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Language Downloader


Allows for on-the-fly downloading of new translations using WordPress 4.0 Translation API improvements.


A special thanks to all who have contributed to development.

Code Contributions

  • Ryan Duff


  1. Upload contents of the directory to /wp-content/plugins/ (or use the automatic installer)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Visit Tools->Language Downloader and select a language to download.
  4. Once downloaded, you can switch to the language via Settings->General


This plugin is lacking!

Yup. It’s a quick plugin to add this functionality to WordPress. It is in active development and improvements are coming. I fully expect Core to offer something better than this directly in 4.1.


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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • First quasi-public release.