The default language of our all WordPress theme is English. But all themes are translatable for all. So you can build your site in any language with our themes. Let’s get started the translation steps. We’ll translate a text / string into Spanish language one of our theme with Poedit software. Here is the screenshot of example text:
Others theme translation is same as this one. Steps for you:
1. Set WordPress Language:
Two way to set WordPress language on your site.
a. Install WordPress in a specific language while setting up your site for the first time.
b. If your site already up and running in English, navigate to Settings > General and set your preferred language from Site Language drop-down. Don’t forget to save changes.
2. Download and Install Poedit:
Download and install Poedit software on your computer to start the process. Here is the download link for you: http://poedit.net/download. Open poedit on your computer.
3. Open your theme’s .pot file in Poedit:
Click on “Create new translation” option of Poedit software and select .pot file of your theme.
We added pool-services.pot of our pool services WordPress theme. You should be able to find it in “languages” folder within the theme folder.
4. Select a language:
Select your preferred language from Poedit software.
5. Perform the translations:
Now you can translate all texts of your theme. Go through every line of human-readable text and translate it to your preferred language. Just highlight each line one by one, and put the translation in the bottom left box of the Poedit interface.
6. Save translations in .po and .mo form:
When you save your new
.po file with Poedit, it’ll automatically generate an additional
.mo file and saves it in the same directory on your hard drive.
After saving the files, use any FTP client software to upload both files to the languages folder in your theme’s directory. Now your text/string are translated on your site.