Although WordPress displays in U.S. English (en_US) by default, the software has the built-in capability to be used in any language. The WordPress community has already translated WordPress into many languages, and there are themes, translation files and support available in many other languages. It is also possible to create a multilingual blog with the help of Plugins.
If you want to use WordPress in another language, you can do the following:
- Check this page 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, 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 http://i18n.svn.wordpress.org/, then you could consider using wp-native-dashboard.
List of localizations
The list of localizations that was previously here was out of date and has been removed. The list will live here soon. For now, go here