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mo files and glotpress

Posted: March 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Gijsbert Vandeweerdt

March 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm


I found some translations in my current EE3 that are incomplete or incorrect (in Dutch). And I want them right. So I asked for a translation permission.

I’ve been reading about these translations. From what I understand EE3 uses Glotpress.
Question 1: I don’t understand why the translation in Glotpress is correct
First Name Voornaam
And on my site it is not correct?
(it still says ‘First Name’ instead of ‘Voornaam’)
Doesn’t it take the PO file from Glotpress?

Question 2: I’ve created my own .mo file using poedit and uploaded it to wp-content/uploads/espresso/languages
What does it take now for the plugin to use that particular file?
I named it
I don’t see my updates in the website.

Thanks for considering these questions.

WP 3.8.1
Event Espresso versie

Gijsbert Vandeweerdt

March 12, 2014 at 2:25 pm

In wp-config it says
define(‘WPLANG’, ‘nl_NL’);

so this should be okay

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

March 12, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Hi Gijsbert,

The name should should translated. Could you please adjust the name of your language file to:

It should go in this location:



Gijsbert Vandeweerdt

March 13, 2014 at 2:28 am

Thank you. I did export the mo file from glotpress now and uploaded it to the right dir with the exact name you mentioned.

However, the first name is still in English while in Glotpress it is translated as it should be in Dutch.
What am I missing?


Gijsbert Vandeweerdt

March 13, 2014 at 2:29 am

Gijsbert Vandeweerdt

March 13, 2014 at 2:30 am


March 13, 2014 at 2:42 am


Questions and Question Groups are not translated via mo/po files.

Please go to Questions and Question Groups pages in the Event Espresso menu and edit them accordingly.

Gijsbert Vandeweerdt

March 13, 2014 at 3:31 am

ok, got it. mo files and questions can be translated now.
thank you.

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

September 13, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Hi there Gijsbert,

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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