Internationalizing and localizing block based plugins is an important stage in the creation of WordPress blocks that can be used worldwide. Once it’s been internationalized a plugin can be delivered in any locale that WordPress supports; over 200 at the last count.
In this post I summarize the process I use to automatically perform internationalization ( i18n ), translation and localization ( l10n ) of my block based WordPress plugins from US English to UK English and the bbboing language.
Using easy to use translation tools, internationalized plugins can be made available in many other languages.
Last updated:October 14, 2021
I’ve been updating my blocks to support the Widget block editor in WordPress 5.8. oik-magnetic-poetry now allows you to choose the text colour for each magnet and the background colour/gradient of the whole block.
Last updated:September 11, 2021
WordPress has supported a Themes System since 2005.
The first default theme was called Kubrick.
Since then thousands of themes have been developed. Over 8,500 are available from wordpress.org/themes
There are many more. Some of them you can buy fairly cheaply. But there are also countless custom themes, developed by individuals and agencies, that provide the look and feel of millions of WordPress sites.
So which is my favourite?
Last updated:July 13, 2021
At the WordPress Cambridge meetup on 10th May 2021 I gave a slightly longer version of the Show & Tell talk I’d prepared for WPChelt in April. “Does my site run slow with this?” reports on attempts to measure WordPress server response, and the plugins used to visualise the results.
These are the slides for the talk.
Last updated:May 11, 2021