Language Fallback


Starting with WordPress 4.3, you can use languages such as “Deutsch (Sie)” (formal German) in your WordPress installation. But if the themes or plugins you are using do not have a
translation file for this language, WordPress would use the default language, usually English, instead. With the help of this plugin, you can set a fallback for your chosen language.
Every time a translation file is loaded, the plugin will then load the fallback, if a translation for the originally chosen language was not found.

A list of all of my plugins can be found on the WordPress Plugin page on my blog


  • Screenshot of the settings page


Install the plugin as usual from the plugins page on your dashboard (by search or uploaded ZIP file) or upload it with FTP. You should than choose your fallback language in “Settings > General”.

એફએક્યુ (FAQ)

Does this plugin only work with formal German?

No. You can choose any fallback language that fits your original language. Think about fallbacks from “Spanish (Mexico)” to “Spanish”.

Do I need to manually install the fallback language?

No. The plugin will automatically download the fallback language if it is not already installed.


માર્ચ 10, 2023
Als Nutzer des WordPress Plugins “Language-Fallback” bin ich äußerst zufrieden mit der hervorragenden Unterstützung für mehrsprachige Websites. Die Funktion des Plugins, automatisch die Sprache einer Seite zu erkennen und eine entsprechende Fallback Sprache anzuzeigen, funktioniert einwandfrei und trägt dazu bei, dass Besucher aus verschiedenen Sprachregionen eine bessere Benutzererfahrung haben. Besonders beeindruckend finde ich, wie einfach das Plugin zu installieren und zu konfigurieren ist. Ich schätze auch die reibungslose Integration mit anderen WordPress-Plugins und -Themes. Es gab keinerlei Konflikte oder Probleme bei der Verwendung von Language-Fallback in Verbindung mit anderen Erweiterungen. Insgesamt kann ich das WordPress-Plugin Language-Fallback jedem empfehlen, der eine mehrsprachige Website betreibt oder betreiben möchte.
એપ્રિલ 7, 2020
Great tool for falling back to Spanish (Spain) from partially (or not at all) translated Spanish versions like Mexico, Colombia etc.
ફેબ્રુવારી 18, 2019
Best solution for me. Using “German_formal” and “German”…this plugin simply helps me out of missing translations.
સપ્ટેમ્બર 22, 2018
I didn’t realize that when wordpress is set to an altertative language variant such as german_formal that there is no fallback to german if a plugin does not have a complete translation to this variant. The functionality of this plugin should definitelty be included in WP core. Great work!
જૂન 15, 2018
Imprescindible en instalaciones para variedades del idioma Español, como Español de México.
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ફાળો આપનાર & ડેવલપર્સ

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ફાળો આપનારા

“Language Fallback” નું 15 ભાષામાં અનુવાદ કરવામાં આવ્યું છે. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

“Language Fallback” ને તમારી ભાષામાં અનુવાદ કરો.

વિકાસમાં રસ ધરાવો છો?

કોડ બ્રાઉઝ કરો, એસવીએન રીપોઝીટરીમાંથી ચેકઆઉટ કરો, અથવા આરએસએસ દ્વારા ડેવલપમેન્ટ લોગમાં સબ્સ્ક્રાઇબ કરો.



  • Implement a solution for “_load_textdomain_just_in_time” function not loading the fallback “.mo” files
  • Time invested for this release: 150min


  • Increment Tested up to
  • Time invested for this release: 10min


  • Remove the languages folder and prepare the plugin for automated deployments
  • Time invested for this release: 10min


  • Implementing the fallback locales as an array
  • Time invested for this release: 10min


  • Bumping version number
  • Time invested for this release: 2min


  • Small bugfix for the filter
  • Time invested for this release: 15min


  • Intitial release of the plugin
  • Time invested for this release: 200min