If you are running a Multi language site, you need to install the WPML plugin Or if you are running a Single language site other than English. Say for example if you are running “French” site only You can go with “poedit”.
First, you need to change language, For ex: “French”
i) Go to Dashboard / Settings / General and select language(ex: French language ) then save settings.
Second, you need to create language-code.po file and translate words.
ii) Please go to wp-content / themes / designtheme / languages / – Here you can find theme pot file (In our older themes, you can see default.po file)
For ex, designtheme-slug-name.pot – Rename this pot file into po file.
Ex: designtheme-slug-name.pot into fr_FR.po (OR) default.po into fr_FR.po
Here : fr_FR is French language code
iii) Open fr_FR.po file and translate the words. Finally you will get the mo file there while saving the .po file. After translating words you can check those changes in front-end.
Core Plugin translation:
i) Go to wp-content\plugins\designthemes-core-features\languages – here you can find dttheme-core.pot / default.po / dt_themes-default.po file
ii) Rename dttheme-core.pot into dttheme-core-fr_FR.po. Open this po file and translate the words. While saving this po file automatically mo file will generated (dttheme-core-fr_FR.mo) then check front page.
Here: “dttheme-core” is slug name of Core-Plugin
Please visit this link for how to translate theme – http://wesupport.wpengine.com/knowledge-base/how-to-setup-wpml-for-multi-language-site/
Kindly refer the below link for how to merge the two PO files (new and old) together. http://www.marketpressthemes.com/blog/how-to-merge-two-po-files-using-poedit/
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