Language Packs

We use the GNU gettext localization framework (.pot files) which is the WordPress de facto standard. The community has translated our themes into several different languages.


Below you will find information on how to install your language packs. We can also use your help if a language pack has not yet been created (see below).

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Using Language Packs

In this example, we'll install the Portuguese Brazilian language pack on the JobRoller theme.


  • Download the language pack from the relevant theme language packs page (links above), and unzip it.The file name should be in the format jobroller-pt_BR.mo
  • Edit your wp-config.php file and paste in define ('WPLANG', 'pt_BR');
  • Upload the .mo file to your server /wp-content/languages/themes/jobroller-pt_BR.mo
  • Go and view your site. Everything should now be working!

For more detailed step by step instructions of the above, please refer to the using theme files tutorial.

Installing WordPress Language Packs

If your WordPress admin pages are in English, you can easily change them. In this example, we'll install the Brazilian WordPress language pack.


  • Find and download the WordPress language pack and unzip it.
  • Create a new folder called "languages" in your /wp-content/ folder
  • Move the pt_BR.mo file into your new /wp-content/languages/ folder
  • Edit your wp-config.php file and paste in define ('WPLANG', 'pt_BR');
  • Go and view your WordPress admin area. Everything should now be working!

We need your help!

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It's easy to get started. Follow these instructions on how to translate a WordPress theme into your language. When you're finished, contact us and tell us the good news. We'll respond and ask that you send us the translated .PO file. Once we verify the work is completed, we’ll give you the goodies!