Other Translation Tools

There are a number of other tools you can use to translate WordPress projects, most of them are listed below. Just keep in mind that after you finish your translation, you will need to go to translate.wordpress.org and import the relevant gettext files, as the language packages are built from there.

GNU Gettext

The official Gettext tools package contains command-line tools for creating POTs, manipulating POs, and generating MOs. This tool is for those comfortable with a command shell.


An open source program for Windows, Mac OS X and UNIX/Linux which provides an easy-to-use GUI for editing PO files and generate MO files.


The Ubuntu Linux project has a web site that allows you to both translate messages without even looking at a PO or POT file, and export directly to a MO. In general, the WordPress projects on LaunchPad are out of date. If you’re working on a current translation of WordPress, be sure to contact the team before making changes to the translation in LaunchPad.


A PO file editor that works directly in your browser.


A localization platform.


A tool that can be installed under Linux, Windows, Mac OS X that offers powerful translation features to help you with your translation.


An open source web-based translation system. The server hosted at locamotion.org currently has WordPress translation enabled on it. As with LaunchPad, check with the current translation team before using Pootle.


Another open source PO editing program for the KDE window manager on Linux.