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Problems with Italian translation

  1. I have two problems with the Italian translation on the choco theme:

    The first is where it says, '4 bloggers like this' (for example) underneath an article. This has been translated into Italian as '4 blogger come questo' which is the translation of the preposition 'like' and not the verb. It doesn't make any sense in Italian. I would like to suggest that the phrase should be changed to, 'Questo piace a 4 blogger'.

    However I can't find this string in the community translator for my theme.

    The second is where it says, 'Pubblicato da Tony su 25/09/2017 in....' In this case 'su' is the translation of the English 'on' which we use for dates but which isn't used in Italian. Here, for simplicity, I would suggest simply omitting the 'su' and just leaving the date.

    I have tried changing this with the community translator but it will not allow me to simply eliminate "su" without replacing it with something else!

    Can anyone help?

    The blog I need help with is

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  3. Hi @tarquille, this is a retired theme so I'm not sure how well it will work with the community translator, but you can try submitting your suggestion here:

    The "bloggers like this" string may be coming from here or here, rather than from your theme. Can you submit your suggestions to both?

  4. Thank you Timethief: I am already subscribed and will be patient.

    Supernovia, I have already visited the first link you provided and made a suggestion regarding the second problem (publishing date). I wanted to suggest removing "su" and leaving it blank but that wasn't possible so I had to put in the article "il" which isn't ideal but a lot better than "su". Ideal would be nothing.

    Regarding the first problem (like), it does not appear on the Choco theme page.

    What does it mean when a theme is "retired"? Should I consider changing it? Are there other themes with similar characteristics that I could look at and that would not mean masses of reworking?


  5. OK, I see a submission for li instead fo su already; it's awaiting moderation. I noted this is just "on" by itself. Not sure if it will work in every context in this theme, and that's likely what's holding up approval.

    Also, translations don't usually get pushed through until the theme has quite a few more translations ready to go, so you might check these to see if there are any you can help with. Looks like there are only these, and since they are names and links they probably can be the same:

  6. Yes, I made those suggestions the other day. So maybe it's just a question of time?

    What about my question regarding "retired" themes? Any suggestions?

  7. I would change the theme, yes. What do you like best about the one you have? Maybe we can make some recommendations.

  8. I like the elegance, the warmth and I find the sidebar very useful. I wouldn't want to change theme and find myself with a mass of work to do to get everything looking good again!

  9. So, the colors? Or do you like the planner background? We don't have themes with a planner background, but if you like the color scheme, you could pick another image and use that as a backdrop for your site.

    Many themes have sidebars, too.

    I would recommend against changing the theme without thought, but do consider looking at the demos at to see if any suit you and your content well.

  10. The planner background is not essential and nor is the colour scheme. My only concern would be finding a theme that allows me to change without having to "adjust" everything on the site!

    Do you have any suggestions?

  11. I've done a bit of experimenting and "Tortuga" seems to be an interesting template for me. I've already seen how I would need to adapt my existing set-up. However, I do have a couple of questions. Why has Choco been retired? What does it really mean? Why change? What are the real advantages? Is Tortuga due for "retirement"? I see also that with Tortuga, The Facebook and Twitter widgets have disappeared. Are they not available?
    Thanks for your help.

  12. Retired means we aren't continuing to offer it in the showcase, and we aren't providing further enhancements to it.

    In this case it's likely because we only offer responsive themes now (ones that look good no matter the device size) and this one with its planner background wouldn't really convert as well in different screen widths.

    If you want to test out Tortuga, go to, search for it there, then click the three dots and choose "Try and Customize" . You may need to customize a few things. If you like it, you can save and publish. If not, close out without saving and you'll be back at your old theme.

  13. I've already done the testing and it look interesting. Is it a theme that will be kept going do you think?

  14. Every theme is retired at some point. This one is a little over a year old. Your other theme was made in 2011.

  15. Okay, so this should still have a decent lifespan in front of it then! Ahah! Thanks.

  16. I have one more really important question before I change themes: How do I get the "Leave a reply" box to sit at the top of the comments instead of at the bottom? I did this with my old theme but I can't remember how! I think I had to change a bit of code and someone at WP explained to me how to do it. Any ideas? One or two of my didactic posts have up to 200 comments on them and I can't have the "leave a reply" box at the bottom!

  17. That kind of thing can be a bit tricky. But once you've settled on a theme, post in the CSS forums to see if we can come up with a code that will work well for you.

  18. I would really like to have the code ready to change before I activate the new theme. Where do I find the CSS forums?

  19. Hello @supernovia, I hope it's okay to jump in.

    Hello @tarquille the link to the forum is here:


  20. Thank you!

  21. Thank you, Rose :)

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