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Using a dashboard in French on WordPress multilingual site

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Recently, one of our subscribers asked us if it was possible to continue using the French WordPress dashboard on a multilingual site. WordPress is now available in multiple languages ​​and is used by multiple people around the world in different languages. If you also want to keep French as the default language on your multilingual WordPress installation, then you've come to the right place.


Why use French as your default language for your multilingual WordPress blog?

WordPress is fully translated into several languages. However, if you have a multi-author, multilingual blog then the dashboard may become problematic for some of your users.

For better collaboration but above all for consistency, many owners of multilingual sites may want to keep their WordPress administration area in French while offering multilingual content.

This guide will also allow you to switch between languages ​​on your dashboard. Thus, you can migrate from one language to another according to your needs.

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How to store a single language on the dashboard of WordPress

The first thing to do is to install and activate the extension English WordPress Admin Plugin. After activating the plugin, it will add a language selector to the users bar.


Just hover your mouse over the language switcher, and it will display an option that will allow you to switch between the current language and the native one. This option gives you the possibility to switch the language of your dashboard from English to French.


It really is just that too. I must admit however that the compatibility with the installations in French is not always effective, because it must be admitted that the theme has mainly been designed for the installations in English.

Probably in an upcoming update, this plugin will also support French and several other languages.

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