You can follow these steps to make basic translations for your wordpress core.
Step 1 : Open wp-config.php file by logging into your FTP account and look for following line define(‘WPLANG’, ”);. Define your local language here, examples de_DE, nl_NL,. Then your code will look like this define(‘WPLANG’, ‘de_DE’);. For more information on language codes Click Here
Step 2 : ‘Bella Motel’ theme and ‘DesignThemes Core Features’ Plugin (bundled with theme) are translated separately. The theme po file will be inside dt-bella / languages folder in the name of default.mo and default.po and plugin po file will be inside designthemes-core-features / languages folder in the name of dt_themes-default.mo and dt_themes-default.po
Step 3 : You can use these files as base for your translation. In order to make wordpress recognize the language to which you want to translate the theme, you will have to name the the language files accordingly. For example the file name of Detusch language would be de_DE.po and de_DE.mo for theme, dt_themes-de_DE.po and dt_themes-de_DE.mo for plugin.
Step 4 : To translate the default.mo and default.po file in your language, follow the steps below.
- Download and install the POedit here.
- Open the default.po file in POEdit and you will find all English text strings in the left column. Once you add translations those will show up in the right column.
- Choose the line you want to translate and then check the lower part of the POEdit window where you will find a textarea to add the correct translation.
- When you are done translating all needed strings save the file with your language code, for example: de_DE.po(theme) and .dt_themes-de_DE.po(DesignThemes Core Features plugin). Make sure files are in the respective folder for theme (dt-bella / languages) and for plguin (designthemes-core-features / languages).
Note : You can also refer POedit site to get some additional information.