JSM's Easy User Locale Selector

Description

Add a user locale drop-down menu item in the WordPress admin back-end admin and front-end toolbar menus.

Perfect for anyone that needs to switch languages quickly and easily – allows logged-in users to change their preferred locale / language setting right from the toolbar menu (instead of having to update their WordPress user profile page).

The default WordPress behavior is to apply the user locale preference to the admin back-end only – this plugin extends the user locale / language preference to the front-end webpage as well.

There are no plugin settings – simply install and activate the plugin.

Do you use the Polylang plugin?

If the Polylang plugin is active, the user locale menu will automatically use the correct Polylang language URLs for the current webpage.

Screenshots

  • An example user locale language selector in the WordPress front-end toolbar menu.

Installation

Automated Install

  1. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  2. Select the Plugins menu item.
  3. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  4. In the Search box, enter the plugin name.
  5. Click the Search Plugins button.
  6. Click the Install Now link for the plugin.
  7. Click the Activate Plugin link.

Semi-Automated Install

  1. Download the plugin ZIP file.
  2. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  3. Select the Plugins menu item.
  4. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  5. Click on Upload link (just under the Install Plugins page title).
  6. Click the Browse… button.
  7. Navigate your local folders / directories and choose the ZIP file you downloaded previously.
  8. Click on the Install Now button.
  9. Click the Activate Plugin link.

Reviews

ستمبر 26, 2018
A simple but effective plugin. The convenience of a quick admin language switcher saves precious seconds. Thanks.
اگست 29, 2018
This is the plugin I was looking for and was hard to find. It enables to get the front language according to the language specified in user profile. Thanks again for this great plugin. I hope you will keep it updated.
اپریل 9, 2017
Hi, I think this plugin is really useful, stable and reliable. I've been recommending it in the BuddyPress forum and also now in my own translation helper plugin which I designed to work with this: [link removed] So excellent, 5 stars.
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Contributors & Developers

“JSM's Easy User Locale Selector” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“JSM's Easy User Locale Selector” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

Version Numbering

Version components: {major}.{minor}.{bugfix}[-{stage}.{level}]

  • {major} = Major structural code changes / re-writes or incompatible API changes.
  • {minor} = New functionality was added or improved in a backwards-compatible manner.
  • {bugfix} = Backwards-compatible bug fixes or small improvements.
  • {stage}.{level} = Pre-production release: dev < a (alpha) < b (beta) < rc (release candidate).

Repositories

Changelog / Release Notes

Version 2.2.0 (2021/11/26)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • None.
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • Removed the minimum WP version check.
  • Requires At Least
    • PHP v7.2.
    • WordPress v5.2.

Version 2.1.0 (2021/11/15)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • None.
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • Refactored the JSM_User_Locale->add_locale_toolbar() method.
  • Requires At Least
    • PHP v7.2.
    • WordPress v5.2.

Version 2.0.0 (2020/10/15)

Maintenance release.

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • Added a call to switch_to_locale() on the front-end.
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • None.
  • Requires At Least
    • PHP v7.0.
    • WordPress v5.2.