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Say what?

An easy-to-use plugin that allows you to alter strings on your site without editing WordPress core, or plugin code

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 supported:

  • 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.

Requires: 4.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.1
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


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