1. Document Library Pro
  2. Advanced Usage

Translating Document Library Pro into other languages

Document Library Pro works with most WordPress multilingual plugins, including WeglotTranslatePress and WPML. You can also create your own translations.

Translations Included with the plugin

Many of our customers have kindly contributed translations to the plugin. Currently, the WooCommerce Document Library plugin comes with complete translations for English and Dutch.

To translate the plugin into other languages, simply select your website’s language from the Settings → General menu in the WordPress admin dashboard.

WPML

If you are using Document Library Pro with WPML then you can translate the text in the plugin using WPML's String Translations feature.

Creating your own translations

You may wish to translate the plugin yourself. To do this you will need to follow the steps below.

The PO and MO file

In order to translate the plugin into your chosen language, you will need to create two files:

  1. A .po file, e.g. document-library-pro-it_IT.po
  2. A .mo file, e.g. document-library-pro-it_IT.mo

The .po file contains the actual translations. The .mo file is a machine-readable version, and is normally generated automatically from the .po file. (If you use software such as PoEdit, this will happen automatically each time you save your translations.)

The .pot file for the plugin is provided in the plugin's /languages folder. You use this file to translate the plugin into your chosen language. We would recommend PoEdit for making your translation, but you can of course use an alternate method.

Once you have made your translation, save the file as document-library-pro-<locale>.po, replacing <locale> as appropriate. For example, the locale for Italian is it_IT, so the file name would be: document-library-pro-it_IT.po.

Your .mo file should have the same format, e.g. document-library-pro-it_IT.mo.

Uploading the files

Upload the files to this location:

<your website>/wp-content/languages/plugins/

Contributing your translation to the plugin

If you create your own translation for Document Library Pro, then we would love to add it to the plugin!

Please contact us and attach your files so we can add them to a future release.

Does the plugin support RTL/right-to-left languages?

Yes, if you select a RTL language such as Hebrew under Settings → General then the text direction should go from right to left automatically throughout your website.

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