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Debugging Translation


This plugin enables to see the source and the target of each translation word/phrase/sentence. When you use other than English locale, all messages that are translated via gettext will be shown in both the source language and the target language. For example, “error” will be shown as “error” + “erruer”

Since version 2.0, you can display glotpress links. Go to Settings -> Reading, and you will find ” Show GlotPress link” checkbox.

Japanese description is also available.

CAUTION: This plugin is used for debug. DO NOT ACTIVATE ON A LIVE SITE!


  • Example of wp-login.php. Here, the source language is English and the target language is Japanese.


Copy the folder and files into your plugin directoy, and activate it.


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Contributors & Developers

“Debugging Translation” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




When you uninstall this plugin, the option ‘debugging_translation_glotpress’ is deleted.


Corrected sprintf argument error, by replacing ‘%’ to ‘_’.


Link to GlotPress


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