How to set default language for WordPress install¶
WordOps uses WP-Cli to install and perform other tasks on WordPress blogs.
The default language for new blogs is
en_US but it can be easily adapted to any other locale.
WP-Cli expects a configuration file to be placed on
~/.wp-cli/config.yml. We won't cover all its possibilities right now, only the configuration required to customize the localisation.
For example, in order to have WordPress in Brazilian Portuguese the
config.yml file would be:
core download: locale: pt_BR
There is a "caveat" one should be aware of: when a new version os WordPress is released it usually does not have translations for all possible locales. Setting up a configuration file like the suggestion above might lead to WP-Cli (thus WordOps) to behave inconsistently.
How to change locale of a blog already installed¶
In order to avoid such inconsistence, perhaps it's wiser to install WP in
en_US as usual, then later change its locale. The root user would do:
cd /var/www/example.com/htdocs wp language core install pt_BR --activate --allow-root