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Install and Activate Loco Translate
The default language for Pie Forms form builder is English. If you are not a native English speaker, using Pie Forms can be challenging. But there are plugins that can help you make your Pie Form builder multilingual.
You can use the Loco Translate plugin to make your form builder back end accessible in multiple languages! Here is a tutorial on how to use this simple plugin.
Installl and Activate Loco Translate
To get started, log in to your WordPress admin dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New.
- Download the plugin from the Add New option in your Plugins section of your Dashboard.
- Locate the Loco Translate Plugin and install it.
- Once it is installed, click Activate.
The plugin will now show in your list of Active Plugins.
Once the plugin is installed and activated, you can access it from your admin dashboard.
Go to Loco Translate and locate Pie Forms in the “Running plugins” list as shown in the image below.
Click on Pie Forms in the Running plugins section, and it will take you to the Pie Forms translations page for Loco Translate.
Loco Translate gives you many languages to choose from, as shown in the first box on the image below.
Add a New Language
You can also add a new language of your preference as per your need. Check the above screenshot.
If you click on the “New Language” option, you are taken to the New Language page of Pie Forms Loco Translate. Here, you can choose any language you want from the drop-down or opt for the Custom Language option.
Remember to save the translation file in the “Choose a location” section. Make sure you save it in the “System” location as the image shows. This will ensure that updates do not overwrite your translations to Pie Forms.
You can start translating once you are done by clicking on the “Start Translating” button.
The next page will show you a list of all the text strings from your form builder. For each text string, you will have to enter translations manually.
For this tutorial, as shown in the image, the language we have chosen is Polish, and the text string we have chosen is “Admin Email Settings.”
After you have finished translating all the text strings, you can hit Save.
To view the result, you must first go to Dashboard > Settings.
Go to General Settings > Site Language and set the site language to the one you have translated.
For this tutorial, we are using Polish, as shown below.
Note: The language options in WordPress Dashboard Site Language Settings are in local languages. We have chosen Polish, which is locally known as Polski as shown in the image above.
Once you have set your desired site language, hit save. Now you can check your form builder.
Here is what the “Admin Email Settings” text looks like in Polish.
Save your translations
Just like we have added a Polish translation to one text string in the form builder, you can add it to all translations. After each addition, don’t forget to hit save!
That’s it! You are now fully capable of using Loco Translate to translate your form builder back end!
To make Pie Forms multilingual for your users you can check our guide here.
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