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How can I contribute to Customizr by volunteering to localizing this theme? (4 posts)

  1. Semanticfield
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I made a promise to myself awhile ago, that I would contribute to localizing some awesome free products. Unfortunately, most of those products or services I encountered were already been localized.

    But I just found that Customizr theme doesn't have a Chinese version, so I want to know how can I help localize it?

    Any help would be appreciated. :)

  2. acub
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's already localized. You just have to translate it in your desired language, using Poedit.

  3. ElectricFeet
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Semanticfield You need to:

    1. Locate the default.po file in wp-content\themes\customizr\lang folder and download it to your computer.
    2. Download Poedit
    3. Open the default.po file and start translating the strings. Be careful not to insert special characters without using the tricks to make them acceptable (follow the English example). E.g. "featured image" becomes \"featured image\" in Poedit.
    4. Save the file as zh_CN.po (or zh_HK or zh_TW, depending on the translation that you did).
    5. Once you've finished, send the .po and .mo file (the latter gets saved automatically at the same time that you save the .po file) to Nikeo via the contact form on http://www.themesandco.com

    You will find it useful to keep a WordPress dashboard / Customize'it! window open, so you can see where the strings are in context.

    WordPress China may have some useful tips for you [I can't tell :-) ]. I also find it useful to search for other themes' .po files on the web, as sometimes you can understand how common WordPress/theme terms are translated. So search on Google for zh_CN.po.

    Also, install the Chinese version of wordpress, so you can see how common terms have been translated in WordPress itself.

    Good luck!

  4. Semanticfield
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi ElectricFeet,

    Thank you very much for the great tips.

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