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  • Sorry if the answer to this is already in a thread but could not find the right answer through my searches.

    All my admin functions, as well as some of the sight is in Spanish, and having stopped taking spanish in high school I am not very adept at it and need to change it back to english. Any help with be met with much glee and merriment.

    It seems it started when I tried to use the gengo plug in which automatically crashed the site, I then changed the file name and site went back up but with a few spanish terms leftover in the site itself, site is , now when I upgraded to 2.8.4 all the admin went to spanish. Thanks for any help.


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  • I suppose you could reupgrade to the English version of WP:

    Gengo is for displaying WP sites in multiple languages; what you want is for WP to be in English for admin. (Deactivate any language related plugins befroe you reupgrade.)
    That will get you the admin section in English. Any Spanish posts and pages that are in the database would remain, but would have to be edited.

    found a work around so posted it here

    find the content folder that has the languages, one of them, because mine was in spanish was (which I believe stands for ‘es’ spain and then ‘es’ for spanish or the spanish variant rather than mexico, etc. I then changed the name to and since I saw that wordpress will default back to English if there is an error, it did what it said and defaults back to english, prolly because it could not find the language file it was looking for. it will probably be on fire later tonight because of my hack job, but so far so good.

    Wooo .. this works GREAT !

    I have searched and searched for where I can change things back to English … and NADA!!

    Thanks for this quick tip!


    Or you can just edit your wp-config.php and replace existing line “define (‘WPLANG’, ‘es’);” to “define (‘WPLANG’, ”);”.

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