How to Translate weDevs Theme and Plugin to Your Own Language

Good news to all the weDevs themes and plugin users from around the world. You can now participate in weDevs translation project and localize our themes and plugins in your language! Nothing is better for your audience than greeting with their own language when they visit your site!

Contributing to translate weDevs themes and plugins is fairly straightforward. Follow the steps described below for translating weDevs themes and plugins.

Step 1: Register

To start translating, you will first need to register. Go to https://wedevs.com and click on the Sign In button.

You will see a sign in form. Simply click on the Signup Now link under the login button.

You will the Sign Up form. Fill up the form properly. We will send you an activation email for confirmation. Activate your account and you are good to go.

As soon as you're done, you'll be redirected to the login window. Use the username and password you created your account with to log in.

Step 2: Choose your theme/plugin

Now, visit the following link – https://wedevs.com/glotpress/projects/

At this moment. you can choose our Dokan theme, WP Project Manager Pro plugin, and WP User Frontend Pro plugin to translate. Click whichever you want to start translating.

For the purpose of this article, we're going to choose Dokan. So, click on the Dokan Pro Starter Package link.

Step 3: Select a Language

When you choose a theme/plugin, on the next page you'll see a list of available languages you can translate the plugin to. Choose your language from this list.

 

Step 4: Select a String and Translate

After selecting your language, you will see a list of strings that can be translated. If a translation of a string is already available, it will show up next to the string. You can modify or update it if you think there's a better translation.

If a string is empty, you'll be able to double-click on it and type in a translation for that string.

Click Suggest new translation when you're done.

So what are you waiting for? Start translating weDevs themes and plugins in your language! Get started here.

Download Translation File

Let's say a translation file for a selected language is ready. (You can the percentage of translation completed in Step 3 when you choose the language.) Now you want to activate the new language in your site. How do you do that?

It's fairly simple and straightforward as well. To demonstrate this, we're just going to use Dokan translations.  If you go to the link, you'll see only German language is 100% completed at the time of this writing. Let's say you want to show your site in German. To do that, click German from the list of language.

On the next page, you'll see a list of all the strings. Since Dokan is translated into German completely, so you now need to export the translation file. To do that, scroll to the bottom of the page.

You'll see the Export link. But you will need to download two files from there. First, select only matching the filter from the first drop-down menu next to the “Export” link. Then select “Portable Object Message Catalog (.po)” as shown in the image below. Then click Export. A .po file will be downloaded to your computer.

Next, select “Machine Object Message Catalog (.mo)” from the drop-down menu and click Export again. Make sure the first drop-down is still set to “only matching the filter”. Refer to the screenshot below.

export

Now that you've saved both .po and .mo file, you will now need to upload them to your web server.
The .mo file must be renamed in this format: pluginname-languagecode_countrycode.mo

For example dokan-bn_BD.mo or dokan-de_DE.mo or wpuf-en_US.mo

Change WordPress Language

This step requires an FTP access to your web server. First, you will have to upload the .pot and .mo file you just downloaded. Here are the paths where you should upload the pot file.

  • Dokan Theme: /wp-content/themes/dokan/languages
  • Dokan Plugin: /wp-content/plugins/dokan/languages
  • WP Project Manager Pro: /wp-content/plugins/wedevs-project-manager/languages
  • WP User Frontend Pro: /wp-content/plugins/wp-user-frontend/languages

Warning: If you place the file in the languages folder of the plugin as mentioned above, the file might get lost if you update the plugin. So, we alternatively suggest to put them inside wp-content/languages/plugins
After you've uploaded the language files (.po and .mo are the language files), you will need to change the site language from wp-admin → Settings → General. At the bottom of this page, you will find a drop down menu to change the site language.

Site Language Changing option in WordPress admin panel
Site Language Changing option in WordPress admin panel

Now you should see the translated theme/plugin in your language! If you've got questions, feel free to ask in the Support forum.

Conclusion

If you are familiar with translating WordPress themes and plugins via Poedit or translating plugins like qTranslate or Transposh you might be wondering that why we have shown the process like this!

