Languages and localisation, dates

Translation of dates, months etc is done using the wordpress date_i18n function.   This is the same way that your posts date and time translations would be done.

This means that to achieve date localisation (translation) you should install the base wordpress translation files for each of the languages you wish to use.

The wp-native-dashboard plugin is useful to help you download these wordpress language files. Note

  • different languages store the latest files in different places!
  • the native dashboard works for your current version of WordPress. If the language file as not been updated, then it may not show up. An older version may still be fine for your purposes.

If you need an older version, go directly to


WP Native Dashboard in action – for a version of wp

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