Do you want to translate a WordPress plugin into your language? Many WordPress plugins are fully translated and can be easily translated by anyone. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to easily translate a WordPress plugin into your language (without knowing any code).
Why and when should you translate a WordPress extension
WordPress itself is available in many languages and can be translated into other languages. As a user, you can use WordPress in your own language, and you can even build multilingual websites using plugins.
Most of the best WordPress plugins are also translatable. You can help extension authors by contributing with translations into other languages. It will also help thousands of other WordPress users.
Notes: If you are interested in translating one of our extensions like WPForms and MonsterInsights, we will be happy to offer you a free license of our Pro version in exchange. Simply contact us through our contact form to get started.
That being said, let's take a look at how to easily translate WordPress plugins to your language.
1 Method: Help translate a WordPress extension into your language
This method is the easiest and highly recommended because it not only helps you use the extension in your language, but it also helps other users to automatically use the extension in their language.
WordPress.org is currently hosting a web-based translation tool that allows anyone to contribute translations for WordPress extensions hosted on WordPress.org.
When you visit an extension page, you will see a notification asking for your help to translate the extension into your language.
You will be asked to select your language and then you can start contributing.
2 Method: Translate a WordPress Extension for Your Own Website
This method allows you to translate a WordPress plugin for your own use. You will translate the extension in your WordPress admin area, and your translations will take effect immediately on your website.
The first thing to do is to install and activate the Loco Translate extension. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
When activating, you must consult the page Loco Translate »Extension to start translating your extensions.
You will see a list of all extensions currently installed on your website. You must click on the extension you want to translate.
On the next screen, you will see a list of languages available for the extension along with the translation progress status for each language.
If the language you want to translate is listed here, then you have to click on it. Otherwise, you can click on the 'New Language' button at the top.
On the new language page, you must first choose your language. You have two options available. The first option is the WordPress language. This option will automatically start using this language file if a user sets the WordPress admin area to that language. The second option is to use custom language.
Then you need to choose the location where you want to store the translation files. By default, Loco Translate recommends that you save the translation file in its own folder. You can change this to save the translation files in WordPress languages or in the extension languages folder.
Once you have configured your settings, click the Start Translation button to continue.
Translating an extension is really simple. You will see the source text and below you will see the translation field.
Simply enter your translation for the source string and select the next string to translate.
Don't forget to click on the Save button to save your progress.
3 method. Translate a WordPress plugin into your computer
For this method, we have written a complete full tutorial on, which you can consult.
That's it for this tutorial, I hope it will allow you to translate your WordPress themes and plugins correctly.