We have shown you the tutorial with our online translator because it seemed easy to us rather installing complicated plugins and configuring them or downloading a software and using that. And moreover we already have a complete translation of our products in 10+ language, so you can download the translation and use from our site. It will save you time. And if your translation is not listed on our site, you can request to create that via our contact form and translate online. This will help other people speaking your language. And as a token of appreciation, you can get 30% discount from us.

35 Comments

  • Benedikt Laufer

    Benedikt Laufer

    The page http://translate.wedevs.com/ is not working. I’m trying to download the German translation of the Dokan plugin. Any help?

    • fab22

      fab22

      Ich weiss, ist 3 Jahre alt der Beitrag. Aber haben Sie eventuell eine Lösung gefunden? Wir haben ebenfalls DOKAN gekauft und bereuen es seit der ersten Minute!!!

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  • kevin

    kevin

    hello, i am having a problem translating dokan lite to spanish from spain. i changed the name using es_ES.po and es_ES.mo , the same as i used for translating woocommerce. I upload those files to both directions you said in the instructions but it didn´t work. Also i changed the name of the files to dokan-lite-es_ES.po and dokan-lite-es_ES.mo and it neither worked. COuld you please tell me if i am doing something worng

  • Michael

    Michael

    Hello someone translate to RTL? Thanks!

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Kevin,

    I apologize for not providing clear instructions. The plugin file name should be “dokan-es_ES.mo

    If that does not work, please use our contact form for more assistance.

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Michael,

    Are you having any issues with RTL language or translation? Some of our customers are using our plugins in Arabic without any issues. Please use our contact form with your issue details, a support staff will assist you within 12 hours 🙂

  • Michael

    Michael

    Thank you Sekander Badsha! I want to be sure that there is no problem with RTL ( Arabic or Hebrew ) before I am purchasing the product.

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Yes, we have RTL compatibility built in and also we have Arabic translation available for the theme
    http://translate.wedevs.com/projects/dokan and plugin http://translate.wedevs.com/projects/dokan-plugin

  • Marcel

    Marcel

    Hi there,

    Just translate the WP Project Manager PRO into Dutch.

    Please approve the translate ( and send me a discount for an add-on :p )

    Best Regards,
    Marcel

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Marcel,

    Thank you for translating the plugin. I have approved your translations and updated the language file to the current version.
    As there is some new strings, the translation is not 100% complete.

    The discount coupon has been delivered to your email. Please check your inbox.

  • Marcel

    Marcel

    Hi Sekander,

    Translation of WP Project Manager / Sub Task / Time Tracker complete.

    Best Regards,
    Marcel

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Approved!

  • Jhon

    Jhon

    Hola, he seguido las instrucciones pero aun así no se puede realizar la traducción. Mi idioma es el espñaol, gracias!!

  • yousef

    yousef

    hello there ..
    thanks for the great plug in !
    I have a problem with the translation. yesterday it was working.
    today its not.
    i tried to delete it and install it again but it still not working.
    the language is arabic

    thank you

  • Javier Barriga

    Javier Barriga

    Hello, the files are not available in the language directory of the plugin and also the translation website is not working. Please give us a specific location of the translated files. I need the spanish translation for DOKAN. Do you have it??

    • Nayem

      Nayem

      Hello @javier,

      Our translation website is down due to a technical issue. You can easily translate the plugin through Po-edit or Locotranslate plugin. Just open the POT file from dokan-lite/languages and dokan-pro/languages folder. After translating the POT file through PO EDIT software just save the translation file with the correct file name.

      You can reply back to your support ticket. If you need further assistance 🙂

  • 真琴

    真琴

    hello, i am having a problem translating dokan lite and dokan pro to japanese from japan.

    dokan lite
    i changed the name using dokan-lite-ja_JP.po and dokan-lite-ja_JP.mo ,
    but it didn´t work.
    i changed the name using dokan-lite-ja.po and dokan-lite-ja.mo.
    it work.

    dokan pro
    Also i changed the name of the files to dokan-ja_JP.po and dokan-ja_JP.mo and it neither worked.

