1. I don’t think English will be surpassed as the most popular choice in our lifetime. It’s the defacto mutual language internationally, so anyone wanting to reach a global audience will typically default to using it.

  2. ..I still don’t understand why WordPress is not multi-language by default, instead they waste time to add ML to installation…

    1. Making it easier to run WordPress in another language is the first step of many.

  3. ich bin deutscher und lebe in argentinien + uruguay. fast alle unsere wp sites sind in spanisch oder/und deutsch. seit neuesten benutze ich WPML . nun spare ich zumindest die uebersetzungen fuer eine sprache.

  4. Many CMS are already multilingual. WordPress should add multilingual functionality by default.

  5. olaska

    What’s worse….. Cannot find WPLANG to change/add language in wp-config!!

    1. Olaska, WPLANG is no longer needed so it’s removed. You can change your site language under Settings >> General.

  6. I see only English (United States) and pl_PL (this language pack was present in 3.9.2 before upgrade to 4.0) options in language select. It looks like the language pack must be downloaded before trying to select this particular language… for example I’ve downloaded de_DE package and it showed in language select. Andrew Nacin wrote:

    “2. You should be able to choose/switch a language from the general settings screen, after which the language pack should be downloaded.” (http://make.wordpress.org/core/2014/07/02/internationalization-project-updates/).

    Am I missing something?

    1. I don’t think you are missing any steps. I haven’t fully tested but you need to manually download language packs for now as you did. And after that you can change your language.

      But it’s going to be in core, I think this is related ticket.


  7. Have you tried Bablic.com for translating WordPress?

    It’s a new localization startup I’m a part of which makes WordPress translation much easier than the plugins above.

    Basically, you just enter your URL on our homepage at https://www.bablic.com – then choose from machine or human translation to get started.

    You can then, in real-time, manually edit any of the elements you see (text, images, css/style) simply by right-clicking on them. Once you’re happy with the results, just click Save & Publish! That’s it, you’ll see a language selection widget appear on your WordPress site!

    You can download the WordPress plugin here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/bablic/

    Or just head straight to https://www.bablic.com and enter your WordPress URL to start translating it.

    We’ve been getting amazing feedback from WordPress users, would love to know your thoughts!

    Thanks for the great content once again!
    Laurent Sabbah

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