Support » Plugin: Polylang » WP Default Denominations won't be translated

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  • Plugin Author Chouby


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

    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 “W√§hle den Monat” but leaving “Monthly archives” to English without translation?

    Plugin Author Chouby


    “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:

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

    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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