bookmark_borderTranslating Gravity Forms (or an add-on) using Poedit

In this article, we explain how you can use Poedit, the Gettext translations editor, to create and update translations for Gravity Forms (or an add-on).

Getting Started

  1. Download the latest build of Gravity Forms or the Add-On to be translated.

  2. Extract the ZIP.

  3. poedit-downloadVisit https://poedit.net/ and download a copy of Poedit. Downloads are available for both Windows and OS X.

  4. welcome-to-poeditInstall and open Poedit.

Creating a New Translation

  1. poedit-create-new-translationOn the Welcome to Poedit screen click the Create new translation button.

  2. poedit-select-source-fileSelect the .pot file in the languages directory of the plugin you extracted earlier then click Open.

  3. poedit-translation-languageSelect the language of the translation.

  4. See Translate those Strings

  5. poedit-save-new-translationSave the new translation by going to File > Save. The language ISO code should already be populated. Prefix that with the plugin slug e.g. gravityformscapsulecrm. Choose where the file should be saved then click Save.

Updating an Existing Translation

  1. poedit-edit-a-translationOn the Welcome to Poedit screen click the Edit a translation button.

  2. poedit-select-po-fileSelect the .po file for the translation you want to edit then click Open.

  3. poedit-select-source-fileTo pull in any new strings which need translating, and remove any translations for strings which no longer exist in Gravity Forms (or add-on) go to Catalog > Update from POT file. Select the .pot file in the languages directory of the plugin you extracted earlier then click Open.

  4. See Translate those Strings

  5. Save the updated translation by going to File > Save.

Translate those Strings

  1. poedit-translation-editorOn the editor screen you’ll be presented with a list of all the strings available for translating. Untranslated strings are shown in bold.

    Select the string you want to translate from the list at the top and then enter your translation in the pane at the bottom.

    Poedit may also offer translation suggestions in the pane on the right. Click on the translation to use it.

    Translate as many or as few strings as you like.

Share Your Translation

  1. To compile the translation MO file for use by Gravity Forms (or add-on) go to File > Compile to MO. Choose where the file should be saved then click Save.

  2. Open a support ticket or use our Contact Us form and let us know you would like to contribute your translations. We’ll reply informing you how best to send them to us. Once we have your files we will get them included in the next plugin update and on the Translations page of the support site. We will also credit you in the change log and on the Translations page.