How To Translate Food & Cook.

Food & Cook is a multi-language-ready theme. To translate this theme:

1. Get Poedit

There are different editors out there for the purpose of editing .po files, but POEdit is easy to use, it is available for all platforms and it is freeware.

You can get it here:

2. Start translating

    • Go to your theme files installation and navigate to wp-content > themes > food-cook > includes > lang.


  • Open default.po using poedit.
  • Choose the line you want to translate and then check the lower part of the POEdit window where you will find a textarea to add the correct translation.


  • When you are done translating all needed strings save the file with your language code, for example: de_DE.po. The corresponding .mo file will be auto created. Make you save the file in the previous “lang” folder.
  • Navigate go Settings > General > Site Language. Choose your language. ( If you’ve set your po filename as nl_NL, you choose Netherlands, for complete list : )

3. Updating The Translations Catalogue

  1. You will need to do this when new strings included after theme’s update. By doing this the poedit will register new strings to your previously translated .po file, so you dont need to do it again from scratch.
  2. After you updated the theme to the new version go to your theme files installation and navigate to wp-content > themes >food-cook > lang. .
  3. Open default.po using poedit.
  4. Find update button on the top of the software windows and save your file after you translated the new strings.
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