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Change language by clicking a button

The goal is to offer a button/select drop-down or similar to switch the public interface1) language on the fly. What I'm searching for Plugin or Theme Code... ... or Ideas Using a work-around with ...
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HTML inside __() or _e() language translation string

What is the proper approach to building translation strings? For example, echo __( 'Hello ' . $first . ' you owe me money.' ); echo __( '<div><p>Top: ' . $t_margin . '</p>' . '<...
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How to keep plugin translates after updates?

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/ bbpress' language folder ( wp-content/plugins/bbpress/bbp-languages ) have that warning: /** * Do not put custom translations here. They will be deleted ...
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Different back-end language for different users?

I've been searching the internet for the last hour but I can't find anything up-to-date to do this (all the suggestions are about plugins that haven't been updated in ages, see this question). Is ...
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Rewrite Rule for Multilingual Website, Like qTranslate?

I would like to write my own little plugin for language switching. For that, the very first thing would be to get the rewrite rules running. I have been looking around the web for 2 hours, but I ...
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How do I change the language of only the login page?

My wordpress blog is set up as de_DE. This means that my login page is also displayed in de_DE. I would like to only have the login page in en_US. So, How would I programmatically change a single ...
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Override default WordPress core translation

WordPress is set to Dutch language. When I use get_the_archive_title() my theme correctly outputs "Categorie: Category-name" on a category archive page. However I'd like that to read "Sectie: Category-...
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How to change the language for the front-end only?

I have installed a wordpress theme, i can see the .mo and .po /public_html/wp-content/themes/themename/lang, the language I want to use is available. Could you please advise on how to use a specific ...
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Translate content, not instance, per-post

TL;DR: I'm looking for a way to translate only the content of a specific post in another language, not everything around said post (such as the 'meta' and the 'search' field like this solution seems ...
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URL to download latest version of WP for other languages than English

I'm considering he possibility of automating/scripting a basic WP install. Part of it will include downloading the latest WordPress version. The en-us version can be obtained by downloading http://...
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How do I override a parent theme's language files with a child theme?

I have a parent theme and a child theme, I would like to override the spanish .mo and .po files in the parent theme (or add them if they are not present in the parent theme) with the es_ES ones in my ...
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Change page template programmatically ?

I have two page templates and Qtranslate installed. I want to choose one or another depending the language selected. Can I do something like this ? if($q_config['lang'] == 'en'){ // load page-...
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Filter the URL of next_posts_link & previous_posts_link

I am working with the qTranslate plugin to create a multi-lingual website. The plugin does a great job of translation except for on the next_posts_link & previous_posts_link template tags. When ...
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How do I change the value of lang=en-US

I have noticed that in the <html> tag on my WP site that the language is defined as US English. <html lang="en-US" prefix="og: http://ogp.me/ns#"> I would like to change it to British ...
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Setting the language of RSS feed

What is the simplest / easiest way to set up the language of the rss feed. Currently, that field in my feed xml is blank, it looks like this <language></language> and i would like it ...
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Prevent WordPress updates from overriding custom language translations?

my site's language is persian and persian is a right-to-left language. Wordpress has a default installation package for this lang but for some cases like very bad translation for dashboard or default ...
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How to use both British and American English?

I've taken over a website targeting different markets using five language versions, each is setup as it's own site within a multisite network. The main website mainly targets a British audience and ...
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Getting a blog language (site “lang_id” field vs the WPLANG setting)

There's a wp_blogs table which is very usefull when you want to get a list of blogs (and this is what I need to do). The problem is that I can't seem to be able to get the blog language from the ...
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how to modify language in a child theme

I have purchased a theme, and have created a child theme. In the website's sidebar is a search form, with a default placeholder text I would like to change. The text for this placeholder is located ...
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How to change the language of the 'Reset Password' page

I have a WooCommerce powered WordPress website. In this website a user can login to order products, basic WooCommerce functionality. The site is translated using qTranslate. I can translate everything,...
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Wordpress language switcher

Is there an easy way I can switch between languages (perhaps with some flag icons) on a single Wordpress site? Can this be done with 2 content editors on the same page, or will I have to resort to a ...
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Wordpress native thickbox language

Is there any clean way (not overwriting wp-includes\js\thickbox\thickbox.js file) to translate english next/ prev/ image # of # and Close tooltip in Wordpress native Thickbox script?
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Make changes to translation?

I'm using finnish translation of wordpress. I found the fi.po file which contains all the translations, but for some reason, editing the contents wont edit the contents of the page. Can I make ...
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Overwrite default WordPress wording

I'm working on a plugin that changes the password requirements to be a bit stricter, however wherever there is a password field to create a password, WordPress' hints are now no longer accurate (e.g. ...
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How can I customize the upload error message in Wordpress?

After following the guide for How can I prevent uploading bmp image? to remove bmp (and in my case tiff images) from being uploaded, I tested and it is working, but noticed users are now getting the ...
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Where is the right .mo file inside the language repository?

