WordPress.

    This language pack is real easy to install over FTP, just upload them to the languages folder within your /wp-content/ folder and you’re all set ready to go.

    To install

    Firstly, this isn’t a plugin so no activation is required.

    1. Download the Languages for WordPress

    2. Unzip the downloaded files to a folder on your hard drive.


    3. Create a new languages folder on your hard drive and add all the .mo file to your languages folder.


    4.  Launch FileZilla or your FTP client – read more about using FTP and FTP clients here.

    5. Locate the languages folder on your computer.

    6. Open up your wp-content folder in your WordPress directory (located within your public_html folder).

    7. Select the new languages folder you created on your computer and drag it into your wp-content folder in your WordPress directory.


    Changing Language network wide

    1. Go to Settings in the Network Admin dashboard.


    2. Scroll down to Language Settings and select the default language.

    3. Click Save Changes.


    Changing language on a per site basis

    Users can override the default network language settings and set their own preferred default language using Settings > General.

    1. Go to Setting > General in the site admin dashboard.

    2. Select the default language under site language.

    3. Click Save Changes


    Languages Include

    Here are just some of the languages included.

    • Arabic
    • Bulgarian
    • Bengali
    • Catalan
    • Czech
    • Welsh
    • Danish
    • German
    • Esperanto
    • Spanish
    • Persian
    • Finnish
    • Faroese
    • French
    • Hebrew
    • Croatian
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latvian
    • Malay
    • Dutch
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Albanian
    • Serbian
    • Swedish
    • Tamil
    • Thai
    • Ukrainian
    • Urdu
    • Uzbek
    • Vietnamese
    • Chinese