This guide applies to:

  • Basic Edition
  • Plus Edition
  • Pro Edition
  • Business Edition

Simply Schedule Appointments is translation-ready

Simply Schedule Appointments is translation-ready and we are welcoming translations from contributors through  the WordPress translation system.

We currently have some translations in progress, and the WordPress community provides a Translator Handbook to help new translators get started.

Using translations that are underway

If you’d like to use the translations that are underway but not yet complete, here is how you can do that:

Download and install a translation

To download and install an in-progress language pack, head to Settings > Translations.

Screen shot of the link to the translations settings page
The translations settings link

On the translation screen, select one of the available translations from the dropdown menu:

Screen shot of the language selection form and submit button
Select a language

Then click the Download and Install button.

The language pack will be fetched, downloaded,  and installed into the correct folder of your WordPress site.

Installed language packs

You’ll see the language packs that you’ve downloaded listed at the bottom of the screen:

Screen shot of the list of language packs downloaded and installed
List of language packs that have been installed

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 on 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:

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Site language setting in general settings

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:

Screen shot of the user language setting
User language setting on a user’s profile page

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.