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WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook - Third Edition

By : Yannick Lefebvre
Book Image

WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook - Third Edition

By: Yannick Lefebvre

Overview of this book

WordPress is one of the most widely used, powerful, and open content management systems (CMSs). Whether you're a site owner trying to find the right extension, a developer who wants to contribute to the community, or a website developer working to fulfill a client's needs, learning how to extend WordPress' capabilities will help you to unleash its full potential. This book will help you become familiar with API functions to create secure plugins with easy-to-use administration interfaces. This third edition contains new recipes and up-to-date code samples, including new chapters on creating custom blocks for the block editor and integrating data from external sources. From one chapter to the next, you’ll learn 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, followed by recipes covering how to design administration panels, enhance the post editor with custom fields, store custom data, and even create custom blocks. You'll safely incorporate dynamic elements into web pages using scripting languages, learn how to integrate data from external sources, 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 (15 chapters)

Changing the WordPress site language configuration

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

Getting ready

You should have access to a WordPress development environment.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to configure the site to display in French:

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

How it works...

The WordPress Site Language configuration option allows administrators to select the language that will be seen by visitors when they go to your website. It also determines the language that will be assigned to administrators by default when they visit the management section of the site.

As can be seen in the drop-down list...