How can I install WP in Spanish on top of a current WP English installation? (3 posts)

  1. jsalcedo
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I currently have a WP installation (Up to date at 2.9.1), and already have some content in Spanish, theme, etc. in there...

    How can I install the WP in Spanish version without losing any of the content, theme, settings, etc?

    (I've been using WordPress for years, and only now noticed that there is a version in Spanish and my audience is all Spanish).

    Thanks in advance!


  2. flamenco
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No estoy seguro, pero tengos unos ideas... first, do a backup. :)

    You will need the language file. I believe the one you want is: es_ES.mo
    ... and it should be placed in this folder (which you may not have yet):

    To get the es_ES.mo file, it looks like it can be found in the download here for WP 2.9.1:

    Then you need to look at wp-config.php. You'll see a setting in there called WPLANG, which you can change from nothing (the English default) - I believe that it's "es_ES".

    That should work. There may still be plugins and other things still in English. Here are some more links that may help:


    Good luck,
    Ciao, Dave

  3. jsalcedo
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you, I think this worked!

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