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Last updated by hiteshH 11 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Mihai Apetrei.

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May 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm #3748325


Hi, I would like to have more details for my theme and localization translations

May 6, 2019 at 5:54 pm #3751669

Mihai Apetrei

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Bucharest (GMT+03:00)

Hi and thank you for contacting WPML Support!

I will be happy to help you with this.

I don't know what theme or plugins you are using but I will try to list below a few documentation links where you can learn more about the procedures:

- (Theme and Plugins Localization)
- (Translating the theme you created)
- (Here you should be able to search for your theme and find out if it is officially declared WPML compatible - this means that our team has tested the theme already)
- (Like the link above only here you can search for plugins that have been officially tested by our team)
- (Documentation for how to use WPML with some of the most popular content builders)
- (Here you can find more about the WPML String Translation plugin)

I hope that you will find this information helpful.

Please let me know if you still have any questions regarding this topic.

Kind regards,
Mihai Apetrei

May 7, 2019 at 9:17 am #3755787


Hi Mihai Apetrei,
Thank you for kind response, i have read your tutorial that you shared with me.
I am using woodmart theme and it includes .POT file.
could you please let me know how to convert my POT file to .mo and where should i upload my .mo file in File manager.

And which setting should i choose, i have attached the screenshot below (for reference).


May 7, 2019 at 2:38 pm #3759365

Mihai Apetrei

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Bucharest (GMT+03:00)


If you would like to translate by using a .po/.pot and then a .mo file, you could use an editor like this one (hidden link) and then set the WPML settings to load .mo files as backup.

However, my recommendation is that you don't use that as it will require more loading time from the server each time you load a translation on the site.

What you could do instead is simply scan for the theme strings by following the steps below:

Please try this:

1. Go to your WordPress backend
2. Go to WPML > Theme and plugins localization
3. Scroll to the "Strings in the themes" section, check the box next to your theme's name and click the blue "Scan selected themes for strings" button
4. After the scanning ends, go to WPML > String translation and see if you can find the strings you mentioned and translate them

That should be all that you need to do.

Please let me know if this solved your issue or if you still need help.

I will be waiting for your response. 🙂

Kind regards,

May 7, 2019 at 6:02 pm #3761063


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!