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Language installation EE4

Posted: October 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm


October 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Hi there,

– WP 4.0
– EE
– new installation

i installed EE4 an now i will use the german langauge files from

now files (.po + .mo) were copy in the directory /wp-content/uploads/espresso/languages

but nothing is in the other language. i know only 14% of it is translated but a few words are translated (i looked for it) for backend and frontend but everything is english.

what should i do too?

very thanks for helping


October 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm

…and in my wp-config.php i don´t find a snipped like “define (‘WPLANG’,);” that can i change in “define (‘WPLANG’, ‘fr_FR’);”

so i test it to copy that snipped in the .php but thats not a goal

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

October 23, 2014 at 1:28 pm


We have a guide here on how to enable a new language in Event Espresso 4:

Since, you are wanting to use the German language, you’ll need to use this macro in your wp-config.php file:

define(‘WPLANG’, ‘de_DE’);

The middle of the file is a good spot to add it and be sure to save changes.

Next, be sure that you get the latest languages files from here:

The files will be downloaded to your computer and you’ll need to edit the file names so that they look like this (note the underscore and number 4):


The last step is to upload these files here:


You should then see some translations throughout your site.



October 24, 2014 at 2:53 am

Hi Lorenzo,

thanks for helping!
I did all what you say but i don´t see some translations!

– wp-config.php is edit (I test a few spots to add it)
– langauge files are downloaded, renamed and uploadet in the right folder

What can be the Problem?


  • Support Staff

October 24, 2014 at 3:29 am

Hi Trexirus,

There is a small error in instructions from Lorenzo above. The files names should not be:


They need to be:


If you rename those file the translations should then work.


October 24, 2014 at 3:38 am

i works! incredible 🙂



  • Support Staff

October 24, 2014 at 3:43 am

No problem at all 🙂

I’ll mark this thread resolved, have a great day!

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

September 13, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Hello again,

We have a new resource that explains how to translate Event Espresso. You can view it here:

Also, GlotPress now has translation strings that are up to date for the current version of Event Espresso.



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