I need to translate my Wordpress in Italian. Following the instruction written on WordPress in Your Language, I've searched my .mo file inside the Language Repository but I've some problems. The ...
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How to set a custom title per language?

I am running Qtranslate for my website. I am very impressed by this plugin. Now my only problem is that I cannot set a custom title and description for my homepage per language. I can only setup one ...
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Creating a WP site in Cyrillic

I'm creating a WP website that is in Russian. This is my first website in any language other than English. I'm trying to understand what modifications I need to do to make the website reads in ...
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html lang=“” instead of lang=“en-us” - why?

In a few installations of wordpress, the beginning of the html tag looks like <html lang="en-US" ... despite that in wp-config no language is specified. define('WPLANG', ''); Hovever, in one ...
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Possible to add a language file to a plugin without adding .po/.mo files to plugin directory?

I need to add a language file to an existing plugin. Not for translation reasons, but because I'd like to change all occurrences of a certain word to something else. While I could just drop another ....
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Can I change my language to English?

I created my account and first blog while waiting at the airport in Switzerland. Now my admin page and blog are in German! I can't understand what most of it means, so I can't seem to be able to ...
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Adding text in more than one language (at the same time)

I am building a wordpress site. On the upper-right hand corner of every page on the site I am going to have two (or more) flags, and clicking on any given flag should cause the site to display the ...
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How to trigger the core WPLANG to make automatically set a language when the theme is activated? [duplicate]

I'm developing a theme especially for Bānglā blog posting, and it'd be under GNU license. I questioned about a Calendar Widget translation with some problems today, and got a comment saying: I'm ...
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variables in translatable text

I am adding a list of suggested plugins to my theme using TGM Plugin Activation - https://github.com/thomasgriffin/TGM-Plugin-Activation/ However, when I run theme check, about 40 or so ...
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Were the language toggles removed from WP recently?

I need to change my weblogs language to "English". I am refering to the article: http://en.support.wordpress.com/language-settings/ which allegedly was "Last modified: July 16, 2012". I only looked ...
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Why load_textdomain work but not load_plugin_textdomain?

In my plugin's init function load_textdomain( 'myplugin', ABS_PATH_TO_MO_FILE ); // OK load_plugin_textdomain( 'myplugin', false, ABS_PATH_TO_LANGS_DIR); // No effect echo( __('Test', '...
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How to write Hebrew characters?

Our database is set to: define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’); define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”); As a result, entered Hebrew characters in a post are turned into question marks (?) on saving of the post. What is the ...
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X-Axis of Site is Messed Up Because it is in Hebrew

One of my client's sites are in Hebrew which is a right-to-left language. I'm using the MH Newsdesk Lite theme found on wordpress.org . The theme is using a core wordpress generated class .screen-...
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1answer
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Uninstall languages

Hosting installed WordPress with like a gazillion languages. Can I just remove the language .mo and .po's for the languages I don't want or will that break something unintended?
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Can I have two different theme for two different language?

I have to develop a multilanguage website using WordPress (Italian and English) and I want to know if I can have a theme for the Italian version and a differen theme for the English version. Can I do ...
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Change content language for one page

I have one page witch has a different language then the rest of the site. I looked in to many plugins but I can't find a way to chance the content language <html lang="nl-NL" prefix="og: http://...
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Locale switching with a “language” taxonomy

I know that it's possible to switch the WP locale by using URL paramaters, as described here, but I'm trying to build a method that would entirely rely on a custom "Language" taxonomy. What I ...
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conditional (theme) language selection at 'runtime'

I have two issues to change the language for the theme at 'runtime'. I'm not sure about my question title, hope my description helps. I already use a plugin Polylang and there nice features: link ...
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Can I use two languages together in WordPress

com blog can I use two languages, lets say I want to have the Language English and other language. I also need my audience to write comments using either in Engish or another language. Is that ...
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How to put a Worpdpress theme in spanish (having the po file)?

I am building a Wordpress blog system in Spanish and I'd like to have the default theme also translated to "es_ES". I am already running this Wordpress installation in Spanish. What I'd like to know ...
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Woocomerce language

I have no idea why woocomerce is not changing language. When I change language in wordpress everything is fine, but woocommerce language is not changing, but only in my language (Lithuanian lt_LT), in ...
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Can't change language (only “English (United States)”)

Wordpress should always allow me to change the language, anytime. However, sometimes I get stuck in these kind of situations, where I only get to choose "English (United States)". (Settings > General ...
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multiple language directories

I keep wp-content and wp-config.php outside the wordpress tree and store everything in a git repository. This should make the update of the core very simple. I just need to remove the wordpress ...
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Is there any workaround to a core update still showing after core update if language set to anything other than US English

I build sites typically in UK English, however I typically leave them in US English because if I set system/general/site language to anything other than "English ( United States)" then when I do ...
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Prevent wordpress from updating language files

I would like to prevent wordpress from updating language files in languages folder. Not only in case of automatic updates, but also in case of manual ones. I have tried few solutions including change ...