I've download a theme called Contango from Wordpress Themes Repository. The theme have a folder called "languagues" and have a file called "contango.po". I could open that file and do translation, but nothing changed.

  • How could I translate this theme into my own language?

Thanks so much and apologize for my newbie question?

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Translation files must be named {locale}.po (e.g. en_US.po in order to be recognized. Rename your language translation file accordingly.

See more in the Codex: i18n for developers.

  • Thank you! But, how could I translate this tag: "% Comments" Mar 29, 2013 at 12:27
  • That's a separate question. You need to add a proper gettext wrapper and a textdomain. Refer to the Codex link in the answer, and check the site for related questions, as it's probably been covered here before. Mar 29, 2013 at 12:46

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