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08/15/2014 at 9:54 am #300978EnnGuest
I want to translate my cmap directory to Spanish,
and I have followed the instructions you have posted with POedit program
Now I need to transfer the MO and PO files to “wp-content folder”
but I cannot locate them; where can I find them? I don’t think I have one.08/15/2014 at 3:11 pm #300995
Which instructions? This?
Then the instructions for where the files are, are in the FAQ:
I’ve added or updated a translation, do I have to wait for an update?
Question, Connections is already mostly translated into Spanish, about 86% to be more exact. You can help with the translation by Following the instruction in the FAQ I linked to.
Now, with that said, there are template specific string in cMap that would need translated but you do not need any MO/PO files. They are all translatable using shortcode options. Please see this FAQ. The complete list of str_***** option can be found on this page. Hope that helps.08/18/2014 at 9:32 am #301159EnnGuest
I followed the instruction:
The short answer is, no. The long answer; you do not have to wait for an update to start using the translation you added or updated. To start using your translation immediately:
Download and install Poedit.
After you install Poedit you need to make a settings change which only needs to be done once.
You need to setup Poedit to always compile the MO file when saving.
Do do this, click the File → Preferences and on the Editor tab check the Automatically compile .mo file on save box.
Go to the Connections Project page in Transifiex.
Click the language you just added or updated.
Click the POT File link. This will open up a pop-up window.
Click the Download for use link. This will open up a window where you can choose where to save your translation. I suggest saving it to your Desktop so it is easy to find.
Open the file you downloaded in Poedit.
After you open the PO file, you only need to click the Save button.
Go to where you saved the PO file you originally downloaded, you should now see a MO file.
The MO and PO files needs to be named exactly using this format: connections-lang_COUNTRY.mo and connections-lang_COUNTRY.po. Here are few examples:
Spanish connections-es_ES.mo and connections-es_ES.po
French connections-fr_FR.mo and connections-fr_FR.po
German connections-de_DE.mo and connections-de_DE.po
Until here ->
Lastly, upload both the MO and PO file to your WordPress installation languages folder. This folder should be in the wp-content folder. If it does not exist, create it. For more details, please see this FAQ.
It says I need to upload both the MO and PO file to my wordpress installation languages folder, but where do I locate this?
I cannot even locate
Translations for Connections should be saved in the following folder in your WordPress installation:
Please help.. thank you08/18/2014 at 11:47 am #301173
In this step “Lastly, upload both the MO and PO file to your WordPress installation languages folder. This folder should be in the wp-content folder. If it does not exist, create it. For more details, please see this FAQ.” You need to follow the instructions in the FAQ that is linked to in that step as the
../wp-content/languages/might not exist so you need to make it, then you can create the
connectionsfolder within it.
“It says I need to upload both the MO and PO file to my wordpress installation languages folder, but where do I locate this?”
Are you asking about the MO/PO files? If you are, those file will be wherever you saved them to on your desktop … there’s no way for me to be able to answer that.
Question, is there a specific reason you do not want to use the Spanish translation that comes with Connections? You do not need to go thru all of this if you use it and if it is missing stuff, which it is because it is not complete, you can help by completing it in Transifex and it’ll be included in the next Connections release.08/28/2014 at 7:42 am #302262EnnGuest
No! I do want to use the Spanish translation that comes with Connections.
I thought putting MO and PO files to the wpcontents place was the way to do it. Is there any simpler way?
And yes, I do know where I have downloaded my MO and PO files,
but I don’t know where to look for ../wp-content/
Is this a folder on my desktop? Is this somewhere in the dashboard? I cannot find it in my desktop nor on my wordpress settings.
I just want to change the “show bio” and “show map” from my Cmap template into Spanish..
I’m such a beginner at all this HTML and codings and wordpress thing, I need a lot of help…thank you08/28/2014 at 9:42 am #302290
If you do not want to use the translation that comes with Connections, then adding the custom Spanish translation to the
wp-contentfolder is the only way.
wp-contentfolder is a standard core WordPress folder found on your webserver which you can access via FTP. I can not be more precise than this because it depends on where and how your WordPress is installed on your webserver, sorry.
You might have overlooked this in my original reply… this is extremely important because you state; “I just want to change the “show bio” and “show map” from my Cmap template into Spanish.” This can not be done with the MO/PO files for Connections.
To change those strings in cMap follow these instructions:
There are template specific strings in cMap that would need translated but you do not need any MO/PO files. They are all translatable using shortcode options. Please see this FAQ. The complete list of str_***** option can be found on this page.
Hope that helps.08/28/2014 at 10:19 am #302295EnnGuest
Pff. Steven, I’m sorry.
I meant that I DO WANT to use the translation that comes with the Connections.
Would there be a simpler way?
Thank you very much, I mean really mean it!08/28/2014 at 11:27 am #302298
Oh, sorry, I mis-read that!
See this WordPress doc page to setup WordPress in another language:
This is what you need to add to the
wp-config.phpfile for Spanish:
define ('WPLANG', 'es_ES');
If I remember correctly … in order for the Spanish translation to be used in Connections, the Spanish translation must also be set up and properly configured for WordPress…
If you do not have the MO/PO file for WordPress (not Connections) you can download them from here:
I might be easier for you to use this plugin instead to setup Spanish for WordPress:
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