I am building a Wordpress blog system in Spanish and I'd like to have the default theme also translated to "es_ES". I am already running this Wordpress installation in Spanish. What I'd like to know is how to do the same with the default theme (twenty-eleven).

This site allows us to download the po file with the translation: http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/3.2.x/twentyeleven/es/default

But I don't know what to do next.


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You need create a es_ES.mo file, using the .po file included with the Theme. Try using something like POEdit or a similar utility.

  • That's right, but, what then? I'd like to know the process. For I have downloaded the PO and MO files from translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/3.2.x/twentyeleven/es/… and then uploaded them to domain.com/wp/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/languages however no change occurred...
    – Roger
    Aug 18, 2011 at 17:53
  • What is the language setting for WordPress installed on domain.com? Aug 18, 2011 at 17:54
  • es_CL but it could be any other language.
    – Roger
    Aug 18, 2011 at 18:20
  • Well, if WordPress is using es_CL, wouldn't it be logical that it would not use es_ES from the Theme? Try providing a es_CL.mo for the Theme, or changing WordPress to es_ES? Aug 18, 2011 at 18:52
  • I used es_ES as an example. I did not noticed. Sorry for the confusion. This post helped me to get through: urbangiraffe.com/articles/…
    – Roger
    Aug 18, 2011 at 19:03

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