Localization (commonly abbreviated as l10n) is a term used to describe the effort to make WordPress (and other such projects) available in languages other than English, for people from different locales, who use different dialects and local preferences.

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How to translate get_intermediate_image_sizes?

I use the following code to get image sizes: public function getImageSizes(){ global $_wp_additional_image_sizes; $sizes = array(); foreach(get_intermediate_image_sizes() as ...
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Loading custom language file for plugin

I'm trying to load a custom language file for a plugins to avoid any changes for this file when updating the plugin. I tried several snippets in the functions.php of the theme, but none of them ...
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Enqueue Stylesheets After Theme's “rtl.css”

I am currently developing a theme with internationalization support, and would like to load stylesheets after my theme's rtl.css (an alternative style.css loaded for languages with a right-to-left ...
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Is it wrong to use the English version of WordPress to server a site in a different language?

I'm building an online store for an Indonesian market, so the front-end must be in Bahasa Indonesian. Will using the English version of WP, and a theme in English without .po files, introduce ...
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How to create .pot files with POedit?

I've spent hours today on what seemed like something really simple, which is to create a .pot file for a Wordpress theme that I'm creating. I've read the Smashing Magazine article, the Tutsplus ...
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How WordPress is able to change locale without using setlocale

In my plugin I print out the current locales via $originalLocales = explode(";", setlocale(LC_ALL, 0)); var_export($originalLocales);die; Obviously the result is same as the WPLANGdefined. ...
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Changing interface language without multisite

I want to change the Theme's interface language without making multisite by passing langauage parameter into the URL. <a href="<?php echo home_url('/')?lang=bn ?>">Bengali</a> My ...
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Custom Post Type and taxonomies's labels localization not working

after a few hours serching on the net I decided to ask here my problem. I'm in a multi site environment and I have this custom post type code: $products_labels = array( 'name' ...
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Why is the generated POT file from WordPress.org not adding my plugin description to the POT file?

So I ran into this issue before and was able to get it fixed by using the get POT from the admin side of WordPress.org. However, with this plugin when I make the POT file it doesn't have the plugin ...
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Translating dynamic strings

In my form I have a dropdown. I'm getting the values and labels of the dropdown dynamically from SugarCRM via it's rest API. I would need to translate these strings. I tried to pass the dynamic ...
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get_locale() behaving strange in same functions.php file

I'm developing a multi-language web portal for my client - in English and Bengali. Instead of using multisite, I installed Polylang plugin. It's working fine through the website. For different CSS ...
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Localization, escape html elements mid-sentence

I am trying to translate a few strings inside of a new plugin I'm about to release. I have a string set up like : <?php _e('The image <em>MUST</em> be less than <strong>500 ...
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Load a form via jquery/ajax that contains strings for translation (WPML)

I have three forms that I'm loading dynamically via jQuery/ajax into my theme file as follows (code below from javascript file that gets enqueued to the footer): var root = location.protocol + '//' + ...
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load_child_theme_textdomain doesn't work in function.php

I have a child theme which is not localized. So I added this in function.php add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'my_child_theme_setup' ); function my_child_theme_setup() { ...
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I18n not working in plugin

I'm sure I'm making a dumb mistake, but I don't for the life of me know what it might be. I recently converted one of my larger plugins to utilize I18n (my first time doing so for any of my plugins). ...
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Define locale WordPress uses with gettext functions?

I'm trying to localize my plugin. I have two .mo files: /lang/myplugin-es_ES.mo /lang/myplugin-en_US.mo The translation works but I don't understand how to change the language to use the en_US file ...
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After adding mo localization files to WP 3.8.1 install backend shows new update to 3.8.1

I am running a standard WP install at version 3.8.1. I am at the finishing touches of the project and wanted to switch languages from english to german. I've downloaded the localization files from ...
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Secure my “add_settings_field” translation?

I am using "add_settings_field" and want to provide translation for it , but my problem is security. So is __('My Checbox:' , 'domain') secure enough for translation? If not what can I do about it? I ...
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Translate arguments of a user added custom code

I needed to hardcode some extra code to a existing portfolio-template. Now there are two arguments which values need to be translated: <a href="/news/" class="hover-on"> <div ...
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how to have __() translating in languages different from admin?

I use native wordpress multisite for languages (it, en, fr, de, es). I need not to use a plugin. Still, all the admin dashboards will be in italian, because editors are all italian people. I know ...
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does a translation (i18n) have to start from an english PO?

i was wondering: it seems a translation must be a translation from english. I mean, the starting file is in english, then you do translations from that. But what if say, I'm Italian? So the base ...
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How to load theme textdomain from plugin?

I built a simple localization plugin to suit some specifications needed by my orgnanization. For each language there is a single .mo file that contains both the theme translations as the page content ...
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Hack nav menu to add gettext() to menu items?

I'm translating my whole site with gettext and I'm using shortcodes for the content in my pages that in turn call gettext. However shortcodes don't seem to work for menu items I need to figure out a ...
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Create a category in different language?

