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I created this plugin because i wanted this feature (to set a specific locale for frontend) out of my themes. I’m assuming i’m not the only one who would preffer to have the backend en_US only, so here it is…

It’s not tested with other versions of wordpress except 3.4, but it should work without a problem at least from 3.0 onwards.

This plugin assumes you’re not using a translation plugin , so, if you have bilingual or multilimgual blogs, use with caution (and let me know … especially with qtranslate 🙂 ).

I’t not multisite tested/ready yet.



Install from wordpress interface.

Manual :

  1. Upload language-back.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Choose your locales for front-end and back-end in Settings > LanguageBack


How big is this, was this necessary ?

37 sloc; yes, at least for me

What’s with this name ?


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Locales can be chosen from a dropdown now

Initial version