How to Change Language Code in WordPress?

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that enables you to create a website or blog from scratch, or to improve an existing website. When you install WordPress, it automatically detects the language of your website, and sets up all the necessary files and settings to work in that language.

However, you may want to change the language of your website to a different language. This can be useful if you want to create a website in a different language, or if you want to make your website more accessible to international visitors.

To change the language of your WordPress website, you first need to locate the language files. WordPress installs language files in the wp-content/languages directory, for example wp-content/languages/en_US.

mo. These files contain the text strings that are used to display the website in the specified language.

Once you have located the language files, you need to change the language code in the file’s header. To do this, open the language file in a text editor, and locate the following line:

Replace the language code with the language code for the language you want to use on your website. For example, to use the Spanish language on your website, you would replace the language code en_US with es.

Once you have replaced the language code, you need to save the file and upload it to your website. To do this, upload the language file to the wp-content/languages directory, and replace the existing language file with it.

Finally, you need to update the meta data for your website. To do this, open the WordPress admin area, and click on the “Posts” tab.

Under the “Post Types” heading, click on the “Text” tab, and then tick the “Enable meta data” check box.

You should now be able to visit your website in the new language, and all the content and settings will be in the correct language. If you ever want to change the language of your website again, all you need to do is repeat the process of locating the language files, replacing the language code in the header, and updating the meta data.