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As you all know, I have been doing WordPress plugins and supporting it for the past 6 years. These 6 years of my life, I have been through my polytechnic education, my national service as well as my university education.

I just graduated from university in December 2009 and have been looking for full-time jobs. I am offered a full-time job and will be starting work on 1st February 2010.

I regret to say that I am NOT ABLE to provide support for my plugins anymore due to my full-time job commitment. I will leave this forum open and let the community help one another.

However, I WILL still update my plugins whenever I can and you still can report bugs to me via email and I will try to fix it.

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Translating WordPress Plugins
« on: 04 January 2007, 15:16 »
This is a rough guide on how to translate WordPress Plugins using poEdit. I will use WP-Polls as the example here. We will translate it to French.

Step 1
Download poEdit From http://www.poedit.net/download.php

Step 2
Install poEdit

Step 3 (Step 3 ScreenShot)
Launch poEdit

Step 4 (Step 4 ScreenShot)
Go To 'File -> New catalog from POT file'

Step 5 (Step 5 ScreenShot)
Browse for the file 'wp-polls.pot' which is in your YOUR_WORDPRESS_FOLDER/wp-contents/plugin/wp-polls/
Click 'Open'

Step 6 (Step 6a ScreenShot | Step 6b ScreenShot)
Fill in the following details to the settings:
  • Project name and version: WP-Polls 2.13
  • Team: Fill in your own name
  • Team's email address: Fill in your own email address
  • Language: French
  • Country: FRANCE
  • Charset: utf-8
  • Source code charset: Leave it blank
  • Pural Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n != 1;
Click 'Ok'
Save it as wp-polls-fr_FR.po in YOUR_WORDPRESS_FOLDER/wp-contents/plugin/wp-polls/
Click 'Save'

Step 7 (Step 7 ScreenShot)
Type in the translated string in the small box located at the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
Translate the remaining strings.

Step 8 (Step 8 ScreenShot)
When you are done, click on the 'Save Catalog' button located on the top, it is the second button from the left.

Step 9
Upload wp-polls-fr_FR.po and wp-polls-fr_FR.mo to your site into YOUR_WORDPRESS_FOLDER/wp-contents/plugin/wp-polls/
Just a note, the wp-polls-fr_FR.mo is automatically generated by poEdit, you need the file in order for the translation to work.

Step 10
Make sure that WordPress is already in your own language or the plugin translation will not work.
« Last Edit: 23 November 2008, 10:31 by GaMerZ »

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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #1 on: 04 January 2007, 17:13 »
Shouldn't this be in the WP plugins category as a global announcement? Maybe? :)
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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #2 on: 04 January 2007, 17:32 »
Hmmm, I am thinking of making it a standalone tutorial when I have the time.

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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #3 on: 04 January 2007, 17:36 »
Well, can't you always just make a HTML file? I could do that if you want. :)
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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #4 on: 01 April 2007, 22:22 »
I can try and nothing, see my configs

define ('WPLANG', 'pt_BR'); // wp-config.php

wp-postratings-pt_BR.mo
wp-postratings-pt_BR.po

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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #5 on: 02 April 2007, 01:04 »
What is the file name for the mo/po file for your WordPress?

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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #6 on: 02 April 2007, 01:08 »
hm..
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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #7 on: 22 July 2007, 14:56 »
Hi GaMerZ 

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Make sure that WordPress is already in your own language or the plugin translation will not work.

Is there really no way to display a translation when the Wordpress Installation is in English?
I just made a nice french translation of UserOnline (with PoEdit), but I don't want a french Wordpress.
Because the french Wordpress is often corrupted.

So now, my translation is online, but the UserOnline plugin stays in english.
Do you have any idea?
Thanks!

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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #8 on: 22 July 2007, 15:15 »
nope not possible from what I know

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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #9 on: 26 July 2007, 10:09 »
It think it's possible: if a language file isn't present, wordpress uses the English 'translation'.  ;)
- change in the config the language code to (something like) fr_FR
- don't place the French translation in wp-includes/languages/
- place the translation of useronline in the useronline folder.

I think it works, but i'm not sure...  ::) ;D
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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #10 on: 26 July 2007, 14:12 »
good point there, but will it throws an error?

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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #11 on: 22 November 2007, 23:10 »
Probbably not ?
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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #13 on: 15 February 2008, 08:34 »
Free or Paid?

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« Reply #14 on: 15 February 2008, 20:56 »
heh...  Really good question..
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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #15 on: 16 February 2008, 06:49 »
No doubt you hope that's free services. Yes, it's free, but this should base on a very cooperation between us. Agent or parnter or something else..., How do you think, especially in Chinese market.

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« Reply #16 on: 16 February 2008, 13:06 »
Normally, I will leave the translation to my user instead of engaging someone to do it as my primary language is English.

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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #17 on: 19 February 2008, 01:43 »
I'm wondering but also, thinking, that this should move to a sperate topic and lock this one.
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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #18 on: 04 November 2008, 19:38 »
Hello to all, I have made the Italian translation of Vs. plugin wp-print your last update to the version No 2.31, I published an article on my blog to this page http://blog.nuke-evolution.it/2008/11/04/wp-print-plugin-wordpress-tradotto-in-italiano/
The download of the translation is available for registered users here http://www.nuke-evolution.it/modules.php?name=Downloads&op=getit&lid=170
Or the author can contact me, I will send the translation. Thank you and good job.

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Re: Translating WordPress Plugins
« Reply #19 on: 05 November 2008, 01:01 »
Thanks, I will contact you for the translation =)

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