Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string

ClassicPress PluginsThis post is part of the sub-series on Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin which is part of the Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin series.

Over the previous posts I’ve discussed adding text domains and which functions are available to use, it’s time to look at a practical application.

To return a translated string we’d use the esc_html__ function with the string which can be localized as the first parameter and the text domain as the second:

$str = esc_html__('This is the string to translate', 'plugin-text-domain');

If we wanted to echo the translated string rather than return it, we’d use the esc_html_e function:

esc_html_e('This is the string to translate', 'plugin-text-domain');

Translating a ClassicPress plugin

Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin
How does internationalization work?
What is a Text Domain and how is it specified?
Localization functions
Which localization functions to use?
Localizing a string
Don't paramaterize your text domain
Localizing a string containing a parameter
Localizing a string including plurals
Localizing a string including notes for the translator
Don't include HTML markup in localization

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