Admin Language Per User

Switch your backend administration panel in any installed language per user basis.

Author:unclego (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0.1
WordPress version tested:5.4.12
Plugin version:1.0.12
Added to WordPress repository:13-02-2016
Last updated:08-04-2020
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:49 210
Active installs:8 000+
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Lets you have your backend administration panel in english or any installed language, even if the rest of your blog is translated into another language. Language preferences can be set per user basis in user profile screen.

Tested on MultiSite.

Deals with frontend ajax requests

After release of WordPress 4.7 this plugin is a bit obsolete.

In WordPress 4.7 users are able to select their preferred locale (language) when editing their profile. Plugin add exact same functionality to pre 4.7 WordPress.

I still maintain it for people with outdated WordPress sites. And the plugin is still usefull for sites with outdated plugins that not obey get_user_locale().
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