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The language strings for UpStream are located in 3 places:

  1. The main UpStream plugin
  2. The UpStream extensions
  3. The UpStream settings

In this guide, we’ll show you how to translate the UpStream extensions.


In this guide, we’ll show you how to translate the main UpStream plugin.

We recommend Poedit as a way to translate UpStream. Here’s how the translation process works:

  • Run the installation script for Poedit on your desktop. Click “Create New Translation”.

  • Choose the language for your translation:

You will see a list of all the English translations. On the right-hand side there’s a blank space waiting for your translation:

  • At the bottom of the screen, you can enter your translation text into the “Translation” field:

  • PoEdit is a particularly useful tool because it will automatically give you translation suggestions:

  • When you’re finished, click “Save” in Poedit:

  • Poedit will export both a .po and an .mo file for you.
  • Place these in the /wp-content/languages/upstream/ folder. Create this folder if it doesn’t exist.

IMPORTANT: please note that this folder is not inside the main /upstream/ plugin folder. If you place your translation files there, they will be deleted when the UpStream plugin updates.

  • If your site is running your language (in this case, Spanish), UpStream will automatically detect your new files and change to your language:

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