Translate WordPress plugins and themes directly in your browser
No. It's for manually entering your own translations, but we do intend to be integrating some automatic translation services into the plugin soon.
The extraction process looks for WordPress translation functions with string literal arguments, such as
Using your own custom functions like
myTranslate('Foo') won't work. Neither will using variables, such as
__( $foo ).
All Loco Translate does is manage your translation process and organize your files. There is more to localizing your theme or plugin than just creating the files.
There are some good reasons to do so, but you don't have to in order to use this plugin.
Loco Translate allows you to work purely with PO files and keep them up to date with the source code without the interim step of maintaining a POT file.
To save PO files directly to your project, the files must be writable by the web server.
You shouldn't do this on a live server, only for developing your theme or plugin on a local server.
If you're unsure how to set file permission on your server, ask your system administrator.
Every time you save a PO file, Loco tries to compile a MO file in the same location. As above, ensure that the web server is able to write to disk, otherwise MO compilation will fail.
If you have Gettext installed on your server you can use this instead of Loco's built-in compiler.
You can configure the path to the
msgfmt program in the Settings tab.
You can access the interface on Windows using Internet Explorer, but version 9 or above is recommended.
Loco Translate does not support Windows versions of PHP, so if your server running WordPress has a Windows operating system the back end may not work properly.
Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-4
2 of 9 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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