WPML can now translate texts in the theme and other plugins without going through .po and .mo files. It also has an improved String Editor for faster and more efficient translation.
This is what I’m doing:
- Enable WPML’s Advanced mode, to gain access to the Theme and plugin localization menu.
- Go to Theme and plugin localization and allow WPML to handle the translations.
- Scan the theme and plugins that we want to translate.
- Go to the String Translation interface and enter translations. There, we can use the new show-in-source and show-in-page features that allow us to see what we’re translating.
- We also use the Search tool to filter the texts. This allows us to translate special phrases consistently.
- When we save, our translations are applied immediately. There’s no file to export or import.
Wondering what’s next?
We want to help people translate WordPress, themes and plugins using WPML – everyone, not only when running multilingual websites.
The next major version of WPML will allow it to run in a single language, other than English and use WPML’s string translation capabilities to translate themes and plugins from within WordPress, without going through .mo files.