Website Building » WooCommerce » Where Are the WooCommerce Language Files?

Where Are the WooCommerce Language Files?

Last updated on October 1, 2022 @ 5:50 pm

WooCommerce is a popular eCommerce platform for building online stores. It is based on WordPress, and as such, inherits a lot of its functionality.

One of the things that WordPress is known for is its ease of translation. WooCommerce follows suit in this regard, and provides language files that can be used to translate the frontend of a WooCommerce store.

So where are these language files located? By default, they can be found in the /wp-content/languages/ directory.

However, if you have installed WooCommerce in a different directory, then you will need to look in that directory for the language files. For example, if you have installed WooCommerce in the /wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/ directory, then the language files will be located in /wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/languages/.

It is also worth noting that WooCommerce will only use language files that are specific to it. So if you have a WordPress site with a different language file for each plugin, then WooCommerce will only use the language file located in /wp-content/languages/woocommerce/.

PRO TIP: If you are using a WordPress site with WooCommerce installed, you may be wondering where the WooCommerce language files are located. WooCommerce is a plugin for WordPress, and like all plugins, it has its own directory. The language files for WooCommerce are located in the “wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/languages” directory.

If you want to change the language of your WooCommerce store, then you can do so by editing the WPLANG constant in your wp-config.php file. For example, to use Danish as the default language, you would add the following line to your wp-config.php file:

define('WPLANG', 'da_DK');

Where Are The WooCommerce Language Files?

The default location for these files is inside the /wp-content/languages/ folder. If however you have installed WooCommerce into a different directory, then you will need to check that specific directory for these files.
More detailed instructions and examples are provided in the article above.

Morgan Bash

Morgan Bash

Technology enthusiast and Co-Founder of Women Coders SF.