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I would like to use the english interface for the back-end but I would like to set it to native language for an editor. I know WPML has this feature, but I don't want to install the unsupported WPML just for this reason.

What I am looking is a tiny plugin which gives a switchbox for the user profile page for setting the back-end language. Is there such a plugin?

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Have you seen http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-native-dashboard/?

I think it does exactly what you are asking.

Also 'interesting' is http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/in-their-language/ which attempts to set the locale automatically based n browser settings.

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WP Native Dashboard is GREAT! Just what I was looking for. Has 4 ways of setting language! – zsero Sep 21 '11 at 16:05

Starting with Wordpress 4.1 (maybe even earlier, I don't know) this functionality is built-in (no need for a plugin). Simply:

  1. Download the language pack of your choice from http://wpcentral.io/internationalization/
  2. extract the content into wp-content/languages (create the languages folder if it does not exist yet)
  3. Done!

Logon as the editor who needs a different language, and go to his/her profile and set the Admin Language.

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