The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

16
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
2k views

pass object/JSON to wp_localize_script

I've got a working piece of javascript that contains an object literal. But I need to localize it, and I'm ytrying to figure out how to rewrite it so that I can get wp_localize_script() to accet it, ...
10
votes
5answers
6k views

Change the text on the Publish button

Is there a way to change the text of the publish button on a custom post type to say some different? For example, Save instead of Publish. And also remove the draft button?
9
votes
5answers
20k views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
754 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

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', ...
8
votes
1answer
13k views

Translate widget titles using qTranslate plugin

I'm actually using the qTranslate plugin to translate my website. It works really well with everything except one thing. the titles of my sidebar widgets. Actually, to translate some words we need to ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

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>' . ...
7
votes
1answer
7k views

What is a Theme textdomain?

I've found that any WordPress theme uses this functions, but I don't understand what is the purpose of it and what is it, in this case 'themify'? Here are some examples in Themify functions.php: 1). ...
6
votes
5answers
4k views

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 ...
6
votes
5answers
6k views

Theme localization of “slugs” (custom post types, taxonomies)

in my theme I want to define a series of custom post types and custom taxonomies, each one having its own customized slug; the base language of my theme is english, therefore the slugs will be in ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

Setting WPLANG from a plugin

For a single site wordpress, the language must be set from wp-config.php's WPLANG, but is it possible to set from my plugin which override the default value?
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Do Child-Themes automatically load the Translation from the Parent-Theme?

Is it enough to just create a child-theme - let's say technically without adding anything else but the bare minimum style.css - to have the translation of the parent-theme being used automatically for ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
203 views

Gettext details

I've got a few gettext() questions that are not covered anywhere in WordPress Codex but I think they are important. __('string') in THEME should be used for strings that are likely to be present ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

How-to: Translate plural forms for themes/plugins with PoEdit

As the title says: How would you translate... _n() _n_noop() _nc() _nx() _nx_noop() ...in your .mo files?
5
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
57 views

How to handle text with function __(?

At the moment i am translating a WP theme with the __( and _e( functions and poedit. Now for words and sentences it works ok, but i don't know what to do with 'hardcoded' body text in the theme? Can ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

Open Source replacement for WPML? [closed]

Since WPML is not free anymore and still one of the most used Wordpress Translation Plugins, is there an open source project that keeps development going? Or something similar that replaces it? I ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

[Plugin WPML] : How to create a translation of a post using the WPML API?

I'm trying to figure out how to create a translation for a post using the internal WPML API (inc/wpml-api.php) I simply want to create a translation for post ID xx, set some content and publish it. ...
5
votes
1answer
248 views

How to auto-translate custom user roles?

I developed a small plugin that adds (or to be more precise: first deletes then adds again) some custom user roles. Each of these roles is set up in a way like this: function ...
4
votes
1answer
211 views

Obtain a list of available translations

In answering this question: Change language by clicking a button. It was necessary to obtain a list of languages for which translations were available (i.e. their po/mo files were present in ...
4
votes
1answer
319 views

How do I translate: “2 hours and 15 minutes”?

I want to translate the generic phrase "x hours and y mintues". Of course, if it's only one hour, it should say "1 hour and y mintutes". The same goes for minutes, "x hours and 1 minute." I know ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
355 views

How to concatenate inside the _e() function the right way?

I'm trying to create a function for the title inside my functions.php, I'm having a problem with the search title part where I have to concatenate here's the part with issues: elseif (is_search()) { ...
3
votes
2answers
276 views

How to prevent text modified using gettext filter being stomped (presumably) by updateText() js function within a CPT's edit screen

First a teeny bit of background... I have a custom post type where I'd like to use custom post statuses. Since custom post statuses (stati/status/whatever), have not been fully implemented within the ...
3
votes
1answer
187 views

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', ...
3
votes
2answers
402 views

What is the purpose of adding a .po file?

