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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Internationalization of lists (e.g. in title/salutation)

I am looking to internationalize a plugin and I'm running into some trouble with translating lists. Consider these examples: In English, a title could be something like Mr, Mrs or Ms but in Dutch ...
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What is best practice for setting up languages with child themes?

There are two main sources of relevant info in the Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes & http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/load_child_theme_textdomain A parent theme will ...
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_e() function get text_string from function

Can I print the text sring to be translated from a function for example _e('echo text_function();', 'my_theme');
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Using a mixture of core and theme translations?

I'm pretty new to the ideal of localisation (bad, I know!). I'm got a .po and .mo setup for my theme, working ok. The theme switched between English and Russian using this hook/code; function ...
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Alphabetical sorting - local language

I want to sort posts by alphabet in local language (croatian language). So letter Đ should come after D but now it goes in the end, after Z. Some letters (like Č and Ć) should come after C, but ...
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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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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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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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How to translate Widget Description in constructor?

I'm building a localized widget and the translation works everywhere but in the language string in the constructor. I have read that the whole plugin initialisation has to be bound to the init ...
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mce_external_languages: how does it really work?

I have been reading very carefully and more than once the documentation, yet I don't understand how to provide a plugin with multiple languages. In the example there is an array, such as: $strings = ...
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Different Custom Post Types for each Network site

I have a WP Network of two sites to use the Multilingual Press plugin ("Site-A" and "Site-B"). They both have a Custom Post Type, say "CPT-A", which I registered manually in functions.php. How do I ...
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Wordpress translation

I'd like to translate one word in WP but I don't want to replace the whole translation files (.mo and .po) because of only one word (it will be overriden with the next WP version and I'll have to ...
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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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How to make a text with hyperlink translatable in WordPress?

I've seen different ways of doing making a text with a hyperlink translatable. However, I have been unable to find a single best practice. So, some of the solutions I found: // METHOD 1 sprintf( __( ...
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Where does the locale come from?

I have currently the problem that I don't understand where the locale that is set in the header of the rendered blog comes from. The header for each post (and all other pages) looks like: ...
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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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Usage of theme name in functions

I've been studying some functions.php files to get my head around theme development, and I keep stumbling upon a reference to the theme name inside functions. Something like this: <?php ...
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How do I translate string inside jQuery script with WPML?

I've made this script for changing some colors on a custom element. My problem is that I can't find a way to localize the links in the href attribute. Is there an easy way for me to do this? /* ...
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How to detect if text domain is already loaded?

Without going into a lot of details, I have a multiple custom plugins within a multisite that share files outside of its original plugin folders. These plugins all work in conjunction with each other ...
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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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Plugin not localized properly

I am calling the load_plugin_textdomain() function within the init action hook the following way : load_plugin_textdomain( 'my-plugin-domain', false, dirname( plugin_basename( __FILE__ ) ) . ...
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How to dynamically change the locale?

Sorry about making this so lengthy. I just want to explain everything clearly and walk you through what I have tried so far to solve this problem. There is an English and a Spanish version of the ...
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About updating and localisation

Data: WP MU, 3.9.2 Recently I discovered that my custom Akismet's localisation was replaced by default one - 2 questions about auto updates and languages: 1) Does WP updates smth in ...
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Translate third party plugin and save translation files in custom theme

I'm using Codestyling Localization and I want to translate a plugin and I want the translation files to be saved in the translation directory in the theme I'm building and not in the plugins ...
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Localized WordPress content for different sub-locales of same language?

I have a site which serves Ireland & England. I want to move it to Wordpress. Currently all the content is the same when you visit the site & it runs off two urls, the Irish one: mysite.ie ...
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Two text domains in one plugin

From start: A = main plugin(the library), B = child plugin I develop a plugin B that will depend on another plugin A in order to work properly. I do this because I'm one of the persons who don't ...
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tinymce modal and I18n strings methods

Im working on a plugin that loads a tinyMCE modal. As many who know this normally involves opening a static html or even php file. The problem I've run into, is that I would like to translate using ...
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Post types translation

I try to translate post types names (Post, Page and Attachment). I have the following code: function create_skip_post_types_box () { $post_types = get_post_types(array('public'=>true), ...
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After updating WP keeps nagging about a newer version. Why?

I updated WP to version 3.9.2 (currently the latest) via Git which works fine. However, in the admin it keeps on telling me “a newer version is available”. After some digging somehow it appears to be ...
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Translation not working in sprinf variable

I have a function to get the taxonomy term name like this: function get_term_name($taxo){ $terms = get_terms($taxo); $html= ''; foreach($terms as $term ) { $html .= sprintf( __( '%s', ...
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Making my plugin translation ready. Poedit not working

I'm building a plug-in which is going great so far. I want to start making it localization ready. I don't know what is going wrong, but it's bugging out on me when I try to load it in Poedit. So ...
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Tweak the loop for translation

I am building a custom solution that would be bilingual in English and French. I want to store the French content, title,... in custom metas by adding META BOXES to the edit screen. This part is fine, ...
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Wordpress Media Uploader error messages localization on frontend

I'm working with ru-RU wordpress vertion. I've faced with issue that I can not get russian error messages on custom media uploader on front end. This error strings media uploader get from ...
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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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How to translate a plugin via .po .mo?

I want to translate this plugin. This plugin already has translations to some languages, and it has .pot file for adding new languages (as far as I understood from description). Although I never had ...
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Proper way to create / manage gettext (.po, .pot) files?

So I'm trying to figure out how .po and .pot files work, seeing as this is what Wordpress seems to use. But I can't wrap my head around it. I get that a .pot file is a template file that indicates ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Localization: I want the backend: english and frontend in defined language

I'd like to have the backend of Wordpress in English and use a different locale for the frontend so far I figure out perhaps I could do it by setting in the wpconfig the locale I want to use in the ...
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How to provide translations for a WordPress TinyMCE plugin?

I know that I can get my translations into JavaScript doing: $MyTranslations = array( 'translation1' => __("Some String 1", "MyTranslations"), 'translation2' => __("Some ...
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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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Change locale at runtime?

I wonder, is there a way to change the locale at runtime using WordPress ? What I mean, is, I have create a custom URL in order to create an XML file with data for integration with another web ...