An easy-to-use plugin that allows you to alter strings on your site without editing WordPress core, or plugin code. Simply enter the current string, and what you want to replace it with and the plugin will automatically do the rest!
The plugin’s available for forking and contribution over on GitHub
Check out Say What Pro for:
- String discovery – Don’t have the time/expertise to find strings in the code, set up replacements easily with easy-to-use autocomplete features
- Multi-lingual support – set different replacements for different languages on multi-lingual sites
- Import/export features – Easy import/export of replacements through the user interface
- Can I use it to change any string?
You can only use the plugin to translate strings which are marked for translation.
- How do I find the string to translate?
You can either have a guess, or checkout the plugin in question’s source code, translatable strings are generally wrapped in __(), _e(), _n(), or _x(), for example:
$foo = __('This is a translatable string', 'plugin-domain');
The article here shows some examples of what you’re looking for. Alternatively, the Pro version of the plugin provides a String Discovery mode which means you can search for strings on your site via autocomplete suggestions.
- Is there any support for importing replacements?
“Say What?” has preliminary support for exporting, and importing replacements via http://wp-cli.org/. The following commands are currently
- export – Export all current string replacements.
- import – Import string replacements from a CSV file.
- list – Export all current string replacements. Synonym for ‘export’.
- update – update string replacements from a CSV file.
See the GitHub homepage for examples.
- Can I set different replacements for different languages?
Not in the free plugin, however this is available in the Pro version of the plugin
I was just trying to change one or two strings in WooCommerce, but using Loco Translate no matter where I stored the files in WooCommerce or WordPress, the translations didn't show up. After hours of struggling with different options, I decided to give Say what? a try. In minutes, I was done! Thanks, Lee! Now I can get on with my life. 🙂
This plugin works perfectly with WooCommerce and WooCommerce Subscriptions. When I got stuck, the support team helped me identify the issue (I was missing the default override in the plugin settings). If you are using this plugin and its not working, you can bet that it's usually a plugin conflict or there is a default over-ride option somewhere. Great work, thanks Lee!
- Fix issue adding more strings after downgrade from Pro
- Update text domain of plugin to match wordpress.org guidelines to aid translations
- Documentation updates only
- Update plugin links, include settings and upgrade link
- Update documentation about pro features
- Admin styling fixes
- Fix issues where entities could be double encoded on admin screens.
- Update to admin marketing message. No functional changes.
- Support for _n() and _nx()
- Support for multi-line strings
Introduce filters that allows back compatibility for plugins that change their text-domain. Props Pippin Williamson
Avoid warnings on initial activation.
Avoid issues where strings contain HTML / entities
Add info box about Pro version
Support for WP-CLI import and export.
Swap database to UTF-8 to fix problems entering non-ASCII strings.
Fix incorrect escaping on the admin screens.
Fix initial DB table creation
Fix translations for strings with no domain
Allow strings with context to be replaced
Avoid wpdb->prepare warning
Minor admin fixes, don’t double translate strings
Fix issue with fields being swapped when first entered
Beta ready for testing and feedback