My current WP installation is in English, I dowloaded the theme (So cute by YIT) My objective is to set up a store in swedish. I've been struggeling to translate strings etc, I've tried the WPML plugin and I also tried creating new .mo and .po files with Poedit according to general recommendations. I have now decided to use the Swedish WP installation and my question before I do this is if I simply can overwrite current English files via FTP? There is a wp-config-sample.php in the new installation file but I guess this serves no function as I have the original wp-config.php with the correct "define" settings plus database settings etc? Thank you!


There isn't really a Swedish version of WordPress although they do provide a convenient package that has the language files already loaded. The only differences from the core (English) distribution are the folder wp-content/languages, the variable $wp_local_package = 'sv_SE'; set in wp-includes/version.php, the localized readme.html file and the wp-config-sample.php file.

So yes, you should be safe uploading directly on top of your current install as long as you upload the same version number (3.9.2 to 3.9.2 or 3.9.1 to 3.9.1).

The file wp-config-sample.php has PHP comments localized to your language so you can either update the variables in that file from your current wp-config.php and just rename it or you can just set define('WPLANG', 'sv_SE'); in your current config file if your fine with comments in English.

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