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This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

Summery Summery

Load translations for a given locale.

Syntax Syntax

WP_Locale_Switcher::load_translations( string $locale )

Description Description

When switching to a locale, translations for this locale must be loaded from scratch.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) The locale to load translations for.

Source Source

File: wp-includes/class-wp-locale-switcher.php

	private function load_translations( $locale ) {
		global $l10n;

		$domains = $l10n ? array_keys( $l10n ) : array();

		load_default_textdomain( $locale );

		foreach ( $domains as $domain ) {
			if ( 'default' === $domain ) {

			unload_textdomain( $domain );
			get_translations_for_domain( $domain );


Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.7.0 Introduced.


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