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How to Translate Thesis into Other Languages

Follow the steps below to translate Thesis into your language:

  1. Download the poEdit translation software, and install it on your local computer.

  2. Follow these instructions to generate your own .po file.

  3. In poEdit, open the thesis.po file.

  4. From the poEdit menu, select File → Save As, and change the file name to a new one which uses a format of ll_CC.po, where:

    • ll is the 2 letter code for your language, and

    • CC is the 2 letter code for your country.

    For example, for US English the file would be named en_US.po.

  5. Translate the strings in the new .po file.

  6. Save the file (ctrl-S). Poedit should generate a .mo file in the same directory as your original .po file (named in a similar fashion as in step 4).

  7. Using FTP, navigate to the /wp-content/thesis/ folder on your server, and create a new folder inside of it named languages.

  8. Upload the .mo file to the new /wp-content/thesis/languages folder you just created.

  9. Configure WordPress to use your language file, by editing wp-config.php to include this line replacing ll_CC with the appropriate language/country codes):

    define ('WPLANG', 'll_CC');
    

Important: Remember to maintain a backup copy of your .po and .mo files on your local computer, in the event that you update to a new version of Thesis. Due to the way automatic updates work in WordPress, you’ll need to upload your .mo file to the /lib/languages folder again after the update is complete.

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