I was thinking about translating my themes to other languages, so that I started to search for some information. And I found it’s not that easy as I imagined. Some details need to be concerned.

I thought maybe I can write a tutorial for this, but later I decided it’s not necessary to reinvent the wheel. Here I will introduce you for some great tutorials on WordPress Themes Translation, wish may help you.

  1. http://codex.wordpress.org/Translating_WordPress
    Official translating tutorial from WordPress.org codex, most of the concepts you need to know was introduced. But this is not just for translating themes, but about the whole WordPress translating. If you are new to this topic, this should be your first post.
  2. Localizing WordPress Themes & Plugins
    This is a great and detailed tutorial on how to make your themes and plugins translatable.
  3. Translating WordPress Plugins & Themes
    From the same author as the second tut, while the above one is about making your themes and plugins translatable, this tut is talking about translating themes and plugins in practice with poEdit and GNU Gettext.
  4. Make Your WordPress Theme Ready For Translation
    This is a tutorial I wrote before, as you can see in the title, it’s about making your theme translatable.
  5. My Tutorials on Translating WordPress Theme (Chinese)
    As there are not enough Chinese tutorials on translating WrodPress themes, I translated and wrote  this series of translating tuts according to above 3 tuts.

If you have some information that I missed or better than these tuts, feel free to let me know.

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