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WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it. In addition, you can now use your favourite web software in Australian English.


The download includes everything you need to have a fair dinkum Australian English installation of WordPress, you don’t need to change a thing, it’s all been done for you.

What’s Next?
With our famous 5-minute installation, setting up WordPress for the first time is simple. And should you run into any trouble along the way, our support forums are a great resource, where seasoned WordPress experts volunteer their time to help you get the most out of your blog.

Automatic Updates
With the introduction of Automatic Updates in WordPress 3.7 your site will automatically receive updated translations when they become available for WordPress Core, WordPress themes and the WordPress plugins, bbPress and BuddyPress.



Follow the instructions included in the downloads “Read Me” file.

If you already have WordPress installed and would like to use the Australian English (en_AU) locale follow the instructions to Manually Install Language Files from the WordPress codex.

To get each the files manually you need to click ‘Export’ for both the Portable Object Message Catalog (.po) and Machine Object Message Catalog (.mo) files from the dropdown menu at the bottom of each of the following pages and rename each file to the correct file name listed next to each link below:

The core WordPress translations need to be uploaded to \wp-content\languages, themes \wp-content\languages\themes and plugins to \wp-content\languages\bbpress & \wp-content\languages\buddypress respectively.

If you need translations for a different branch replace the /dev links above with an available version of the project eg. /wp/3.7.x/en-au/.

If needed you can also visit the releases archive if your looking for an older version.

WordPress is also available in British English, Canadian English, and US English.


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