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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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 ...
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Why is setlocale() returning false on WPEngine?

It appears that WPEngine does not have support for different locale strings, rendering setlocale() useless. setlocale(LC_ALL, "es_ES"); returns false and immediately after that, setlocale(LC_ALL, 0) ...
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WordPress AJAX calls not detecting language properly?

I have a WordPress multisite, which is in both english and french. On the french site, localization is working great (using date_l18n() for dates, and __(), etc. for the rest). When an AJAX call ...
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WordPress and Localization

I know that WordPress supports multiple languages - You can read more details here http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_in_Your_Language My question is, what is the difference in a localized version ...
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WordPress emails translate to French

My client's site is in French and we want to translate the canned emails (such as user registration and password lost) to French. What are the hooks/filters for these? The default language is ...
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How I can internationalize variables within the function _e () __ (), etc?

I have intro function variables and i wish internationalize dynamic. I have the follow code: _e($widget['description'], MyStaticClass::$i18n_prefix); When I run the poedit this ...
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Having problem in using wordpress with an other language

I am using Persian Wordpress but I have a problem. when I want to publish a new post in Persian , I get all Persian letters alternated with question mark -"?" -. My wp-config.php file set the ...
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Internationalization of Blog Posts

I have 4 domains all pointing to the same server with a server alias. They are like australia.com, america.com, china.com etc. So i have a domain for a couple of countries. I run a WordPress blog, but ...
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localization for Permalink

Originally, wordpress creates permalink like /2013/07/ , /archives/123 here I want to localize with my native numeric numbers . is it possible to do like that ?
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How to use is_rtl with my main style.css?

Sorry if this is an ignorant question. I'm a first timer on working with rtl languages. Say we have a theme with standard style.css for English languages. so I use is_rtl() and this returns TRUE, we ...
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Multisite Network Localisation

The problem seems easy to solve - I have installed multisite network, each new page have Polish language set as default, polish localisation files are in right directory, in wp_config there is line: ...
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Site does not display translations

I installed clean wordpress multisite. Bought a theme, installed woocommerce. Activated stuff, translated some and voila - everything is working. Translations and all. i then uplodaded all the same ...
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Find proper “text domain” within theme

I have a client with a wordpress theme, Nevada, and we are having trouble making the built in translations work for it. The theme contains .mo files for English, German, and Slovenian, and appear to ...
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Localize URL bases

I run a non-English blog. I love that WordPress has been translated to Spanish and currently I use the Spanish translated version of WordPress. One thing that I'd really like to change is the URL ...
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Theme doesn't want to load localization files

Here is my functions.php excerpt: function get_theme_text_domain() { //Same behavior if I return the string as 'return 'whatever' $theme = wp_get_theme(); return ...
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Multi language site using only .mo and WPLANG

Hello world/ Bonjour le monde, What technical limitations exist that would prevent the following from working (assume all static content with translations made in .mo file) Pseudo code: For every ...
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Replace woocommerce | (pipe) separator in product variation to , or another character?

How to replace Woocommerce | (pipe) separator in product variation to , or another character? I use Cyrillic keyboard layout and there is no pipe symbol. To enter that symbol I have to switch to ...
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How to get a localized version of WordPress from a repository?

I'm setting up my basic skeleton / boilerplate I want to use for all wordpress projects. I follow Mark Jaquiths approach and include WP as a submodule. He gets it from ...
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Multiple textdomains

I have a bunch of plugins. Obviously, they all have their own unique textdomains for internationalization (i18n). I also have a bunch of files that I include in all my plugins - I throw them all in a ...
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How to integrate get_post_time with date_i18n function?

I have date format and would like to translate to another language with date_i18n function how can I integrate with get_post_time here is my code : $time = get_post_time('F j, Y', ...
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Text Domains Across Multiple Plugins & Themes

A common situation: a developer builds an entire site, based on WordPress, of course, for a client. This site includes many custom plugins as well as a custom theme -- maybe another theme or a child ...
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Localized WordPress is much slower?

I'm using xdebug and webgrind to profile my WordPress installation because it's a bit slow. As there are some 20 plugins activated, I figured xdebug will be able to find the bottleneck. However, to ...
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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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Wordpress Localization and Templating

I'm using Smarty Templates for the back-end and Handlebars for the front-end for the plugin that I'm building. It's only now that I discovered that the localization doesn't work when I declare my ...
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How to i18n slugs for templates?

some templates are chosen from WordPress based on slugs (e.g. category-{slug}.php). Problem: How can I use the same template for an i18n'ed slug? Example: I have a category-news.php and an english ...
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Loading Canvas & WooCommerce translation file in child theme

I'm trying to localise a site (Canvas child theme). I already have the translated .po and .mo files. I uploaded the WooCommerce translation files to child-theme/woocommerce/i18n/languages/ in the ...
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Does the textdomain have to be the theme's name?

Does a theme's text domain have to be the actual theme name? If you develop WP themes, couldn't you just use the same name (perhaps your business name) for all the theme's you develop, making it ...
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Shortcodes, output buffering, and WordPress functions

I have a couple of long forms which I want to output as shortcodes. Shortcode API indicates that If the shortcode produces a lot of HTML then ob_start can be used to capture output and convert ...
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Mapping Subdomains in Wordpress to give the appearance of a localised site, best approach?

I am building a classifieds website and am using Wordpress for the functionality of user accounts, Paypal integration, custom taxonomies and of course super flexible custom post types for the ...
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Redirect user on first visit based on geographical location

My project has two versions of the website - American and International. This is not localization, language is same, only content changes. I have created subdomain for the US version and kept ...
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Should i use _n for pronouns in translation?

I use _x() now! I accepted the answer just because he understood right and was first. So don't get confused! $like_me_on = __('Like me on %s', 'my-plugin'); $like_us_on = __('Like us on %s', ...
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Wordpress translation loading english file

I am trying to translate a wordpress site but whatever I do the english file is always loaded. In functions.php I've set load_theme_textdomain('twentyeleven', get_template_directory() . ...
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Display Today's date outside the loop?

Is there any way to display the Today's date outside any loop/post using WordPress date/time function instead of using the PHP date() function? I'm using the PHP date() function but it does not ...