Loco Translate – WordPress plugin Free download

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Loco Translate


Loco Translate provides in-browser editing of WordPress translation files.

It also provides localization tools for developers, such as extracting strings and generating templates.

Features include:

Built-in translation editor within WordPress admin
Create and update language files directly in your theme or plugin
Extraction of translatable strings from your source code
Native MO file compilation without the need for Gettext on your system
Support for PO features including comments, references and plural forms
PO source view with clickable source code references
Protected language directory for saving custom translations
Configurable PO file backups with diff and restore capability
Built-in WordPress locale codes

Official Loco WordPress plugin by Tim Whitlock.
For more information please visit our plugin page.

Keyboard shortcuts

The PO file editor supports the following keyboard shortcuts for faster translating:

Done and Next: Ctrl ?
Next string: Ctrl ?
Previous string: Ctrl ?
Next untranslated: Shift Ctrl ?
Previous untranslated: Shift Ctrl ?
Copy from source text: Ctrl B
Clear translation: Ctrl K
Toggle Fuzzy: Ctrl U
Save PO / compile MO: Ctrl S
Toggle invisibles: Shift Ctrl I

Mac users can use ? Cmd instead of Ctrl.


Translating strings in the browser with the Loco PO Editor
Showing translation progress for theme language files
PO source view with text filter and clickable file references
Restore tab showing PO diff view with revert function
Showing access to translations by installed language


Basic usage:

Translators: To translate a theme into your language, follow these steps:

Create the protected languages directory at wp-content/languages/loco/themes
Ensure this directory writeable by the web server
Find your theme in the list at Loco Translate > Themes
Click + New language and follow the on-screen prompts.

Developers: To translate your own theme or plugin for distribution, follow these steps:

Create a languages subdirectory in your bundle’s root directory
Ensure this directory writeable by the web server
Find the bundle at either Loco Translate > Themes or Loco Translate > Plugins
Click + Create template and follow the on-screen prompts to extract your strings.
Click + New language and follow the on-screen prompts to add your own translations.

Installing manually:

Unzip all files to the wp-content/plugins/loco-translate directory
Log into WordPress admin and activate the ‘Loco Translate’ plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu
Go to Loco Translate > Home in the left-hand menu to start translating

More information on using the plugin is available here.


How do I use it?

Try our Guides and Tutorials.

How do I get help?

If you have a problem using Loco Translate, please try our help pages.
There’s a lot of information there to help you understand how it works and the most common pitfalls to avoid.

To report a bug please start a new topic in the support forum,
but please check the FAQs for similar issues first.
If you decide to submit a bug report please post enough relevant detail for us to reproduce your issue.

Is my data protected?

We don’t collect your data or snoop on you. See the plugin privacy notice.


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