How to translate front end into French


I have installed and configure successfully Appointments+ on my website and as it is a French website, I would like to have all the wording on the front end in French..!

I have done some tests changing the appointments.pot file wording but it doesn't show up after uploading it.

My concern is mainly about the form "Service name, Service provider, etc." , the calendar buttons "Previous Month, Next Month" and the 2 letters for the days in the table.

Could you please let me know where I can implement the French words instead of the English ones?

Many thanks in advance,

Kind regards,

Christele Ance

  • Jack Kitterhing

    Hi there @Christele,

    Hope you're well today and thanks for your question.

    1. First you'll need to download and install Poedit. You can get it here:

    2. Download Appointments+ and unzip the file. Take a look in the languages folder. You'll see a *.pot file. This is the language template file provided by the plugin developer to allow it to be translated by Wordpress

    3. Run Poedit, and open up that .pot file. You will see the list of every text that is included with the plugin.

    4. Go through the list, and for each time you wish to change something, first click it in the list. You will see the "Source text" box update. Now just enter what you wish to be included instead of that text in the translation box.

    It's a long list, so to quickly find instances of "Service Provider" be sure to use the "find" function (cmd+F on Mac, and ctrl+F on PC)

    5. When you're done translating, click "Validate" to make sure there aren't any errors.

    6. Now save the file. This will automatically create a .mo file. This is the compiled version of your translation that Wordpress can read faster than the full text version.

    7. Rename the .mo file to include the country code. For example, with Appointments+ it would be "" Except replace the en_US part with whatever language code you need. You can find references to the codes here:

    8. Upload to your site and place in the languages folder of appointments+ (wp-content/plugins/appointments/languages)

    9. Tell Wordpress to look for translations. This can be done by placing the following line in your wp-config.php file:

    define('WPLANG', 'en_US');

    As you did before when renaming the file, replace the en_US part with whatever language code you need. You can find references to the codes here:


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