# Add translation to a plugin

1. go to the github repository of the plugin, e. g. discourse-canned-replies.
• go to /config/locales folder of the plugin. you should see some yml files, like client.en.yml and server.en.yml.

• the client file is for the text parts in client side and is more important to be translated. texts in server file are only shown to admins.

• open the English yml file, as we want to first translate this file.

• press create new file button.

• copy the text in client.en.yml into the new file.

• change the first line from en to the proper locale name in discourse. e.g. I want to translate it to Persian, the correct locale name would be fa_IR.

• now translate the strings between quotations " to your preferred language.

• save the file into another file named client.fa.yml, if you’re translating it into German the name would be something like this client.de.yml.

• fill out the information for the file like: Persian translation of client.en.yml.

• then you should add a pull request, and wait for the plugin owner to accept it.

BTW, there are other topics which show the way for this, but as I didn’t find it in howto just added my own experience:

Events Plugin :calendar:
Locations Plugin