WP Default Denominations won't be translated (5 posts)

  1. oceanboy2
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I use polylang with multisite. All kind of categories, menues, posts etc. that I establish can be translated to the languages set up in the settings section as desired. But unfortunately some default denominations of wp like eg "Monthly Archives" will not be translated at all. You may go to http://www.mercedesoasis.info/wordpress/mercedes123/ (under construction)and switch to German. Many default denominations will still be displayed in English and there is no chance to adjust this?


  2. Chouby
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just had a quick look at your theme. It seems not correctly internationalized and for sure not translated to German.

  3. oceanboy2
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, thank for the quick response! I am a WP newbie trying to understand what is going on. The theme is not translated to German but I thought it is like a template using elements of WP in the themes own structure. Why does polylang automatically translate "Categories" into "Kategorien" and "Select month" into "Wähle den Monat" but leaving "Monthly archives" to English without translation?

  4. Chouby
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    "Categories" and "Select month" are strings supplied by the WordPress core. They are translated because you installed the German translation of WordPress (or Polylang did it for you).

    The theme can then supply its own strings (such as "Monthly Archives"). To display them in the correct language, the theme must be internationalized (ie ready for translation) and then translated. Not all themes are internationalized but you can find some in the WordPress themes repository using the tag "translation-ready".

    Then, either you are lucky and you find a theme which is already translated to German or you translate it yourself.

    I wrote some tips for theme internationalization: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-polylang-how-to-internationalize-a-theme

    The theme you chose lacks the first step described in the link above.

  5. oceanboy2
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you very much, Chouby, for taking the time to explain this to me! Now I understand a lot better what internationalization of a theme means and why this is still necessary. Thank you as well for the links provided!

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