In My WordPress dashboard at update-core.php, it says:

An updated version of WordPress is available.

You can update to WordPress 5.3–en_GB automatically:

[Upgrade button]

(This localised version contains both the translation and various other localisation fixes. You can skip upgrading if you want to keep your current translation.)

You can update to WordPress 5.3–en_US automatically:

[Upgrade button]

Why does my WordPress installation show this localised version upgrade? and how can I turn it off?

  • Is this a problem? Nov 13, 2019 at 10:27
  • No, It's not a problem. I would say it is a very minor usability smell. We wanted to upgrade WordPress but we didn't know which Upgrade button to click. I wanted to make it easier next time, so I wanted to disable the localization so there is only one upgrade button. Now I know how. I posted the question to help others in the same situation in the future.
    – Tom
    Nov 14, 2019 at 17:43

1 Answer 1


In the General Settings page there is a "Site Language" option - if you select "English (United States)" and Save Changes, the localised version upgrade option will disappear. Selecting any other Language option will localise WordPress.

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