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I'm using the lovely Imbalance theme from WPShower. I am able to make almost all the modifications I need through files and filters in the child theme I created. However, there is a typo that appears in multiple files:

<?php printf(__('<span>Filled under:</span> %s'), get_the_category_list(', ')); ?><br />

This line is in archive.php. attachement.php, archive.php, and single.php. Is there a way to change "Filled under" to something like "tags" without directly editing the parent theme files?


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The theme doesn't even use a text domain. Not so lovely … – toscho May 8 '12 at 23:31
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You can override it, but you'll have to create Child-Theme versions of archive.php, attachment.php, and single.php.

Since it's a translation string, you might be able to do something hackish, like provide a en_US.MO file that translates "Filled under" as "Filed under" (or whatever you want). But that gets tricky - and This Theme appears to be _doing_it_wrong(), putting HTML tags inside of __(). So I'm not sure I'd even want to start messing with translation files.

The best solution would be to report the incorrect string as a bug, directly to the developer.

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Thanks so much, I reported it as a bug already. I'll go ahead and add those 4 files to my child theme. Just seems unnecessarily bulky! – Beatrice May 8 '12 at 20:32

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