bbPress in Your Language
Like WordPress, bbPress has the built in capability to be used in any language. The instructions below assume you have already configured WordPress in Your Language and Installing WordPress in Your Language.
Like WordPress, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply bbPress translations or translation updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background. If your site is capable of one-click updates without entering FTP credentials, then your site should be able to automatically update translations.
Is your language missing?
bbPress translation packages are only updated if the translation is at 100% translated, if you do not see your language after updating your translations, please consider contributing to the the bbPress translation project, to get started see Translating WordPress and post any questions you have on the WordPress Polyglots blog.
Manually overriding the translations
1. For latest (stable) version of bbPress and dev
Go to https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/bbpress and select your preferred language e.g. Portuguese (Brazil)
Select 'Stable (latest release)' or 'Development (trunk)'.
Select 'all current' as '.po' and click ‘Export’ and save this file to a folder on your computer, do the same again this time selecting '.mo'
2. Until version 2.4.x
Go to https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/bbpress/ and select the version from the sub-projects
Select your preferred language e.g. Portuguese (Brazil)
Select 'all current' as '.po' and click ‘export’ and save this file to a folder on your computer, do the same again this time selecting '.mo'
How to use the language files
Rename each file of the files to bbpress-language_COUNTRY.extension
eg. bbpress-plugin-pt-br.po to bbpress-pt_BR.po
and bbpress-plugin-pt-br.mo to bbpress-pt_BR.mo.
Note: Ensure you use the
_ in the correct place per the above example.
Using FTP upload both the .po and .mo files to /wp-content/languages/bbpress/ of your WordPress installation. If the /wp-content/languages/ and /wp-content/languages/bbpress/ folders do not exist, create them.