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Last updated by Riffaz 1 year, 1 month ago.

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October 18, 2018 at 8:48 pm #2829627


Is it possible to change the default language within WPML » Languages without changing the language within the rest of the WordPress Admin?

I changed the default language for a Spanish multisite from English to Spanish, and now everything is in Spanish. I would prefer to keep everything in English so I can still navigate WordPress easily, while still having WPML set Spanish as the default language for pages.


October 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm #2831840


Languages: English (English )

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


Thanks for contacting support, I'll do my best to help you with this! ?

You can change your backend language from Users>Your Profile Language : hidden link

This select field will specify the language used for your backend. Please note that this will be only applied to your user.
If you want to browse your backend in a different language with a different user, you'll need to edit his profile to specify this.
Otherwise, the backend will be displayed in the language you used to install WordPress.

And for your front end language you can change / select it here : WPML > Languages > Site Languages > change default language : hidden link

Hope, this will help you.

Let me know the results please.