Where should I place the language files? (4 posts)

  1. OC2PS
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Where should I place the language files?

    The only reference to language files I could find in documentation is for the standalone version. http://bbpress.org/documentation/installation/ and says the files need to be placed in “my-languages”

    I tried placing the .po and .mo files in bbp-langauges, languages and my-languages folders within the bbpress plugin directory. None of this worked.

    Please help!


  2. OC2PS
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Turns out that the location to place language files is wp-content/languages/bbpress/ and not anywhere inside your bbpress plugin folder.

    It's an odd location for language files, though, considering that most plugins need to be self-contained and have a /langauges folder within the plugin folder. (e.g. within in /wp-content/plugins/bbpress/bbp-languages folder which already exists)

    Also, the name of your file should be of the format bbpress-de_DE.mo not simply de_DE.mo

    Finally, you should download the file from http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/bbpress/plugin/ not from http://svn.automattic.com/bbpress-i18n/
    In order to download the file, click on the language you want, then scroll down to the bottom of the page, and hit Export.

    At the very least, I wish bbpress.org included all this in their documentation. The existing documentation has nothing to do with how bbPress work now...all documentation is really for the discontinued standalone version. (by the way, the discontinuation of the standalone version should also be clearly stated on the download page)

  3. talha8877
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I totally agree with you. This is a really common setup and you have to spend hours to figure out the right combination.

  4. nicloay
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There is now translation for ru_RU on this page http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/bbpress/plugin/

    Is there a way to adapt files from
    for bbpress plugin?


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