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Translation doesn't show

Posted: June 3, 2014 at 6:10 am

Dennis Overhage

June 3, 2014 at 6:10 am


I’ve read and tried everything in this topic without luck:

I downloaded the dutch language files from GitHub and edited them using the Localization plugin as not everything was translated (correctly) but the changes won’t show. My .mo and .po language files are called event_espresso-nl_NL are placed in both wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/languages and wp-content/uploads/espresso/languages.

My wp_config.php states define(‘WPLANG’, ‘nl_NL’);

I don’t what else to do to get the complete translation visible on the site, both front- and backend. Please help!


June 3, 2014 at 6:14 am

Have you made sure the PO and MO were downloaded correctly? It’s very easy to download them incorrectly and end up with valid looking, but corrupt files (I lost hours that that once…)

To download the PO file – left click the link on the main page and then right click the Raw button in the top right of the page that comes up and save as.

To download the MO file – left click the link on the main page, and then left click the View Raw text link in the middle of the page that comes up.

Also make sure you are downloading the right ones:



Dennis Overhage

June 3, 2014 at 6:38 am

Thanks Dean for the quick response!

I have downloaded both files the way you suggested and placed them in the map wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/languages using FTP software. Since the language files are incomplete I have scanned the files using Localization plugin, received a access error. Now, my wp-admin broke down and only shows a white screen. Front-end still okay. What happened :S

Dennis Overhage

June 3, 2014 at 8:40 am

Turns out my event-espresso plugin somehow reached critical failure. For those who might me facing the same in the future: Using FTP-client go to wp-content/plugins and change the map event-espresso to event-espresso.hold. Now log back in to wp-admin, delete and reinstall event-espresso plugin.

So back to my initial problem. Translations still won’t show up. Any ideas?

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

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June 3, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Hi Dennis,

Could you please create a temporary WordPress admin login and a temporary SFTP/FTP login so we can take a closer look at this issue?

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Dennis Overhage

June 5, 2014 at 9:01 am

We found a solution that I will share with the rest of you.

I stopped using the Localization plugin and downloaded POEdit to translate the files I downloaded from GitHub (as described above). I then placed the updated .po and .mo files into the folder wp-content/uploads/espresso/languages and I was able to translate almost all of my front- and backend. The remaining lines I will have to adjust within the coding.

Thanks for the input!

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