How to Use Loco Translate Plugin for Theme Translation

Loco Translate is a WordPress plugin for translating themes and plugins. It generates a PO file from the POT file then compiles it to MO file on the fly as soon as you start to translate the theme or plugin.

How to Install Loco Translate

To install the plugin go to WordPress Admin Menu > Plugins > Add New menu and search for Loco Translate to filter out the plugins list and click on the Install button to install the plugin on your WordPress installation.

After the installation is finished you need to click on the Activate button to activate Loco Translate.

How to Translate theme strings using Loco Translate

Go to WordPress Admin Menu > Loco Translate > Themes to access the main translation page of the plugin.

Select “Ashton” in translation theme page and click on the New language link.

Select for example German from the dropdown menu then click on Start translating button.

Note: To keep the translation files safe after theme update, select Custom or System from Choose a Location option. If you are using a Child theme, only Custom or System option should be
Use the Filter box at the top of the page to search for your desired term. After you find the term click on it to select and it will be shown inside the Source Text box. Add the translation for that term on the English Translation box under the Source Text once you finished translating click on Save button.

How to Translate plugin strings using Loco Translate

Go to WordPress Admin Menu > Loco Translate > Plugins to access the main translation page of the plugin.

Select “Ashton Theme Elements for Elementor” in translation plugin page. Next click on the New language link.

Select for example English from the dropdown menu then click on Start translating button.

Note: To keep the translation files safe after theme update, select Custom or System from Choose a Location option. If you are using a Child theme, only Custom or System option should be

Use the Filter box at the top of the page to search for your desired term. After you find the term click on it to select and it will be shown inside the Source Text box. Add the translation for that term on the English Translation box under the Source Text once you finished translating click on Save button.


Change Site Language

If your WordPress is already installed in German language, skip this step.

In WordPress Admin Menu > Settings > General change the Site Language to Deutsch and Save Changes.

Translations stopped working after theme update?

If you notice some translations are not working as expected, click on Sync button on the translation edit screen. This option will sync the old translations with new translations.

Translation Basics

WordPress Translation Setting

For Pre-Wordpress 4.0 users please follow below steps

  1. Login to your FTP account and edit wp-config.php file.
  2. In wp-config.php file, look for WPLANG constant for example define(‘WPLANG’, ”);
  3. Define WPLANG constant by adding ISO language code of your desired language. For example if you want to add German language. Use this code define(‘WPLANG’, ‘de_DE.po’);

For WordPress 4.0 + users please follow below steps

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Settings > General Settings
  2. Make sure “Site Language” option is set to your desired language.

How to Use Loco Translate Plugin for Theme Translation

Loco Translate is a WordPress plugin for translating themes and plugins. It generates a PO file from the POT file then compiles it to MO file on the fly as soon as you start to translate the theme or plugin.

How to Install Loco Translate

To install the plugin go to WordPress Admin Menu > Plugins > Add New menu and search for Loco Translate to filter out the plugins list and click on the Install button to install the plugin on your WordPress installation.

After the installation is finished you need to click on the Activate button to activate Loco Translate.

How to Translate theme strings using Loco Translate

Go to WordPress Admin Menu > Loco Translate > Themes to access the main translation page of the plugin.

Select “Artale” in translation theme page and click on the New language link.

Select for example German from the dropdown menu then click on Start translating button.

Note: To keep the translation files safe after theme update, select Custom or System from Choose a Location option. If you are using a Child theme, only Custom or System option should be
Use the Filter box at the top of the page to search for your desired term. After you find the term click on it to select and it will be shown inside the Source Text box. Add the translation for that term on the English Translation box under the Source Text once you finished translating click on Save button.

How to Translate plugin strings using Loco Translate

Go to WordPress Admin Menu > Loco Translate > Plugins to access the main translation page of the plugin.

Select “Artale Theme Elements for Elementor” in translation plugin page. Next click on the New language link.

Select for example English from the dropdown menu then click on Start translating button.

Note: To keep the translation files safe after theme update, select Custom or System from Choose a Location option. If you are using a Child theme, only Custom or System option should be

Use the Filter box at the top of the page to search for your desired term. After you find the term click on it to select and it will be shown inside the Source Text box. Add the translation for that term on the English Translation box under the Source Text once you finished translating click on Save button.


