Alert: This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

WP_Locale_Switcher::change_locale( string $locale )

Changes the site’s locale to the given one.


Loads the translations, changes the global $wp_locale object and updates all post type labels.

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$locale string Required
The locale to change to.

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File: wp-includes/class-wp-locale-switcher.php. View all references

private function change_locale( $locale ) {
	// Reset translation availability information.
	_get_path_to_translation( null, true );

	$this->load_translations( $locale );

	$GLOBALS['wp_locale'] = new WP_Locale();

	 * Fires when the locale is switched to or restored.
	 * @since 4.7.0
	 * @param string $locale The new locale.
	do_action( 'change_locale', $locale );

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Version Description
4.7.0 Introduced.

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