How to Find and Translate a Translation Ready WordPress Theme
WordPress is the most popular open source content management system in the world. It is used by hundreds of millions of users to create websites in many different languages. Recently, one of our users asked us how they can translate a WordPress theme into their local language. WordPress itself is available in many languages, and there are also numerous WordPress themes and plugins that have translations for multiple languages. Most of the time, these translations are done by users like yourself. Most WordPress themes and plugin authors welcome community users to help translate their work into other languages. In this article we will show you how to find and translate a translation ready WordPress theme.
A Guide to or How to Translate a WordPress Theme
All you have to do is to head online and search through the various WordPress themes and if it is listed u under “translation ready”, then all you need to do is to install the theme on your website and in a matter of moments; you should have a translation ready site. But in case the theme you’d picked out is just plain and not “translation ready”, then all you need to do is to open up the zip fiolder of the theme in question and access the POT file. The POT file converts the content to PO file and you also need to download and install poedit, as this should help you edit the PO file generated. With Poedit, you should be able to translate your WordPress theme with ease and set your site up in your preferred native language. And this in turn should lead to increased customer engagement and better reach than before.
Guide to Translation-Ready WordPress Themes
On the technical level, if a WordPress theme has been localized using what is referred to as the “GNU gettext framework”, it is translation-ready. As the name suggests, translation-ready does NOT mean that the work has been done for you. There are far too many languages for our team to possibly implement on our themes.
Translate our WordPress themes to another language
1. In new WP 4.0 installs there is no need for defining WPLANG in wp-config.php file. You choose your language when you start installing WordPress. You can change language afterwords under Settings >> General >> Site language. Eventually there will be listed all the languages, now there is just English and language you chosed when installing.