Change Site Language

If your WordPress is already installed in German language, skip this step.

In WordPress Admin Menu > Settings > General change the Site Language to Deutsch and Save Changes.

Translations stopped working after theme update?

If you notice some translations are not working as expected, click on Sync button on the translation edit screen. This option will sync the old translations with new translations.

Translation Basics

WordPress Translation Setting

For Pre-Wordpress 4.0 users please follow below steps

  1. Login to your FTP account and edit wp-config.php file.
  2. In wp-config.php file, look for WPLANG constant for example define(‘WPLANG’, ”);
  3. Define WPLANG constant by adding ISO language code of your desired language. For example if you want to add German language. Use this code define(‘WPLANG’, ‘de_DE.po’);

For WordPress 4.0 + users please follow below steps

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Settings > General Settings
  2. Make sure “Site Language” option is set to your desired language.

How to Use Loco Translate Plugin for Theme Translation

Loco Translate is a WordPress plugin for translating themes and plugins. It generates a PO file from the POT file then compiles it to MO file on the fly as soon as you start to translate the theme or plugin.

How to Install Loco Translate

To install the plugin go to WordPress Admin Menu > Plugins > Add New menu and search for Loco Translate to filter out the plugins list and click on the Install button to install the plugin on your WordPress installation.

After the installation is finished you need to click on the Activate button to activate Loco Translate.

How to Translate theme strings using Loco Translate

Go to WordPress Admin Menu > Loco Translate > Themes to access the main translation page of the plugin.

Select “Grand Restaurant” in translation theme page and click on the New language link.

Select for example German from the dropdown menu then click on Start translating button.

Note: To keep the translation files safe after theme update, select Custom or System from Choose a Location option. If you are using a Child theme, only Custom or System option should be
Use the Filter box at the top of the page to search for your desired term. After you find the term click on it to select and it will be shown inside the Source Text box. Add the translation for that term on the German Translation box under the Source Text once you finished translating click on Save button.

How to Translate plugin strings using Loco Translate

Go to WordPress Admin Menu > Loco Translate > Plugins to access the main translation page of the plugin.

Select “Grand Restaurant Theme Elements for Elementor” in translation plugin page. Next click on the New language link.

Select for example German from the dropdown menu then click on Start translating button.

Note: To keep the translation files safe after theme update, select Custom or System from Choose a Location option. If you are using a Child theme, only Custom or System option should be

Use the Filter box at the top of the page to search for your desired term. After you find the term click on it to select and it will be shown inside the Source Text box. Add the translation for that term on the German Translation box under the Source Text once you finished translating click on Save button.


Change Site Language

If your WordPress is already installed in German language, skip this step.

In WordPress Admin Menu > Settings > General change the Site Language to Deutsch and Save Changes.

Translations stopped working after theme update?

If you notice some translations are not working as expected, click on Sync button on the translation edit screen. This option will sync the old translations with new translations.

Translation Basics

WordPress Translation Setting

For Pre-Wordpress 4.0 users please follow below steps

  1. Login to your FTP account and edit wp-config.php file.
  2. In wp-config.php file, look for WPLANG constant for example define(‘WPLANG’, ”);
  3. Define WPLANG constant by adding ISO language code of your desired language. For example if you want to add German language. Use this code define(‘WPLANG’, ‘de_DE.po’);

For WordPress 4.0 + users please follow below steps

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Settings > General Settings
  2. Make sure “Site Language” option is set to your desired language.

Storing Translation Files

Included Theme Translation File

By default storing inside theme folder. The theme language file is wp-content/themes/craftcoffee/languages/craftcoffee.pot you can create your translation file base on this one.

Storing Theme Translation Files

Place your theme translation files inside wp-content/languages/themes folder. If you don’t have the languages and themes folder, simply create the languages folder, and the themes folder inside it.

You must include the theme name, as well. For example, if the language files are in the Italian language, the file names would be craftcoffee-it_IT.mo and craftcoffee-it_IT.po.

