NextGEN Gallery supports a complete internationalization (i18n) implementation as of version 2.0.63 with the following languages currently available: ColumnParagraph

The list below shows NextGEN Gallery translations of languages (lower case) with their specific country code (upper case, if used). We have also noted the version and date that they became available. We will be using the language's "name" and the language's"code" as links to the appropriate .mo and .po files respectively.

For the default (English) version of the .po file please follow this link.

How to edit or create a .po file

You should be using the "RAW" version of the .po file by either copying and pasting the contents or saving the link as a (.po) file. You can use PoEdit to edit and create new translations files.
In order for your Language file to work you need to "compile" your .po file into a .mo file.
You can also do this with PoEdit.

It is very important to use the correct naming convention no matter which folder you save your translation files (.mo and .po)  in. The naming convention follows these rules:

How to use my own .po and .mo files?

Most of the current translation .mo files can be found under:

But we strongly recommend using the WordPress default languages folder as the best location to use for saving your translations (upgrade safe):

Please note, if the language translation files are already included with NextGEN Gallery adding your own to the WordPress language folders will not take precedence over them.

My translation doesn't work

If you add your NextGEN Gallery translation files and they appear not to work you may still need to edit your WordPress wp-config.php file to ensure your installation is also using the same locale's language files.
To check if your WordPress configuration file does not have your language defined, just locate the following lines:

* WordPress Localized Language, defaults to English.
*
* Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the chosen
* language must be installed to wp-content/languages. For example, install
* de_DE.mo to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to 'de_DE' to enable German
* language support.
*/
define('WPLANG', '');

You will find additional languages defined in this area. Now you can either modify the definition statement that exists or you can add a new line and comment out the default (English) definition line to add your own language. The following would be an example of how to ensure the Czech language files are used across the entire site:

/**
* WordPress Localized Language, defaults to English.
*
* Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the chosen
* language must be installed to wp-content/languages. For example, install
* de_DE.mo to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to 'de_DE' to enable German
* language support.
*/
// define('WPLANG', '');
define('WPLANG', 'cs_CZ');

How can I contribute?

Please help us to translate the plugin!
Being able to use NextGEN Gallery in your native language is very important. We would be very happy to have translations for the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Malay/Indonesian
  • ... and your language!

If you would like to help us to translate NextGEN Gallery into your language, please read here to gain an understanding of how to translate a WordPress plugin (if you are not already familiar with the process). We suggest downloading the poEdit tool to translate the nggallery.po file found in the NextGEN Gallery plugin folder on your server. This file can be found in the following location:

Once you are finished, please use our Contact Us form to share your .po and .mo NextGEN Gallery translations files. Please also include the following with your submission:

  • A name and/or website we can link to as a credit note (if you like).
  • Confirmation that you agree to license the translation under GNU GPL.

You can also collaborate directly on WordPress.org. Please feel free to check our project: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/nextgen-gallery/

NextGEN Plus and NextGEN Pro translations

The principle is the same and you can locate the path to the .po and .mo files here: nextgen-gallery-pro\modules\nextgen_pro_i18n\lang\

Can I use a translation plugin?

Sure, we have tested our plugin with Loco Translate and it works great! https://wordpress.org/plugins/loco-translate/

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