I added the below code to the function.php of a .po file and finished localization and edited the webconfig.php to add Arabic language but nothing happened. I want to know what should happen. Will the ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Titles in my sidebar widget appear in all languages - with qtranslate

So here's my code, using the qTranslate plugin: query_posts(array('post_type' => 'uk_blog', 'numberposts' => 2)); $i = 0; while(have_posts()): the_post($post);?> <div ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How to save a translation of a plugin in “CodeStyling Localization”?

Hi I was translating one of my plugins in "CodeStyling Localization". when I update my plugin my translation erased. Is there anyway to find it ? And How can I backup my translation (I don't want to ...
3
votes
1answer
723 views

what's different between _x() and _()

What's different between _x() and _(). For example: if a1 can translate as: a1 has meaning x1; a1 has meaning x2; How _x() function to get value x1 or x2?
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Best way to filter featured image text for a custom post type?

I am trying to change the "Set featured image", "Remove featured image", and "Use as featured image" text links of a custom post type for my plugin Meteor Slides. I found the ...
3
votes
2answers
528 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

generating po mo translating files from scratch in a wordpress theme

Maybe I'm missing something here but I really can't find any answer to my question around the web. I am creating a new wordpress theme from scratch (literally from scratch) and would like to create ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

How to Translate Contact Form 7 using qTranslate? [closed]

I'm using Contact Form 7 for my forms and also qTranslate to translate my website. I would like to translate all my fields and for that I used: <!--:en-->First Name ...
3
votes
1answer
771 views

Overwrite textdomain of plugins by default - Lost Translation

Wordpress is awesome, but there is something that is driving me crazy. Whenever a plugin or a theme is updated, all files are deleted and replaced. So if I have custom code or a translation in one ...
3
votes
2answers
47 views

Override parent theme translation on child theme

I have a parent theme that uses correctly load_theme_textdomain() to load all the translated strings in many languages. Then I created a child theme that uses load_child_theme_textdomain() to achieve ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

Help with “text domain”, comments_form in WordPress theme

I've been plugging away at creating my own theme and am pretty much there, but ran the Theme Check plugin and had a few concerns/questions: Throughout the theme, wherever there is text, I've used ...
2
votes
2answers
448 views

List of Default Translated Phrases

With <?php _e('Save Changes') ?>, I know the phrase, "Save Changes" can be translated automatically if the user's locale is set to a different language. I'd like to know if there is a list of ...
2
votes
2answers
312 views

How to use Yoast SEO backend in english even if WPLANG variable is not english?

I added this code to my functions.php file add_filter('locale', 'wpse27056_setLocale'); function wpse27056_setLocale($locale) { if ( is_admin() ) { return 'en_US'; } return ...
2
votes
3answers
504 views

Suggestions for i18n plugin [closed]

Could you please suggest me good plugins (that you have used) for translating a WordPress website? It should be wonderful if you can add as well a pros and cons list with your suggestion. Thanks in ...
2
votes
1answer
620 views

Plugin Localization

i've just built my first plugin for wp, and even if it's not a great "code poetry" ;) it works as it should. It's a plugin that transform the default wp gallery using the GalleryView 3.0 jquery plugin ...
2
votes
2answers
98 views

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', ...
2
votes
1answer
458 views

How do translated, escaped strings (esc_attr) in Themes work?

I was looking at the TwentyEleven code and found this: esc_attr__( 'Permalink to %s', 'twentyeleven' ) This is come code that came out of the title tag for a post; the full code within the title ...
2
votes
2answers
150 views

Filter translations (gettext strings) on specific admin pages

I'm trying to do a string replacement using gettext filter (source): function theme_change_comments_label( $translated_text, $untranslated_text, $domain ) { if( stripos( $untranslated_text, ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

Where the WordPress Core Translation is “actually” taking place?

I'm a WordPress Core Bengali translator, currently translating and/or fixing existing translations of WordPress 3.8x Bengali in Translate.WordPress.org. Suddenly, yesterday I got an update ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Translate Navigation Menu & Sidebar Widget Titles

Is there any plugin to translate navigation menu & sidebar widget titles ?
2
votes
1answer
49 views

The effect of x() family of functions

So I know that _x() and it's wrappers allow a developer to specify the context of a translated string. I'm pretty clear on "how" to use this function as well as "why" it should be used. I am wondering ...