I am working on a plugin and I need to have the word 'Author' appear in whatever language is set in the wordpress settings.

I have achieved this for the words: Posts and Pages using this code:

    $post_type = get_post_type_object( 'page' );
    $postTitle = $post_type->label;

How can this be done to get the label for 'Author'? I know that author is not a post type, so how can this be achieved? THANKS! :D


I suggest you take a look at: https://codex.wordpress.org/I18n_for_WordPress_Developers

You should probably just use a get_text function such as $author = __('Author');

  • Thank you oferwald for the suggestion, I am looking for a more direct solution that requires no specific translation by me or the user, because I know that somewhere WordPress has already translated this. May 25 '15 at 16:05

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