Languages, Translations, i18n, l10n
Like WordPress, BuddyPress has the built in capability to be used in any language.
How to use the language file
Move the PO and MO files to /wp-content/languages/ on your server.
If the /wp-content/languages/ folder does not exist, create it!
Also, make sure you have enabled the same language on the WordPress “Settings > General” admin page.
Where you can get your language file
- Log in at http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/buddypress/dev
- Select your language
- At the bottom of the page select ’all current’ as ’.po’ and press ‘export’
Is your language missing?
If you do not see your language in the list, please consider creating a translation file. For instructions, please take a look at Translating WordPress as many of the instructions there can be applied to BuddyPress.
You can find the latest BuddyPress PO file here: http://svn.buddypress.org/trunk/bp-languages/buddypress.pot or in /bp-languages/ in a BuddyPress trunk check out.
Using translation files to customize labels and text
Translation files can serve another purpose other than strict language translations, they are the best approach to changing text and labels on your site. A guide to achieving this can be found here Customizing labels, messages, and urls
Assist in making translations at http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/buddypress/dev
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