What is internationalization? #

Internationalization is the process of developing your plugin so 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? #

WordPress is used all over the world, so it is a good idea to prepare WordPress plugins 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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Resources #