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Opened 2 months ago

Closed 2 months ago

#54391 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

WordPress mixing up continents. Showing this in Europe

Reported by: Kangarooo Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: critical Version:
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

WordPress mixing up continents. Showing this language in Europe. Some hackers?
https://imgur.com/a/dWT4rb6

Pages affected
https://wordpress.com/log-in
https://wordpress.org/support/
https://wordpress.com/support/security/

Change History (1)

#1 @swissspidy
2 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi there and welcome to WordPress Trac!

Many websites, including WordPress.org, use your IP address and other information sent by your browser to detect your location and language. They do this do show you messages à la "This site is also available in [your language]. [Switch language]".

According to your support post you're in Latvia, so it sounds like the country detection is simply not super accurate in your case, and thus potentially displaying an incorrect language.

That can happen though as there is never 100% accuracy with this kind of detection.

Certainly not the works of hackers :-)

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