change language to french

Hello, how to change budypresstheme into french?

  • Tom Eagles
    • Syntax Hero

    @Martial which theme do you mean?

    You would need to create the .po file in french using a program called poedit, basically it allows you to translate every string from one language to another. you then save the file upload it to your site and adda language switching widget.

  • Martial
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    its budypress fun theme. how to create that po and where to upload it?
    i am not a developer. loll so dont understand. can you be more clear?

    you can check the site ,
    also how can i change menu and remove seach area at the left menu?

  • Tom Eagles
    • Syntax Hero

    ok so in the zip file there is a folder called languages.

    In there is a file called en_EN.po (this is the file that has all the language values in it)

    download this program from here (its called poedit)

    open that en_EN.po with the program

    you will see a list of values appear in the top half

    below that are two smaller areas

    One has the original English text
    below that is the space for you to enter your language
    translate everything in that list then save it in your case you want to save it as

    then copy that into the language folder.

    Now go to and find a simple language switcher that can go on your site when they select the language they can switch from english to french or french to english etc. or you can have your site only in french.

    Hope this is clearer

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Martial,

    Welcome to WPMU Dev!

    What do you mean you are not a developer?

    Are you building a web site?

    If you answered yes to my last question you are indeed a developer.

    You may not be a coder, or a theme coder, but you are indeed a Developer.

    It appears that tom.eagles has sent you on the absolute correct path and is spot on with his answer.

    Some rep points for you Tom!

    Thank you for being a WPMU Dev Community Member!

    Cheers, Joe

  • Martial
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    sure i am already a developer by working on wordpress.
    but not easy, need to learn every day. i will perhaps become a coder.
    Now want to build a awesome budypress community its seem to be a hard work.
    lets me try :slight_smile:

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