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  • I’m doing a new Arabic wordpress site. I downloaded the Arabic wordpress to do so but I’m facing a major problem. While being an Arab I am not at all comfortable with Arabic and RTL layout for the admin interface. Is it possible to keep the LTR English admin interface while making the client public side an RTL Arabic site?

    I would appreciate the help.

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  • I have the same problem, and still struggling to find a solution. There is a plugin called Admin in English that should fix the problem, but it didn’t work for me. I still have the admin layout RTL although all texts in English.

    ok I think I might have found a solution still testing it.

    I used the “Admin in English” plugin with the “RTL Tester” plugin and it seems to be working right. My site is under development so not sure about the effects on a working site.

    Didn’t work for me as well! The RTL Tester plugin gives a temporary test to check the site in either RTL or LTR. It doesn’t fix the problem for good.

    When I choose LTR, the text in admin panel aligns left, but it also aligns left the front-end page which is in my case RTL!

    Did you create your theme with Artisteer?

    You may use the English wordpress, while will make your admin panel work as LTR

    But in this case, you have to fix the tinymce editor so that when you write a new Arabic post, the text area will be RTL

    Here’s how you do it:

    1- Go to wp-includes/js/tinymce/themes/advanced/skins/wp_theme/

    2- Open content.css file

    3- Look for the line which has this: /* WordPress styles */

    Under it, you’ll find the body css code. Replace the BODY code ONLY with the following:

    body {
    font-family: Tahoma, “Times New Roman”, “Bitstream Charter”, Times, serif;
    font-size: 11pt;
    line-height: 19px;
    color: #333;
    margin: 10px;

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