The following Translate Suffusion Theme into Another Language tutorial shows you how to translate Suffusion theme into Spanish and more.
Last Updated: September 18, 2019
Latest News: I updated some information below.
In this tutorial you will learn how to translate your site into Spanish. These steps also apply to any other language as long as the theme has been translated into that language. All the available languages can be found in the following URL Suffusion Translation. (This link is not currently available.)
What you need:
- Download the Spanish files from Suffusion Translation. (This link is not currently available.)
- An FTP program like filezilla which is free. You can also use File Manager in cPanel, if your server is running Apache.
- A text editor, I use notepad in Windows. You can use what ever you want as long as it is a plain text editor.
Translate Suffusion Theme Tutorials
- Translate Suffusion Theme Into Another Language
- Edit Suffusion Translation Using Poedit
Note: At present only the front end is translated in Suffusion theme. It does not translate the back end “Suffusion Options” and settings.
Translate Suffusion Theme Into Another Language
Step 1 ) The following image shows you two strings that will be translated.
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Step 2 ) Lets add a folder to our child theme “suffu-scion”. You need to name the folder translation. See image below.
Step 3 ) We have to make sure that the folder has the correct attributes. In WordPress all folders should have 755 attribute. If you use filezilla ftp program, right click on the folder on your server to change the attributes. See image below.
Step 4 ) Go to the following URL Suffusion Translation (This link is not currently available.) to export the mo and po files as illustrated in the images below.
Step 4-a ) The following image shows you how to export the Spanish po file.
Step 4-b ) The following image shows you how to export the Spanish mo file.
Step 4-c ) When you export the mo and po files as illustrated in the previous step, the following files will be downloaded to your computer or laptop. Unfortunately WordPress cannot interpret these files and therefore you need to rename these two files.
Language Files Downloaded
Step 4-d ) The above Spanish files need to be renamed as pointed out below.
Language Files Renamed
Note: Make sure you remember where you downloaded the files.
Step 5 ) The following image shows you the two files copied into translation folder via FTP. This folder was created in Step 2 ) above.
Important: The following steps does not apply any more if you are running WordPress 4 and above. Click the following URL WordPress 4 deprecates the WPLANG constant to read more about it.
Step 6 ) Click on your WordPress root folder, in my case it is wptest. Look for the following file wp-config.php. Drag the file to your computer so that you can edit the file. See image below.
Step 7 ) Open the file with a plain text editor. If you are using Windows operating system then use notepad. Add your language code, in this tutorial I am translating Suffusion front end into Spanish so I added es_ES. Save your file
Remember only use a plain text editors. See image below
Step 8 ) Upload wp-config.php back to the same location you downloaded the file from in Step 6 ) above.
Step 9 ) The following image shows you the two strings translated. Of course there will other areas translated as well according to the language file you uploaded to your server.
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That is how simple it it so translate Suffusion front end into Spanish.
I will be updating this tutorial from time to time so keep coming back for the latest.
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