What is Internationalization? What is Internationalization?

Internationalization is the process of developing a plugin, so it can easily be translated into other languages. Internationalization is often abbreviated as i18n (because there are 18 letters between the letters i and n).

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Why is Internationalization Important? Why is Internationalization Important?

WordPress is used all over the world, in countries where English is not the main language. The strings in the WordPress plugins need to be coded in a special way so that can be easily translated into other languages. As a developer, you may not be able to provide localizations for all your users; however, a translator can successfully localize the theme without needing to modify the source code itself.

Read further on “How to Internationalize your Plugin“.

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