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Translating WooCommerce Product Table into other languages

Many of our customers have kindly contributed translations to the plugin. At the present time, WooCommerce Product Table comes with complete translations for: English and French, and partial translations for Spanish, Italian, German (formal and informal), Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Greek, Hebrew.

To use the plugin in one of these languages, simply set your site’s language under the Settings > General menu in the WordPress admin.

Creating your own translations

If your language is not listed above, you may wish to translate the plugin yourself. To do this you will need to follow the steps below.

The PO and MO file

In order to translate the plugin into your chosen language, you will need to create two files:

  1. A .po file, e.g. woocommerce-product-table-it_IT.po
  2. A .mo file, e.g. woocommerce-product-table-it_IT.mo

The .po file contains the actual translations. The .mo file is a machine-readable version, and is normally generated automatically from the .po file. (If you use software such as PoEdit, this will happen automatically each time you save your translations.)

The .pot file for the plugin is provided in the plugin’s /languages folder. You use this file to translate the plugin into your chosen language. We would recommend PoEdit for making your translation, but you can of course use an alternate method.

Once you have made your translation, save the file as woocommerce-product-table-<locale>.po, replacing <locale> as appropriate. For example, the locale for Italian is it_IT, so the file name would be: woocommerce-product-table-it_IT.po.

Your .mo file should have the same format, e.g. woocommerce-product-table-it_IT.mo.

Uploading the files

Upload the files to this location:

<your website>/wp-content/languages/plugins/

How to change the column headings to be different from the translation

WooCommerce Product Table has an option that you can use to change the column headings, so you don’t have to use the default translation provided. Please see the instructions on how to choose your own column headings.

Contributing your translation to the plugin

If you create a translation for a language we don’t currently support, we would love to add it to the plugin!

Please send us an email and attach your files so we can add them to a future release.

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