Included Plugin Translation File

By default storing inside plugin folder. The plugin language file is wp-content/plugins/craftcoffee-elementor/languages/craftcoffee-elementor-en_US.pot you can create your translation file base on this one.

Storing Plugin Translation Files

Place your plugin translation files inside wp-content/languages/plugins folder. If you don’t have the languages and themes folder, simply create the languages folder, and the themes folder inside it.

You must include the plugin name, as well. For example, if the language files are in the Italian language, the file names would be craftcoffee-elementor-it_IT.mo and craftcoffee-elementor-it_IT.po.

How to Use Loco Translate Plugin for Theme Translation

Loco Translate is a WordPress plugin for translating themes and plugins. It generates a PO file from the POT file then compiles it to MO file on the fly as soon as you start to translate the theme or plugin.

How to Install Loco Translate

1. To install the plugin go to WordPress Admin Menu > Plugins > Add New menu and search for Loco Translate to filter out the plugins list and click on the Install button to install the plugin on your WordPress installation.

2. After the installation is finished you need to click on the Activate button to activate Loco Translate.

How to Translate theme strings using Loco Translate

1. Go to WordPress Admin Menu > Loco Translate > Themes to access the main translation page of the plugin.

2. Select “Craft” in translation theme page and click on the New language link.

3. Select for example German from the dropdown menu then click on Start translating button.

Note: To keep the translation files safe after theme update, select Custom or System from Choose a Location option. If you are using a Child theme, only Custom or System option should be
4. Use the Filter box at the top of the page to search for your desired term. After you find the term click on it to select and it will be shown inside the Source Text box. Add the translation for that term on the German Translation box under the Source Text once you finished translating click on Save button.

How to Translate plugin strings using Loco Translate

1. Go to WordPress Admin Menu > Loco Translate > Plugins to access the main translation page of the plugin.

2. Select “Craft Theme Elements for Elementor” in translation plugin page. Next click on the New language link.

3. Select for example German from the dropdown menu then click on Start translating button.

Note: To keep the translation files safe after theme update, select Custom or System from Choose a Location option. If you are using a Child theme, only Custom or System option should be

4. Use the Filter box at the top of the page to search for your desired term. After you find the term click on it to select and it will be shown inside the Source Text box. Add the translation for that term on the German Translation box under the Source Text once you finished translating click on Save button.


Change Site Language

If your WordPress is already installed in German language, skip this step.

In WordPress Admin Menu > Settings > General change the Site Language to Deutsch and Save Changes.

Translations stopped working after theme update?

If you notice some translations are not working as expected, click on Sync button on the translation edit screen. This option will sync the old translations with new translations.

Translation Basics

WordPress Translation Setting

For Pre-Wordpress 4.0 users please follow below steps

  1. Login to your FTP account and edit wp-config.php file.
  2. In wp-config.php file, look for WPLANG constant for example define(‘WPLANG’, ”);
  3. Define WPLANG constant by adding ISO language code of your desired language. For example if you want to add German language. Use this code define(‘WPLANG’, ‘de_DE.po’);

For WordPress 4.0 + users please follow below steps

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Settings > General Settings
  2. Make sure “Site Language” option is set to your desired language.

Storing Translation Files

Included Theme Translation File

By default storing inside theme folder. The theme language file is wp-content/themes/starto/languages/starto.pot you can create your translation file base on this one.

Storing Theme Translation Files

Place your theme translation files inside wp-content/languages/themes folder. If you don’t have the languages and themes folder, simply create the languages folder, and the themes folder inside it.

You must include the theme name, as well. For example, if the language files are in the Italian language, the file names would be starto-it_IT.mo and starto-it_IT.po.

Included Plugin Translation File

By default storing inside plugin folder. The plugin language file is wp-content/plugins/starto-elementor/languages/starto-elementor-en_US.pot you can create your translation file base on this one.

Storing Plugin Translation Files

Place your plugin translation files inside wp-content/languages/plugins folder. If you don’t have the languages and themes folder, simply create the languages folder, and the themes folder inside it.

You must include the plugin name, as well. For example, if the language files are in the Italian language, the file names would be starto-elementor-it_IT.mo and starto-elementor-it_IT.po.