WordPress uses the GNU gettext localization framework to provide localization infrastructure. The most important thing you need to know about it while internationalizing your plugin is that gettext uses message-level translations—each message might be a single word, a phrase, or several sentences. There are two primary localization functions that you will be using:
This first function searches the localization module for the translation of
$message, and passes the translation to the PHP return statement. If no translation is found for
$message, it just returns
The second function above is shorthand for
These function names are hardly descriptive, but they are easy to use because ...