Let's say my website in English, and I created a Spanish category which I want it to be Spanish language, it and it's child posts. How can I achieve this?
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Internationalization and the plugin description

SO I am trying to do some i18n on a plugin I am working on and having some troubles. I wanted to see if anyone else has encountered these or possibly has a solution. Basically, I have received the ...
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mini loops and qtranslate (localization mini loop url)

I have both mini loops and qtranslate, everything works fine but i have some problems with urls. I mean, let's say i have an article, in 2 languages, IT and EN. so, for this article there are two ...
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Gettext for custom field checkbox values

I have a custom field (created with ACF) that allows the author to choose from several options (in admin) and where these choices are displayed on the front-end. The code producing the custom field is ...
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Localizing a string with html tag with word inside that tag

I have translated many string successfully previously, but this one gives me a headache. This part is used inside my content-related.php file which I use to display related posts Here is the current ...
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Best pratice to make taxonomy terms translatable without changing slugs?

I have one custom taxonomy with countries and states. I'd like to make these terms translatable but I'm not sure what would be the best way to achieve this. First of all, I don't want the slugs to ...
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Plugin translations files outside plugin directory? [duplicate]

I'm using the excellent Codestyling Localization plugin to translate themes and plugins. But there's a problem when translating plugins, namely that the translated strings are saved to ...
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Localize script not working

I am testing ajax in wordpress, and it basically works but I do not want the url to be hardcoded, so I tried using wp_localize_script to get an object to use, but I get an error saying: ...
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Translations not returning translated strings

I have the following function to display my comment form in my child theme function pietergoosen_comment_form_fields( $args = array(), $post_id = null ) { if ( null === $post_id ) ...
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Use translated taxonomy labels in plugin

I'm writing a plugin that works with taxonomy terms. It has, among other things, the capability to create new terms. I'm going to suppose that if users have custom taxonomies, they have taken care of ...
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Translated words not showing child theme

I created a child theme for the twentyfourteen theme which I'm also busy translating into Afrikaans. I've named the file pietergoosen-af_AF.po and placed it into the languages file and I've ...
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language theme and multisite

i have a problem i can't solve, i made a theme with two languages support, italian as standard and english using the .po and .mo files (located in the /lang/ folder inside the theme), everything works ...
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Localize strings for translation

I'm rebuilding my website from a child theme of twentytwelve to child theme of twentyfourteen. Most of the functions I'm using comes from tutorials, so most of the string aren't localized. With this ...
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WordPress 3.8 keeps asking me to upgrade to 3.8

It began with version 3.7.1: You are using WordPress 3.7.1. Update to 3.7.1 I've installed and usually update WP with git from https://github.com/wordpress/wordpress: cd wordpress git fetch ...
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Multiple Permalinks for Same Post

I'd like to be able to have multiple permalinks for the same underlying post (for i18n reasons) - eg http://www.example.com/my-custom-post-type/this-is-a-cool-article ...
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Translate a theme with a PO file

I'm new to WordPress. two weeks ago I downloaded a theme for my Arabic language blog, and the theme is scripted in English but it contains a folder called languages/ and inside it has two files one is ...
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Translating form labels shortcode output

I'm using MyMail plugin to manage my newsletter. I'm also using WPML to manage translations, there is no compatibility between the two plugins. The subscription form, is placed in the footer area, ...
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Prevent Company Name From Translating

How do you prevent WordPress from localizing a company name when using the localization functions? In the following snippet will "Company Name" be translated? <?php printf(__('Here is some text ...
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Activate Child Theme .mo and .po files

I am experiencing some problems while trying to use my dutch .mo and .po files for my child theme. I have added the following line to wp-config.php: define ('WPLANG', 'nl_NL'); After that I have ...
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When localizing a theme do I create the .mo and .po

I'm creating a theme and I want to add internationalization. I have the theme itself set up with the appropriate functions and and textdomain. What I'm curious about is the creation of .pot, .po and ...
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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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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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A better way to include localized labels in Wordpress plugins

is there a better way to include labels to be localized in Wordpress plugins and themes? My current setup involves calling the method below to get the labels: public function plug_get_labels(){ ...
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Wordpress NavXT plugin localization

My situation is as follows: 1) I am using wordpress 3.6.1, and I have the Breadcrumb NavXT plugin installed. 2) I have a custom theme, and the localization file is on the following path: ...
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Can we load “load_theme_textdomain” multiple times with different domains?

Supposing that I have two domains in my theme named "basic" and "advance". Is it possible to load two different domains in my theme? load_theme_textdomain( 'basic', TEMPLATEPATH.'/languages' ); ...
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Working with l10n contexts (_x etc)

Basic l10n from a .mo file generated out of PoEdit works fine. But as soon as I introduce _x, or variants, the link breaks, because as best as I can tell, PoEdit, completely ignores the context, and ...
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What is meant by __('page','twentytwelve')

I'm using twentytwelve theme with 1.0 version. I saw many codes like following, 'name' = __('page','twentytwelve'); If I give, 'name' = 'page'; It's also working fine. Then why using __()? What ...