Remember we kept promising we’re going to add new languages to WPML? Well, today’s the day.
If your language isn’t listed you can help us add it. WPML needs to have the rest of the language names translated to your language, then, we can add it. So, this is what you’ll need to do:
- Download WPML_language_names.txt.
- Translate it to your language. That list includes two columns, the ISO code and the language name. Don’t edit the ISO code.
- Send it back to us using our contact form (after you send the initial message, you’ll be able to upload files).
When you edit that file, make sure that you’re saving as UTF-8. Don’t use a word processor, but rather a plain text editor. Notepad would be fine.
Adding languages to WPML is a bit more complicated than it sounds, so we can’t add one at a time. We’ll include the new languages in WPML 1.3, scheduled for the end of August.
Sample from that languages file
Just to make sure you’re doing the right thing, here is a (small) part of this list in English:
en=English eo=Esperanto es=Spanish et=Estonian eu=Basque fa=Persian ff=Fulah fi=Finnish
And, here is the translation to Spanish:
en=Inglés eo=Esperanto es=Español et=Estonio eu=Vasco fa=Persa ff=Fula fi=Finlandés
Leave a comment here if you’re planning to add a language, so that we know what to expect.