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How to Translate ProfileGrid to your Language

Hello ProfileGrid Users & WordPress Translators,

In this post, we’ll provide instructions on how you can translate your favourite WordPress user profile plugin to the language of your choice. Yes, this is possible, and quite an easy process. All you need is the ProfileGrid plugin, a PO file editor, and plenty of passion to help fellow users.

The ProfileGrid Language Files

The ProfileGrid plugin has a dedicated folder that hosts language files for local translations. This folder is, aptly, named ‘languages‘. The file that is of interest to you here is the ‘profile-magic.pot‘ file. This is the template you can use to generate all your PO language files. Just open the existing POT file in your PO file editor and create a new PO file for the language of your preference.

We recommend using the ‘Poedit‘ application, thanks to its ease of use when creating or editing multiple language files. However, you can use any PO file editor that you are comfortable with.

Contact us for Language Inclusion

Once you are done creating translations for your language, you can save your work in a PO file and send it over to us so we can include your work in our core plugin for other users. As step 1, create a support ticket here. Our team will reply back promptly and start the process of including your PO file in the ProfileGrid plugin. Our team will also generate its MO file. You only need to create a PO file from the POT file already there in the plugin. That’s it.

Get ProfileGrid Extensions Bundle for Free

Our team will analyze your PO file after you have shared it with us and include it in the plugin as required. If your PO translation file is included in the ProfileGrid plugin, we will offer you the Extensions Bundle of ProfileGrid completely free. You can then translate the extensions to your language as well.

Not only is this a great opportunity to help localize the ProfileGrid plugin in your language, it is also a great opportunity to earn a free Extensions Bundle for yourself.

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12 Comments

  1. Daniel Montsech

    Hi there,

    I’m sorry for the silly question, but want to translate the plugin into Spanish and I can’t find the languages folder. Where is it?

    I beg you pardon in advance if the answer is too obvious,

    Daniel

    1. ProfileGrid | Prabs

      If you know Spanish, you can translate ProfileGrid yourself. The plugin has a POT file that includes all English texts from the plugin for translation. You can find the languages folder in the plugin folder. Details about the procedure are mentioned in the article above. If you have any specific questions about any part of the process, we will be happy to help.

  2. Daniel

    Hi, sorry if this a basic question. In the language folder I found the .po and .mo file for Spanish, the question is how do I indicate ProfileGrid to use Spanish for all the plugin?

    1. ProfileGrid | Prabs

      You need to update site language from WordPress settings.

  3. Bruno Verrier

    Hello,
    I translated your plugin into French.
    How can I send it to you?

    For the record some sentences are still in English and not referenced in the .pot file.
    Regards
    bV

    PS: I send this message a second time cause i was not logged the first time.

    1. ProfileGrid Development Team

      Thank you, please contact us from our support page (browse from top menu). We will reply back, and request the translation files.

  4. RudiVanOverloopII

    Translation works fine. But i don’t find a way to translate the extensions like Group Photos.

    Thx.
    Rudi Van Overloop
    Camperland.be

    1. vincent

      Hello Rudi,

      Thank you for writing to us. While ProfileGrid core is fully translatable, we are still working on making its extensions translator friendly.

      Stay tuned as we release an update on this in the near future.

  5. DB

    Why you dont answer to my suggestions to translate your plugin to Russian?
    Is it possible to translate ProfileGrid via in-WP-site LocoTranslate?
    When, at what month, your extensions will be translatable?

    PS Have you a plan to integrate some powerful comments system as wpDiscuz with ProfileGrid or create your own multi-functional comments engine?

    1. ProfileGrid Development Team

      Hi, There appears to be some miscommunication. We did respond to your ticket. I apologize for the delay due to weekend. Yes, you can translate core plugin via in-WP-site LocoTranslate. We are presently working on extensions compatibility. In the release going out today we have also fixed compatibility with wpDiscuz. A dedicated comments engine is an interesting idea and we will surely consider it once current pipeline of features has been delivered.

  6. DB

    What is the better way to translate your ProfileGrid:
    1) LocoTranslate;
    2) POEdit;
    3) https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/ru/default/wp-plugins/profilegrid-user-profiles-groups-and-communities/
    Why LocoTranslate shows only 1518 strokes when WP-locale shows 2093? What is the different?

    1. ProfileGrid Development Team

      Hi, Both plugins should works fine. In Loco Translate you need to sync POT file to be able to see newer strings after update. We made some strings changes recently (including today’s release), so make sure you are using latest release.

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