The Graphene theme has so far been translated into 39 languages (41 including two English locales). The list of languages that the Graphene theme has been translated into is as follows:
- Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR), by Leonardo Antonioli
- European Portuguese (pt_PT), by PL Monteiro
- English (en_US), default WordPress language
- English (en_GB)
- French (fr_FR), by Wolforg, updated by Hervé, Fonfon, and Svend Walter
- German (de_DE), by Sebastian Brandner, updated by Kristine Siedentop
- Italian (it_IT), by Ermes Gelosa, updated by Antonio Ranesi
- Malay (ms_MY), by Syahir Hakim
- Polish (pl_PL), by Dariusz Francuz, updated by Agard Khaardin
- Spanish (es_ES), by Eduardo Larequi
- Norwegian (nb_NO), by Tommy Stephansen
- Chinese (PRC) (zh_CN), by Alex Chen
- Chinese (Taiwan) (zh_TW), by NavCore
- Swedish (sv_SE), by Gary Ward
- Turkish (tr_TR), by Gürol Barin
- Japanese (ja), by Masato Maekawa
- Persian (fa_IR), by Dayan
- Dutch (nl_NL), by Jeffrey Tummers
- Arabic (ar), by Amal Abdul
- Danish (da_DK), by Kim Nørrebo
- Czech (cs_CZ), by Ondřej Pašťalka
- Hungarian (hu_HU), by Major Gabor
- Russian (ru_RU), by Andreas Beraz, updated by Tobi
- Belarussian (be_BY), by Alexander Ovsov
- Ukrainian (uk), by Igor Lisovuy
- Bulgarian (bg_BG), by Nikolay Boyukliev
- Urdu (ur_UR), by Selftest Engine
- Serbian (sr_RS), by Balkanboy Media
- Greek (el), by Nikos Karadimas
- Kurdish Sorani (ckb), by Hamid Qamishi
- Romanian (ro_RO), by Alexander Ovsov
- Hebrew (he_IL) by Udi Burg
- Slovenian (sl_SI) by Branco Radenovich
- Indonesian (id_ID) by Stefan Russell
- Croation (hr) by Nik
- Finnish (fi) by Rene Rendic and Eero Tuomenoksa
- Icelandic (is_IS) by Sigurður Guðbrandsson
- Filipino (fil) by Mikael Rieck
- Slovak (sk_SK) by Martin Kucharik
- Albanian (sq_AL) by Gent Ukehajdaraj
- Latvian (lv_LV) by Arvid Linde
Language pack update
Sometimes, language files are updated after the latest version of the theme has been published on the WordPress.org themes repository. The updated language files will always be included with each of the theme’s update. However, you can also download the latest language pack for the theme while waiting for the next update.
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After you’ve downloaded the language pack, extract it and replace the theme’s
languages folder and its contents with the one you just extracted.
Add your language
If you’re interested in translating the theme into your own language which has not been listed above, please join the Graphene Theme Developers, Testers, and Translators group and send a message to the group stating your interest. We’ll take it from there.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the technical expertise to do the translation. It’s fairly straightforward and we have written a guide on how to translate the theme.
The translations bundled with the theme are just for the strings that come with the theme. To translate the various contents of your site and make your WordPress-powered site fully multilingual, you can utilise one of the many available multilingual plugins for WordPress.
Since adding full-fledged multilingual support to WordPress requires deep integration and intricate content filtering, compatibility issues between the multilingual plugin and the theme may arise.
For this reason, you’ll be glad to know that the Graphene theme has been tested and officially certified to be compatible with one of the most popular multilingual plugins for WordPress, WPML.
How to use these languages in your website
Many times I have seen the theme users not taking advantage of the available language files included with the theme. I have created a video tutorial outlining on how to use languages other than English for your WordPress site.
Note though that this video when the Graphene theme was in an earlier version, so you may see some differences in the demonstration theme.