Translating xenForo .. But what happens with next version..


Active member
Hi ..

As title says - I'm a long way in translating xenForo and alot of modules/add-ons to danish ..

However, I have one concern I would like to have clarified from some of you who have been in with xf for a long time.

What happens to my translations when a new version of either xenForo or a specific module comes out and I upgrade? Will everything be lost or is the system intelligent enough to take care of it.

I'm not a programmer, so I have no clue what is happening under the hood.

Please tell me what I need to take care of, so it will not be lost with future upgrades.


XenForo moderator
Staff member
Any translated phrases are retained.

Any outdated phrases will need to be reverted and translated again.

A phrase will only become outdated if the master phrase is changed between releases - in reality this will occur infrequently.

You will also need to translate any new phrases with each release.


Well-known member
every time I upload a new language-package-release (for german), then my custom phrases get overwritten.
How to deal with that ?