Translation of theme and plugin .po language can easily be made right in the WordPress dashboard. Loco Translate reads the .pot template file, provides you with a solid user interface to locate and translate strings, and compiles the .mo files for you. Sounds confusing. It really is not.
For this site, I’ve added a melon and an avocado to the UK English version of the Previous and Next Post buttons… Just because I felt like it. 🥑
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Loco Translate provides in-browser editing of WordPress translation files. It also provides localization tools for developers, such as extracting strings and generating templates.https://wordpress.org/plugins/loco-translate/