Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Create New Translation Template

ClassicPress PluginsThis post is part of the sub-series on Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit which is part of the Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit series.

With Pedit installed we can use it to localise a ClassicPress plugin.

The first to doing this is to create a template. As I am using the free version I cannot use the Translate WordPress theme or plug-in option, so click the (File menu) and select (New…):

When I develop plugins for ClassicPress, I do it using English (US) as the default language, se select English (United States) as the language of the translation for the template and click :

Translation Language

You’ll be returned to the main screen of Poedit where you need to click the Save button on the toolbar:

Poedit showing new template

Select your save location, set your filename (which for a plugin should be the plugin slug and the extension of pot) and click Save:

Save as...

With the template now saved, click the Extract from sources button on the main screen:

Po Edit extract from sources

The Catalogue properties window will open on the Source paths tab. Click the plus button below the Paths window and select Add files…:

Catalogue properties - Source paths

Select the file or files to be included and click Open (you may need to repeat this multiple times to include relevant files):

Open

With the files selected, click the ,em>Sources keywords tab.

Click the plus icon and add the Additional keywords; these are the function names used in your code which contain the text to be localized.

In this example, this is the esc_html__ and esc_html_e functions:

Catalogue properties - Source keywords

Select the Translation properties tab.

Enter the Project name and version and Language team and then click OK:

Catalogue properties - Translation properties

You’ll be returned to the main screen where the extracted strings will be shown.

Click the Save button on the toolbar to save the template:

Poedit

The saved template file (extension of pot) can be distributed with the plugin allowing people to make their own translations.

Translating a ClassicPress plugin

Translating a ClassicPress plugin
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Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string containing a parameter
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Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string including line breaks
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Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: What is Poedit?
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Download Poedit
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Install Poedit
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Create New Translation Template
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Create Translations
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Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Download and install GlotPress
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Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Create a project
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Import translation template
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Import translations
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Create new translation set
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Export translations
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