Problem using a .mo file for WPML, twentyeleven and Marketpress

Hello WPMU Team,

I am following the instructions in the WPML menu (Theme and Plugin Localization – towards the bottom there is a link to this page: I have downloaded the .mo file and placed in the correct directory.

I am translating into German. The de_DE file is found, as is the directory wp-includes/languages. Again on the WPML-Themes and Plugin Localization page, it is complaining “File not found!” under the heading “MO file in /wp-content/themes/twentyeleven”. There is however a .POT file in wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/languages/ – should I be expecting a .mo or .po file here?

I am also using Marketpress. Are there already good .mo files for German translation available for Marketpress in the public domain?

Thank you,


  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi Hoss and first off, welcome to WPMU DEV!

    MarketPress doesn’t come included with translations itself but it is fully translatable. In doing a quick search at Google for “marketpress german” I couldn’t find any existing German translations posted here. You might be able to refine that search though, to see if anyone’s posted one.

    As for translating Twenty Eleven, I thought that was included in the standard WP translation packages itself. Have you tried asking about that one over at the WPML forums?

    EDIT: I forgot to mention, the following thread may help if you’re looking to translate MarketPress.


  • Hoss
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Hi David,

    I’ve already searched google, WPMU and WPML forums without luck. I am absolutely new to this game and was hoping there was a community repository somewhere for these files. I’ll try posting this on WPML

    Btw – what is the relationship between WPMU and WPML? Should I have posted this on WPML in the first place?

    Thank you,


    EDIT: Thank you for that link. Looks like I will need to get my hands dirty with poedit…

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