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WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Yannick Lefebvre
Book Image

WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Yannick Lefebvre

Overview of this book

WordPress is a popular, powerful, and open Content Management System. Learning how to extend its capabilities allows you to unleash its full potential, whether you're an administrator trying to find the right extension, a developer with a great idea to enhance the platform for the community, or a website developer working to fulfill a client's needs. This book shows readers how to navigate WordPress' vast set of API functions to create high-quality plugins with easy-to-configure administration interfaces. With new recipes and materials updated for the latest versions of WordPress 4.x, this second edition teaches you how to create plugins of varying complexity ranging from a few lines of code to complex extensions that provide intricate new capabilities. You'll start by using the basic mechanisms provided in WordPress to create plugins and execute custom user code. You will then see how to design administration panels, enhance the post editor with custom fields, store custom data, and modify site behavior based on the value of custom fields. You'll safely incorporate dynamic elements on web pages using scripting languages, and build new widgets that users will be able to add to WordPress sidebars and widget areas. By the end of this book, you will be able to create WordPress plugins to perform any task you can imagine.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Changing the WordPress language configuration

The first step to translate a plugin is to configure WordPress to a different language setting other than English. This will automatically trigger mechanisms in the platform to look for alternate language content for any internationalized string.

In this recipe, we will set the site to French.

Getting ready

You should have access to a WordPress development environment.

How to do it...

  1. Open your site Dashboard and navigate to the General section of the Settings menu.
  2. Set the Site Language to Franais du Canada and click on Save Changes.

How it works...

The Site Languageconfiguration option of WordPress allows you to select the language that will be seen by visitors when they go to your website. As can be seen in the drop-down list of languages, WordPress has a single language installed by default, shown at the top of the list. The remainder of the list indicates languages that can be added to your website. When you set a new language, translation files...