Working with clients from different continents  is an everyday thing here at thePHPHero. More often than not we are presented with the task of creating WordPress-based websites, which need to be delivered in multiple languages.

In this article we will teach you how to translate WordPress theme with a neat and free software called Poedit.

What is Poedit?

Poedit is the best translations editor for translating apps and sites (that use gettext). Thanks to its distraction-free approach, you’ll translate faster and easier with it. It is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS and get be downloaded for free over at their website. So now that you know what Poedit is all about, let’s take a look at how you can use it to internationalize your WordPress themes.

 


  • summ3r

    I think it’s a better idea to use an online tool to translate a WordPress theme, like https://poeditor.com/
    Doesn’t matter if it’s a paid service, usually WP themes have few strings that can be localized using a free account limited to 1000 strings.

  • for website translation and localization I recommend https://phraseapp.com/
    Its a simple new way to translate your website projects and web
    applications. You can manage the translations in your projects without a developer.