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translate( string $text, string $domain = 'default' )

Retrieve the translation of $text.

Description

If there is no translation, or the text domain isn’t loaded, the original text is returned.

_Note:_ Don’t use translate() directly, use __() or related functions.

Parameters

$text

(string) (Required) Text to translate.

$domain

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

Default value: 'default'

Return

(string) Translated text

Source

File: wp-includes/l10n.php

function translate( $text, $domain = 'default' ) {
	$translations = get_translations_for_domain( $domain );
	$translation  = $translations->translate( $text );

	/**
	 * Filters text with its translation.
	 *
	 * @since 2.0.11
	 *
	 * @param string $translation  Translated text.
	 * @param string $text         Text to translate.
	 * @param string $domain       Text domain. Unique identifier for retrieving translated strings.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'gettext', $translation, $text, $domain );
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.2.0 Introduced.

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https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/translate