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CherryFramework 4. How to add theme localization

This tutorial is going to show you how to add theme localization to a WordPress CherryFramework 4 template.

CherryFramework 4. How to add theme localization

In order to add theme localization to a WordPress Cherry 4 template, you should perform the following:

  1. Go to http://poedit.net/download and download Poedit for your system (Windows/MAC). Poedit is a free, open source and cross-platform gettext catalogue (.po file) editor to aid in the process of language localization:

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  2. Install it on your computer: double click the file and follow the steps it suggests. At the end of the installation make sure the option Open Poedit After Installation is checked and click Finish:

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  3. Go to wp-content/themes/cherryframework4/languages folder. There you’ll see the cherry.pot file.

    In order to add a new localization, you need to download the cherry.pot file to your local system and open it up in Poedit by selecting in the main menu File / New from POT/PO file…. When you do that, you’ll get to a dialogue box that says Translation Language:

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    There you need to select the language you are going to add.

  4. You need to make a translation for each string by writing it in the Translation field. Also, you can translate only those of them that need to be rewritten.

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  5. After all is done, go to File / Save or press Ctrl + S and save the localization. You’ll get two files with the extensions *.po and *.mo. You need to name them cherry-ln_LN, where ln_LN is the locale international code of the language.

  6. The PO/MO localization files that you created should be uploaded to the wp-content/languages/themes folder. If the folder doesn’t exist, please create it.

  7. The last step is to go to Dashboard -> Settings -> General and switch the Site Language:

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  8. Check if the text strings you changed in Poedit are now updated on your site.

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

CherryFramework 4. How to add theme localization