Translating WordPress backend from English to Spanish

Somehow even though this should be a easy task I was unable to find out how can I switch language in WordPress to Spanish language when I have already installed solution in English. There just seemed to be too much info about it, mostly focusing on frontend. I assumed that it would be via Plugins but I could not find any suitable plugin for (if you know one please let me know). Also it seems that I cannot do this in user level (User James would have in English and user Juan in Spanish) it looks like language setting is a global setting. Probably you need WordPress-MU to do it in userlevel(?). Though, having languages in userlevel would be a nice feature as well as having ability to add new languages via plugins.
In any case. If you are struggling on the same issue as me, here is a short instructions how to switch WordPress from English to something else take a look  Manually Installing Language Files.

– Download .mo file for example Spanish language in here
– Drop it to /wp-content/languages/
– Modify wp-config.php
define (‘WPLANG’, ‘es_ES’);

Designing Web Interfaces Book – O'Reilly Webcast

I just saw a very interesting slideshow about Designing Web Interfaces by Bill Scott in SlideShare.  I suggest checking out if you are interested about GUI stuff.

Also you can see his whole presentation (1:24:33) on YouTube (Sound is not very good unfortunally). I have not yet watched whole presentation but it is on my calendar.


Microsoft UK training video's with David Brentt from Office

This was hilarious. :D Here are two faux training videos for Microsoft UK employees featuring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in their roles from the BBC version of The Office.

Part one


Part two


A quick lesson about the canonical tag/element

Ever wonder how can you be sure that search engines do understand what is real name of your page you want to index?

Now, you can simply add this <link> tag to specify your preferred version:

<link rel=”canonical” href=”″ />

Matt Cutts of Google introduces the canonical link element.


Blog post on Google webmaster blog:

Yahoo blog post:…



Google Help Center documentation:…

Joost de Valk: WordPress, Magento, and Drupal

VirtualBox 2.2 update loses network

I discovered today weird problem, not sure if it is related to my Windows XP setup or just a bug on VirtualBox but anyway I lost all network interfaces after updating from 2.1 version to 2.2 version. vbox_eps_cmyk2_ico
It is possible that the problem is in VMWare virtual network adapter because after I disabled VMWare virtual network adapters in Network Neighbourhood and re-run setup in repair mode it seemed to fix problem.
Anyway, Now I am happy VirtualBox user. I am still puzzled if I like it more than VMWare, maybe I do…

Update: as in 13th of April it seems that VirtualBox 2.2.0 build has many bugs. I recommend waiting bug fix patch for it before installing. Release 2.1 is much more stable. I recommend using it.

Daily Digest for 2009-03-03

twitter (feed #4) 9:05am Posted a tweet on Twitter.

New comment today on "AIG enters record books with $61.7 billion 4th-quarter loss"
delicious (feed #1) 9:17am Bookmarked a link on Delicious.

twitter (feed #4) 6:03pm Posted a tweet on Twitter.

watching Hancock on Boxee. check it out at
delicious (feed #1) 6:27am Bookmarked a link on Delicious.

Daily Digest for 2009-03-02

youtube (feed #5) 2:14pm Favorited a video on YouTube.

digg (feed #2) 2:28pm Dugg a link on Digg.

twitter (feed #4) 10:36pm Posted a tweet on Twitter.

Bottled Water Uses 2,000 Times More Energy Than Tap
twitter (feed #4) 10:36pm Posted a tweet on Twitter.

twitter (feed #4) 10:42pm Posted a tweet on Twitter.

Thinking about going Ubuntu Developer Summit… It’s in the town in May…
reddit (feed #3) 5:49am Found an interesting link on Reddit.