Simple translation editor for gettext and XLIFF

Poedit provides translators and developers with a powerful and intuitive editor for gettext (PO files) and XLIFF. It helps save time on mundane translation tasks with a lightweight and easy-to-use interface and smart features like pre-translation or direct WordPress integration.

Simple & Efficient Interface

Poedit is intentionally spartan so that the the focus is on the translation you're working on. Just you and the translation, no distractions.


Poedit suggests possible translations for you. It fetches the suggestions from a vast online database that contains hundreds of millions entries and, combines with your personal translation memory and adds state-of-the-art machine translation into the mix.

You can also pre-translate the entire file using Poedit’s huge online database and machine translation and then only correct the imperfections. This is often faster than using suggestions one by one and can be particularly effective when a lot of strings are commonly repeated, such as in themes translations.

Dedicated WordPress Support

Poedit has dedicated support for WordPress themes and plugins, and can directly connect to your server through FTP. You no longer have to work with locally saved copies of the plugins or themes (although you still can!), but can simply connect to the server and make changes directly there.

Work with Twig templates

Twig is one of the most popular templating languages for web development, used by Craft CMS, Drupal, or Grav. Poedit supports extraction of translation strings from Twig templates out of the box.

Collaborate with others

Poedit has a built in support for Crowdin, a localization management platform used for translation. Get access to all your projects and translate directly from the app.


Professionals need statistics to get paid. Poedit's word count is language-aware, conforms to the latest Unicode Standard and has built-in, dictionary-based support for text in languages such as Chinese, Japanese or Thai.

For Developers Too

Developers can use Poedit to maintain their translation files (or templates) and keep them fresh. It may be too simple for more complicated projects, but most of the time, that simplicity comes handy.

Safety Checks

Gettext can be tricky at times. One accidentally added % may break things if you're unlucky. Not to worry, though, Poedit checks for common problems and warns you.

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Latest Version: 2.2.4
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