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How can I modify month names in "Archives" in my blog? I would like to translate english month names into my mother tongue. I'm using the english version of wordpress 3.1.3

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  • How do you show the month's name in the "Archives" page?
    – Anh Tran
    Jun 5, 2011 at 15:33
  • May 2011, June 2011 etc. Just like e.g in this blog: blog.sqlauthority.com
    – jrara
    Jun 5, 2011 at 17:57
  • No, I meant which code are you using to show month's name, not how they're shown :D
    – Anh Tran
    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:15

4 Answers 4

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if the translation is only for the archive widget, a filter function might work (to be added to functions.php of the theme):

add_filter('get_archives_link', 'translate_archive_month');

function translate_archive_month($list) {
  $patterns = array(
    '/January/', '/February/', '/March/', '/April/', '/May/', '/June/',
    '/July/', '/August/', '/September/', '/October/',  '/November/', '/December/'
  );
  $replacements = array(
    'jan', 'feb', 'mar', 'apr', 'may', 'jun', 
    'jul', 'aug', 'sep', 'oct', 'nov', 'dec'
  );    
  $list = preg_replace($patterns, $replacements, $list);
return $list; 
}
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  • Great, works really well!
    – jrara
    Jun 6, 2011 at 5:42
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Depends on your theme, but some language strings may be coded in the archives.php file. Check that and also see http://codex.wordpress.org/I18n_for_WordPress_Developers

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I believe the WordPress Multilingual plugin will do this, though I have not used it.

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  • Yes, but I don't want to change the whole language of my blog, just those month names.
    – jrara
    Jun 5, 2011 at 17:57
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I made a function in 'functions.php':

function mes($month) {
switch ($month) {
case 1:
    $m_es = "ene";
    break;
case 2:
    $m_es = "feb";
    break;
case 3:
    $m_es = "mar";
    break;
case 4:
    $m_es = "abr";
    break;
case 5:
    $m_es = "may";
    break;
case 6:
    $m_es = "jun";
    break;
case 7:
    $m_es = "jul";
    break;
case 8:
    $m_es = "ago";
    break;
case 9:
    $m_es = "sep";
    break;
case 10:
    $m_es = "oct";
    break;
case 11:
    $m_es = "nov";
    break;
case 12:
    $m_es = "dic";
    break;
}
return($m_es); }

Assigning every numeric value of the months to the translation I would like to show.

Then on my 'single.php' I just gave it some format:

<?php echo get_the_date('d') . '.' . mes(get_the_date('n')) . '.' . get_the_date('y'); ?>

It's worked for me.

Saludos!

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  • 1
    Just for your information: You can save yourself some code/effort and directly return the string for each case, meaning: case 1: return "ene"; case 2: return "feb"; .... That way you don't need any variable, don't need to instantiate, don't need any break;, and thus have less code.
    – tfrommen
    Apr 18, 2013 at 20:45

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