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Simply Schedule Appointments is translation-ready and is translated using the WordPress translation system. Anyone can contribute translations, but it can take a significant amount of time for those translations to be reviewed and approved by the team of volunteers that oversees the process.
Additionally, a translation isn’t considered complete until 95% of the strings are translated, reviewed, and approved. Only complete translations are downloaded and installed by default. So we’ve provided a tool to make it easy to download and use in-progress translations right away. The translations work whether you’re using a global WordPress language setting, a user language setting, or a multilingual plugin.
By default, Simply Schedule Appointments is available in U.S. English. As of November 2019, we have eight other translations far enough along to be usable for many cases:
- German / Deutsch
- Spanish (Spain) / Español
- Spanish (Mexico) / Español de México
- French (France) / Français
- Dutch / Nederlands
- Polish / Polski
- Portuguese (Portugal) / Português
- Portuguese (Brazil) / Português do Brasil
If there’s another language you’d like to use that’s missing, you can contribute a translation in your language.
Download and install a translation
To download and install an in-progress language pack, head to Settings > Translations.
On the translation screen, select one of the available translations from the dropdown menu:
Then click the Download and install button.
The language pack will be fetched, downloaded, and installed into the correct folder on your WordPress site.
Installed language packs
You’ll see the language packs that you’ve downloaded listed at the bottom of the screen:
Under the name of the language pack, there’s a link to Improve this translation. If you see any missing or incorrect translations, you can use this link to head right to where you can fix them.
On the right, you’ll see a refresh button that can be used to get a fresh copy of the language pack. This is handy for cases where you or other users have contributed new translations and you want those to be available for your site.
Using your language pack
Once you’ve got your language pack downloaded and installed, there are three different ways that you can put that to use on your site:
1. Set the global language for your site
From the WordPress dashboard, head to Settings > General and look for the Site Language setting:
2. Set the language for your user
Each user can select their own language. To change your preferred language for your user, from the WordPress dashboard, head to Users > Your profile and look for the Language setting:
3. Use a multilingual plugin
If your site should be available in multiple languages, set up a multilingual plugin like WPML or Polylang. Those will let you define a set of languages in which your site should be available and help you through getting all of your content translated.