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Step-by-step tutorial on how to translate EE4?

Posted: July 23, 2015 at 4:23 am

Martijn Siemes

July 23, 2015 at 4:23 am

I want my Event Espresso in Dutch. I know that’s a standard language in the package, but how do I activate it? And does it translate everything (including standard pages)?


  • Support Staff

July 23, 2015 at 4:29 am

We have a guide to translating Event Espresso here:

You need to follow the steps here:

Then here:

And does it translate everything (including standard pages)

The EE translations files will only translate strings within Event Espresso.

Martijn Siemes

July 23, 2015 at 5:02 am

I had found that, but how do I translate and edit things like confirmation pages and pop-ups, e-mail and button texts?


  • Support Staff

July 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

Almost all strings within Event Espresso, both front end (which include the EE confirmation pages) and the admin can be translated using the PO/MO files.

Confirmation emails are a little different in that EE installs a template file to the database on activation, so translations only happen on install (or a template reset). You can edit the PO/MO files, upload those to your site and reset the templates, or simply edit the emails from within Event Espresso -> Messages.

Button texts can also be done through those files.

Is there specific strings you can’t find currently?

Martijn Siemes

July 23, 2015 at 6:03 am

In what directory can I find those PO/MO files?


  • Support Staff

July 23, 2015 at 6:51 am

Have you translated using PO and MO files before?

The PO files are available through our GlotPress project, for EE4 that is here:

You download your specific PO files, rename the file to use the correct filename, open it up in POEdit to add any custom translations.

When you save the file POEdit will generate a MO file for WordPress to use, place that within wp-content/uploads/espresso/languages/

This is explained further within the tutorial:


July 23, 2015 at 7:10 am


All the language files are here:

Click the appropriate version
Click the appropriate language
Scroll down and click the Export link making sure the right file type is seelcted (.po or .mo)

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

  • Support Staff

September 12, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Hello again Martijn,

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 Event Espresso 4.8.x platform.


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