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Last updated by Riffaz 1 year, 8 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Riffaz.

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October 1, 2018 at 12:18 am #2776799

Hassan Saggaf

Tell us what you are trying to do?
My site currently is in English as default language and i want to make my Arabic language to be Default... So when someone will go to my site; it should show Arabic version as default..
How can i?

What is the link to your site?
hidden link

Awaiting Thanks.

October 1, 2018 at 5:28 pm #2778976

Hassan Saggaf

Hello.. any updates?...

October 2, 2018 at 5:46 am #2780367


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Colombo (GMT+05:30)

Hi Hassan,

Thank you for contacting WPML support.

I suggest you back up your site's database before doing the steps below to be on the safe side.

To change your default language:
- Go to WPML > Languages > Site Languages section
- Click on Change default language: hidden link
- Select the language you want to change it to and Save
- Go to WP Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks and just re-save your settings

Hope, this will help you.


October 2, 2018 at 9:54 am #2780953

Hassan Saggaf

Hello thanks for reply..

Ok i have done what you have gave procedures, but what about Setting > General >WordPress Address (URL) / Site Address (URL) ? do i have to add arabic link like: or just leave it?

Awaiting Thanks.

October 2, 2018 at 12:03 pm #2781310


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Colombo (GMT+05:30)


You can do that for SEO purpose if you want or leave it as it is.
If it is a new site you can leave it is as it is and then start to do SEO based on this.
It's really up to the users' choice.

Please note, if you do this you will be logged out automatically when you click save.
You can just login back using your usual username and password.