Originally from ticket #155.
Hi, I am using the Belief theme and it has been great, but I have trouble getting the WP keywords translated into Chinese. I asked this question on the old forum but that's all deleted now :-(. I've created a site on www.ammu.org.tw and am not a native Chinese speaker, so using WP in English. How can I change the words for example in the contact form, into Chinese? I have used Poedit and created a zh_TW.po and .mo file, and something worked the first time I changed the wp-config.php file but now I updated the zh_TW.po file and I dont know how to get that to change on the site. Sorry if this is meant to be straightforward, it's my first WP project. Thanks for your time.
by default, you have a en_EN.po file in the languages theme folder. It is a dictionary that contains all terms from the theme. Do tot confuse it with WP dictionary (the languages folder sitting in wp-content, it should have it's .po file and it's for the backend/wordpress default words).
Edit en_EN.po file, save the translation, and after saving you'll obtain a en_EN.mo file. Now you can just rename this .mo file and place it in the languages theme folder. Name of the file should be the same like in wp-config.php file.
Wish you success with that! Cheers!