By default, AppThemes are translated into English but each theme has a built-in capability to be used in any language. We use the GNU gettext localization framework (.pot files) which is the WordPress de facto standard for localization.

The AppThemes community has already translated our themes into several different languages which you can find on each theme language pack page.

Theme Language Packs

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.

We need your help!

Don’t see a language pack below in your native language? Become an official AppThemes translator and reap some nice benefits.

  • Be deemed our official translator for your language
  • Get listed with a backlink to your website
  • A coupon for 40% off any theme purchase
  • A good feeling knowing you contributed to AppThemes

It’s easy to get started. Follow these instructions on how to translate a WordPress theme into your language. When you’re finished, email us (translate [at] appthemes [dot] com) the translated .PO file with a short message. Once we verify the work is completed, we’ll give you the goodies!

Using Theme Language Files

Here’s how to use the language pack on your AppThemes site. In this example, we’ll install the Portuguese Brazilian language pack on the JobRoller theme. Skip the 2nd step if you have already setup WordPress in your native language.

  • 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.

How to Install the WordPress Language Pack

If your WordPress admin pages are in English, you can easily change them. In this example, we’ll install the Brazilian WordPress language pack. Skip the 4th step if you have already done it above.

  • 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!