Language Files

tumblr_mvyxfkaRb41st5lhmo1_1280A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. These files are called template files. A Theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software. Themes may include customized template files, image files (*.jpg*.gif), style sheets (*.css), custom Pages, as well as any necessary code files (*.php). For an introduction to template files, see Stepping Into Templates.

If you want to use WordPress in another language, you can do the following.

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  • Check below to see what is already available in your language.
  • Read Installing WordPress in Your Language to learn how to install files that will transform WordPress so it displays in your language.
  • If your language is not listed below, you can check out the WordPress Language File Repository (see this article on the Repository for more information).
  • There is a list of localization teams and localization teams currently forming, which you can check to see if a translation is in progress.
  • If your language is neither listed on this page nor available in the Repository, or if the available translation needs improvement, you can choose to help! See Translating WordPress and I18n for WordPress Developers for more information.
  • There are a variety of WordPress Plugins which you can choose from if you would like to create bilingual posts, change languages between posts or do translations. For more information, see the Plugin Directory at Official WordPress Plugin Directory or atWordPress Plugin Database.
  • If you want the admin interface to use and download the WordPress translation files available at, then you could consider using wp-native-dashboard.

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