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Use gettext, ngetext to replace array of words in wp admin

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Simple but useful method using gettext, ngetext filter to replace an entire array of words within the wordpress admin. Just update the array key with the item you wish to replace and the array value with the text to replace it with. Add this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme.

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add_filter(  'gettext',  'wps_translate_words_array'  );
add_filter(  'ngettext',  'wps_translate_words_array'  );
function wps_translate_words_array( $translated ) {

     $words = array(
			// 'word to translate' = > 'translation'
			'Posts' => 'Article',
			'Post' => 'Articles',
			'Pages' => 'Stuffing',
			'Media' => 'Upload Images',
			'Links' => 'Blog Roll',

     $translated = str_ireplace(  array_keys($words),  $words,  $translated );
     return $translated;

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  • Wesam Alalem

    Wow! i didn’t about this before. sometimes for certain scenarios it would be great to rename some WP items, like you did to Posts -> Articles.
    Keep up the great work ;)

    • http://wpsnipp.com Kevin Chard

      Hi Wesam, glad you like the snippet, great if you have a few things within the wordpress admin you want to change. Enjoy the wpsnipp :)

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