English (Canada)


WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

The Canadian English edition is virtually the same WordPress the world has come to love with a few additional language files to make your experience more Canadian.

The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

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The latest stable Canadian English release of WordPress is available in two formats from the links to your right.

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.

Download WordPress 4.3.1 .zip — 7.1 MB

Download .tar.gz — 6.5 MB

More download options


For help with installing or using WordPress, consult our documentation in your language.


To install this beautiful shiny new version from scratch visit the download section to the right on the homepage and grab a copy. Then follow the directions in the “Read Me” file.

If you already have WordPress installed (Pre 3.3), then you can use the automatic upgrade link to upgrade to the US English version of 3.3.

Once you have 3.3 then add the wp-contents/languages folder and its contents to your site, and in your wp-config.php file change wplang to en_CA. Also the version of Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven that is included in the download contains the Canadian English language files. That’s it, you’re done.

WordPress is also available in US English and British English.


Canadian English Theme Translations

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WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. The full description of the update can be read on the official post.

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After lots of work by many. WordPress 3.8 is out in Canadian English. Update your sites now! It will look amazing! You can also read the release notes here.

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