_x( string $text, string $context, string $domain = 'default' )

Retrieve translated string with gettext context.


Description Description

Quite a few times, there will be collisions with similar translatable text found in more than two places, but with different translated context.

By including the context in the pot file, translators can translate the two strings differently.


Parameters Parameters

$text

(string) (Required) Text to translate.

$context

(string) (Required) Context information for the translators.

$domain

(string) (Optional) Text domain. Unique identifier for retrieving translated strings.

Default value: 'default'


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Return Return

(string) Translated context string without pipe.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/l10n.php

function _x( $text, $context, $domain = 'default' ) {
	return translate_with_gettext_context( $text, $context, $domain );
}

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Version Description
2.8.0 Introduced.


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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    Example

    $translated = _x( 'Read', 'past participle: books I have read', 'textdomain' );
    

    Since the string ‘Read’ on its own could have one of several different meanings in English, context is given so that translators know that they should be supplying a short term that means “Books I have read.”

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