Blade also offers multiple predefined positions for the language switcher, in the top bar of our Theme and in the Menu Elements, just beside the menu. Additionally, if you need to adjust a custom language switcher there is a specific reference in here.
Undoubtedly, Greatives team recommends the usage of WPML with Blade if you wish to make your WP site runs multilingual with the easiest and safest way.
How to translate the strings without WPML
First of all, we recommend to use the PO Edit to edit and/or translate the static strings of Blade.
When you install it follow the steps below:
- Go to /blade/languages/ folder, open the .pot file and generate the po/mo files in your language.
- Translate the strings in your language into the “Translation” column.
- Click to save the file when you finish the translation. Then one .mo file will be created in the same directory.
- Upload these 2 files in /blade/languages/ folder.
- Finally, you need to go to Settings > General and at the bottom of this page select your preferred language.
Keep in mind that you do not need to translate all the theme’s strings, you can freely choose what to translate.
Last but not least, Blade is fully compatible with the Polylang plugin.
Interested in translating a language for Blade?
It would be grateful if you could help us translating Blade in multiple languages. If your language isn’t included in Blade and you translate it on your own, we’d really appreciate it if you could send it to us. In addition, we will include it in the next update of Blade, so you won’t have to re-upload it. Finally, this will also help out many other users of Blade.