13) Big in Japan: A Guide for Themes and Internationalization Shannon Smith

You’ve just built a great theme, but how can you get more people to use it?

All the steps you’ll need to follow to get your brand new theme internationalized and localized.

If gettext, Poedit, POT files GlotPress, all seem like a foreign language to you, this session will change that.

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of WordPress themes.

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is the founder of Café Noir Design, a boutique Montreal web design studio specializing in multilingual web development.

She builds beautiful, functional websites that her clients can update themselves and that are easy for search engines to find.

She supports things like making the web accessible for everyone, using open source software, helping organizations find greener more sustainable ways to operate through online technology and helping non-profits with online community organizing.

She’s also a sewist and mother of four.