What is Internationalization? What is Internationalization?

Internationalization is the process of developing your plugin so that it can easily be translated into other languages. Internationalization is often abbreviated as i18n (because there are 18 letters between the i and the 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 have an easy time providing localizations for all your users; however, any translator can successfully localize the plugin without needing to modify the source code itself.

Read further on “How to Internationalize your Plugin“.

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