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Moodle Theme Maker – How to translate theme settings

By default our Moodle theme Maker’s settings are in English. If your Moodle site is using a different language you can translate the theme settings from English to your language. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to translate the theme settings.

Step 1

Say you want to translate the theme settings into Dutch. You first need to find the “en” folder (maker > lang > en) and then make a duplication of the folder and rename it into “nl” (nl is Moodle short name for the dutch language pack).


Step 2

Open file: maker > lang > nl > theme_maker.php and replace all the English strings into Dutch.

Below is a comparison of the original English language file and the dutch language file:


Step 3

Once you’ve finished all your changes, you need to purge the Moodle cache to see the translations take effect on your site.

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