Since 2015 German speaking WordPress users can choose between informal („Du“) and formal („Sie“) German, both in WordPress itself and its official themes including the popular TwentyTen theme.
The first release of Twenty Ten dates some years back, but it is still installed on numerous blogs and regularly updated. To make sure that your German language version is up to date, I have edited and proofread the German language files of TwentyTen and added the translations of previously missing strings.
Here you can download the informal and formal German language files (mo. and po.) for the TwentyTen theme in a new, improved translation:
How to install the German language files for TwentyTen:
- Click on the link above to download the German language files.
- Launch Filezilla, locate the folder where WordPress is installed, open it and go to WP-content -> languages -> themes. There you should find two twentyten-de_DE files and two twentyten-de_DE_formal files. Delete all four of them.
- In Filezilla, open the folder downloaded in step 1. It contains four files: The informal German language files (twentyten-de_DE) in po. and mo. format as well as the formal German language files (twentyten-de_DE_formal) in po. and mo. format.
- In Filezilla, move the four files from step 3 to the themes folder opened in step 2.
- Now go to the administration area of your WordPress site and click Settings in the left navigation sidebar. Scroll down to Website language at the very bottom and choose Deutsch for informal or Deutsch (Sie) for formal German. Click the button Save changes to save the new settings.
- Refresh the browser window in which you have opened your WordPress site to display the changes.
- The file names of the German language files must not be changed. Otherwise WordPress will not be able to locate them.
- Make sure to move the German language files of TwentyTen to the correct folder (WP-content -> languages -> themes, NOT wp-content -> themes -> TwentyTen -> languages!).