Language packs

For an overview of language packs and how to install them, please see the customizing page.


Until the official FluxBB Translation Center is finished, which will allow for translating the software online, language packs have to be created by hand.

Instead of creating a language pack “from scratch” it is recommended that you start by taking the official English language pack and translate its strings one-by-one to whatever language you're creating a language pack for. All files have to be put into a folder named after the respective language.

Mail templates

Along with the complete software, all emails sent by the FluxBB forum system can also be translated. These could be notification emails for new replies, for example. All mail templates are *.tpl files found in the mail_templates/ folder inside of language directories.


The stopwords.txt file contains a list of words which should not be indexed in users posts. This should be used to filr ter out common words which do not add value to a search, for example, in English, words such as “the” and “it's”. For more information, check Wikipedia.


Language packs are managed through our GitHub repository. If you want to submit a new language pack or update an existing one, feel free to open up a pull request. Once accepted, the package will then automatically be listed in our translation repository.