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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Can I leave off plugin textdomain for terms used in core?

I've got a plugin that puts post statuses into post type admin menus. I'm in the middle of internationalizing it, and I'm wondering how to handle this situation. The plugin uses some unique strings ...
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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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What is the purpose of an extra file for translation?

What code is required to put in functions.php in order to make the theme translation ready? The TwentyEleven theme has only following line: load_theme_textdomain( 'twentyeleven', ...
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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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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 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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How do I amend the fixed “author” part in the URL?

I am creating a localized instance of WordPress and one can easily configure the category and tag parts of the URL but I cannot find anything similar for authors. So for instance I get this: ...
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Is it necessary to translate WordPress key terms when localizing a plugin

In translating a plugin, how should "WordPress" key terms be handled? For instance, should the following need translations or should they be left as is: Taxonomy Custom Post Type Taxonomy Term ...
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What's the point on gettext syntax?

So far I've been handling some translations in Wordpress and tried to read the official gettext documentation but won't get the point of one maybe simple thing: What's the differences between those ...
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How to make a WordPress plugin translation ready?

What is the best way create a plugin that is translation ready? It doesn't have to be translated from the beginning but it has to be easily translatable so fellow developers from different cultures ...
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Translate a string to a language with masculin/feminine nouns

So in english we don't have gendered nouns. It is always "a table" or "a desk" with no need to worry about it being "une table" or "un tableau" (french). So my question is that when working on 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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_n() Single and Plural for search results?

This code produces Search Results for "hello" - 1 articles " <h3>Search Results for <?php echo'"'?> <?php /* Search Count */ $allsearch = &new ...
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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 update the language used by wordpress from a plugin

I'm trying to create a plugin that will be able to translate language used in wordpress. Here's my current code: add_action('plugins_loaded', function(){ load_plugin_textdomain('ecom', false, ...
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Change language of comments template

I have a Wordpress installation in italian, I need to keep italian for the admin section but the frontend needs to be in english. The theme is custom so that's ok, but in single posts I'm using ...