A blog post with the title ‘Translating Genesis’ could’ve easily been about Nephilim and / or Sons of the Gods… but no. Not this time ;-). This post is about translating the WordPress Genesis Framework into your native tongue.
For quite a while I have been helping people out in the translations section of the Genesis Support forum as a translations expert, but one thing that people seemed to find difficult is uploading the (proper)
.po files to the proper folder. Even the little hack I provided in the Genesis tutorials appeared to be too difficult for most people not too familiar with code.
So.. a plugin to the rescue right? Right! Introducing the Genesis Translations plugin. This plugin will take all the hassle away and automagically translate Genesis. Just like that.
Currently the following languages are included:
- Dutch – nl_NL (Nederlands)
- German – de_DE (Deutsch)
- French – fr_FR (Français)
- Spanish – es_ES (Español)
- Italian – it_IT (Italiano)
- Finnish – fi
- Swedish – sv_SE
- Indonesian id_ID
- Portuguese-Brazilian – pt_BR
- Polish – pl_PL ( 96% ready )
- Hebrew – he_IL ( 95% ready )
- Japanese – ja( 84% ready )
- Romanian – ro_RO ( 84% ready )
I will be updating the plugin frequently and not just when Genesis updates. I also plan to update the plugin when important improvements to translations have been made and when additional languages are ready enough to be added.
So, what if your native tongue is not currently included? Easy, just register yourself at the StudioPress Translation site and with that username you can start translating Genesis here – after I have added your language as a project.