I currently have a multisite setup and I currently have two sites, one is English (default) and the other I want it to be French. Since I can't have a separate config file and separate language folders I need to be able for each language site to use their respective .po file for the front end user. English for the backend is fine for both sites.

How can I do this? I don't see anywhere in the settings the selection of the language. Is there a plugin? Can I just add a simple line of code? Please help me!


  • Have a look at the WPML plugin.
    – deflime
    Jul 6, 2014 at 19:04

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You have to install the language files first, probably from http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp.

Then you get a language selector in Settings/General, where you can choose the site language.

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