    I upload those files to both directions you said in the instructions but it didn´t work. Could you please tell me if i am doing something worng.

  • Bonnie

    Bonnie

    Hi,
    I’m From Mongolia. Mongolian language is not listed. In this case, what should I do?

  • admin165

    admin165

    There is a problem with RTL version of wedevs projects, the layout need several CSS modifications. can anyone help

    • Nayem

      Nayem

      Hello,

      You can create a ticket if you are having any CSS problem with the RTL language 🙂 Our support team will help you.

      Thanks!

  • admin227

    admin227

    Hi,

    I just translated Dokan Pro (not complete) to Mexico’s Spanish. Can you please approve the translation?

    Also, I’m seeing you give a discount code for this?

    • Nayem

      Nayem

      Hello @admin227,

      I have approved your translation- https://wedevs.com/glotpress/projects/dokan-pro/dokan-professional/es-mx/default/. Yes, we provide a discount but it is only applicable if any person translates the full plugin (dokan-lite and dokan-pro). However, if you can contact us (https://wedevs.com/contact) then our sales team will check what they can do for you 🙂

      Thanks!

      • admin227

        admin227

        Hi!
        In between, I completed the translation :)!!
        Hope it helps any Spanish user!!
        Best regards

        • admin227

          admin227

          Hi,

          Just downloaded the files and uploaded them… only some strings changed to Spanish.. is this because of Dokan Lite? Should I get Dokan Light is Spanish as well?

          Thanks

          • admin227

            admin227

            Hi!
            Any comments on this?
            Also, I found an error in one of the strings… how can I find it and correct it? Do I have to browse all the pages?
            Thanks

  • admin227

    admin227

    thanks

  • Naaimi

    Naaimi

    Bonjour,
    j’ai un probleme au niveau de traduction en englais et en arabe j’ai l’ai utilisé par le plugin WPML mais le probleme que j’ai rencontré c’est au niveau la mise en forme de dashboard probleme de CSS alors j’ai chercher sur des autres solutions, et apres avoir lire cet article je sais pas est ce que ça va marcher ou non surtout que j’ai pas compris est ce cette solution est ça va marcher au niveau de client qui ont utilise le dashboard ainsi je voulais plusieur langues non pas une seule langue.
    Merci pour votre collaboration
    Cordialement

    • Naaimi

      Naaimi

      Hi,
      I have a problem with the translation in English and Arabic I used it by the plugin WPML but the problem that I met is at the level of the dashboard formatting CSS problem then I have to look for other solutions, and after reading this article I do not know is it going to work or not especially that I did not understand is this solution is it will work at the level of client who used the dashboard so I wanted several languages not one language.
      thanks for your help
      cordially

  • Naaimi

    Naaimi

    Hello,
    I have a problem with the translation in English and Arabic I used it by the plugin WPML but the problem that I met is at the level of the dashboard formatting CSS problem then I have to look for other solutions, and after reading this article I do not know is it going to work or not especially that I did not understand is this solution is it will work at the level of client who used the dashboard so I wanted several languages not one language.
    thanks for your help
    cordially

  • moblab14

    moblab14

    Hello,
    I have a problem .
    Translation is not perfect. Some words apply, but some do not.
    Some words are still in english on my site.
    Why is not translated completely?

  • ablo.hounzandji

    ablo.hounzandji

    Hello,
    I can’t reach to the glotpress’ page. Is it normal? I want to participate into the french translation project.
    Thanks in advance for your reply.
    Ablo

  • ShmelRizov

    ShmelRizov

    Hi i have this plugin
    dokan-pro.zip
    What should the file be for translation into Russian?
    and where path does it stay?
    i tried a lot of ways from this instruction:
    https://wedevs.com/docs/dokan/common-questions/translate-dokan-plugin/
    of but they are dont work

  • ShmelRizov

    ShmelRizov

    I found way tro translate pro version to russian

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