Simple Admin Language Change


Have you ever struggled with setting up a theme or plugin because of bad localisation? Not corresponding to the manual or documentation? Googling for How to’s but your web has different locale and you don’t want to switch between them?

This simple and lightweight plugin allows you to set locale for admin area only (except General Options page) and keep it separate from your page locale. Simple and easy. Automatically set to English, but you can change it in the General Options page settings.

Applies only to administrator accounts.

Do you want help with the development? Join the Github!



  • Settings of Admin language in General Settings.



  1. Upload the plugin to your website or install via plugin management.
  2. Check whether the WooCommerce plugin is installed and active.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress administration
  4. (If you wish, go to the Settings and General to select different installed language instead of English)
  5. Done!


November 10, 2018
Just what I was looking for. My site is in RTL language and my control panel is now in English.
June 30, 2018
Great plugin, but it's not compatible with WPbakery Page Builder 🙁 When the plugin is activated, the PB buttons for editing are not visible. The frontend editor works from the page/post list, but the backend editor is alltogether disabled.
June 7, 2018
I'm trying to make my admin Chinese while the frontend of my site is all displayed in English. This plugin does exactly what I need. Highly recommended and thank you for the simply and great plugin.
May 17, 2018
I just downloaded the plugin and I must say it functions well - just what I was looking for. I appreciate your work, thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Admin Language Change” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0.2 (2018-02-25)

  • Fix: enable localization

1.0.1 (2018-02-18)

  • Fix: PHP 7 deprecated methods – compatibility (#1)

1.0.0 (2016-10-06)

  • Initial version