How to Translate Client Document Manager or any WordPress Plugin

Smarty Client Document Manager now includes a localization system so you can translate the plugin to your own language using .po files. PO files use gettext function and it is the way that WordPress handles all localization. I will explain a little bit below on how to translate our .po files. This tutorial will also serve as a way to translate any WordPress plugin to your own language!

  1. First you want to open the smarty plugin directory and find the folder /languages/
  2. Next you want to download and install PoEdit which is a 3rd party program you will use edit the .po file. Download PoEdit by clicking here.
  3. Once PoEdit is installed double click on the default.po file and it should open up in PoEdit.
  4. Now that the po file is open you want to go to File>Save as.  The filename is very important, for this plugin you want to start the file with “sp-cdm” and end it with your locale code which can find here.  For instance if i were creating a spanish language file I would name the file “sp-cdm-es_ES.po” . Click save and PoEdit will generate two files. a “.po” which is your translation file and a “.mo” which is for WordPress. Your files should look like this:
  5. Now that you have created your file you can go through and edit your .po file and translate it! To translate a term just click on the term in top section, you will see the actual term in the middle section and you write your translated term in the  bottom section. I filled out the first one below.
  6. Go through each term and translate untill finished. Once complete go to File >Save and you are done!
  7. The rest is done straight through WordPress wp-config.php file but if your translating this plugin then you know how to do this. Those that do not, just open your wp-config.php and change the
    define(‘WPLANG’, ”);  To your locale code. For Spanish your WPLANG would look like this:

Your Done! We are also running a special, contact us and if we do not have your language we will give you the premium version FREE if you translate the plugin for us! Contact us for more information


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