Using WordPress in Other Languages

In this workshop, we’ll share how to set up your WordPress site in another language. You will learn how to change the front-end and back-end (dashboard) language, different types of a multilingual site, and some of the common features of multilingual WordPress plugins.

Key sections

  • 00:40 – Setting Your Site’s Interface Language
  • 03:03 – Different Types of Multilingual Site
  • 03:43 – Choosing a Multiliste Plugin
  • 07:16 – Polylang Plugin
  • 11:59 – TranslatePress Plugin

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how to use WordPress frontend and backend in a different language
  • Get familiar with the types and characteristics of multilingual sites
  • Learn how to choose a multilingual plugin
  • Learn the basics steps of translating a website using Polylang and TranslatePress plugins
  • Length 15 mins
  • Topic Translation, UI
  • Language English
  • Captions English

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Naoko Takano
I am a localization project manager at Automattic. I have been involved in the Japanese WordPress community to help around translation, documentation, WordCamps & Meetups. WordPress 日本語翻訳についての情報をお探しの方はこちらをご覧ください。 Polyglots Team global mentor / Japanese Team Locale Manager & General Translation Editor (GTE) / WordCamp Asia 2020-2021 Global Lead
I am a Community Wrangler sponsored by Automattic and based in the New York area. I spend most of my time contributing to the Polyglots, Community, and Training teams. My WordPress journey began about 10 years ago, when I started my blog while working as a freelance writer. In my offline life, I love travel, coffee, dogs, and learning languages (ping me in français, italiano, português, o español – I love any chance to practice!)