CHL-Change HTML Lang


CHL-Change HTML Lang is a simple WordPress SEO plugin for changing HTML language attribute(language_attributes();) value in header.

Many of us use WordPress(Admin area UI) in the English version but write their content in another language. So by default WordPress uses English(en-US) language attribute for <?php language_attributes(); ?> used in header.php.
For example – If you write your content in Hindi language but use WordPress(Admin area UI) in English, your html language attribute must be hi or hi-IN for many reasons including SEO but WordPress echo html language attribute of installed locale version (en-US by default).
You can’t change HTML language attribute directly so I created this plugin(CHL-Change HTML Lang) that allows you to change HTML language attribute from the dashboard.
After activating this plugin simply visit Settings General and change HTML lang tag.


  • Navigate to Settings General for changing HTML lang=


  1. Go to your admin area and select Plugins Add New from the menu.
  2. Search for «CHL-Change HTML Lang».
  3. Click install.
  4. Click activate.
  5. Navigate to Settings General.

  6. OR Go to your admin area and select Plugins Add New from the menu. Upload the file

  7. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  8. Navigate to Settings General for changing HTML lang=

Preguntas frecuentes

Does this plugin support language_attributes(xhtml) ?

Simply NO. Next time.

I have lower version of WordPress installed than what this plugin requires?

You can use it without any errors.


26 de junio de 2021
Was searching for a method to just change the default html lang and not mess with other languages on the html, for a multi language site. On the same time, I wanted the main wordpess backend language to English, because changing it messed with some php variables. This plugin did exactly what I needed.
24 de agosto de 2019
Wonderful. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a million, Pratik, for making this plugin available to anyone in need of changing the language of posts without having to change the entire admin interface’s language. This option should be part of WordPress by default.
7 de noviembre de 2018 1 respuesta
Great plugin to change lang=»en_us» to lang=»en» on Wordpress
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Registro de cambios


  • tested up to WordPress 6.6


  • tested up to WordPress 6.3


  • fixed Yoast Seo schema inLanguage data


  • tested up to WordPress 6.0
  • fixed Yoast og locale tag issue


  • security fix


  • Tested up to WordPress 5.3


  • Tested up to 5.1.1


  • Add support for Yoast Open Graph tag (og:locale)


  • Bug Fix


  • Small bug fixes


  • Initial Release