The bulletin board bbPress also exists as a WordPress plugin for perfect integration. However, it has been a true pain to translate it.
Most often when I install new plugins, I translate them myself using the Codestyling Localization plugin. This way, I know exactly what text that could end up on my site… But I got quite chocked when I was done scanning the bbPress plugin for sentences.
More than 700 sentences… well, I was not going to do that manually.
But try googling “bbpress plugin localization” or stuff like that. You end up with loads of tips on localizing a bbPress standalone installation or plugins for bbPres.
However, I succeded in finding a link for GlotPress (translate.wordpress.org). I must confess, that I didn’t knew this existed.
These were the steps:
- Go to http://translate.wordpress.org/projects/bbpress/plugin
- Find your language
- Log in with your WordPress.org forum username and password (or create one)
- Use the Export function at the bottom to export for .po or .mo (or both)
- Let the files go into your /wp-content/plugins/bbpress/bbp-languages folder with the name bbpress-xx_XX.po/.mo