Overview of Translation

Almost 50% of Web Users are non-english speakers. So web globalization and internationalizing the websites is vital and should be taken into consideration when building a website.

Moura theme has already been localized and is translation-ready. It comes with a .pot file that contains the static texts of the theme. It allows you to translate the theme in any language you want.

WordPress Language

The very first step to translate your theme into your own language is changing the WordPress Language. To do so, follow below steps:

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin Panel
  2. Click the Settings on the Dashboard
  3. Go to General
  4. Change the Site Language

After changing the site language, the admin panel will be displayed in your language.


i18n: Internationalization is an abbreviation of internationalization because there are 18 letters between “i” and “n”.

l10n: Localization 10 stands for 10 letters between l and n in localization.

g11n: Globalization Same reason

POT: Portable Object Template

PO: Portable Object

MO: Machine Object