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An easy-to-use plugin that allows you to alter strings on your site without editing WordPress core, or plugin code

An easy-to-use plugin that allows you to alter strings on your site without editing WordPress core, or plugin code. Simply enter the current string, and what you want to replace it with and the plugin will automatically do the rest!

The plugin's available for forking and contribution over on GitHub

Check out Say What Pro for:

  • String discovery - Don't have the time/expertise to find strings in the code, set up replacements easily with easy-to-use autocomplete features
  • Multi-lingual support - set different replacements for different languages on multi-lingual sites
  • Import/export features - Easy import/export of replacements through the user interface
Author Lee Willis
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Contributors leewillis77
Tags change, string, translation
  1. say-what screenshot 1

    Finding a string to replace

  2. say-what screenshot 2

    The admin screen - setting up a replacement

  3. say-what screenshot 3

    The result

  • Install it as you would any other plugin
  • Activate it
  • Head over to Tools » Text changes and configure some string replacements

1.9.0

  • Fix issue adding more strings after downgrade from Pro
  • Update text domain of plugin to match wordpress.org guidelines to aid translations

1.8.2

  • Documentation updates only

1.8.1

  • Update plugin links, include settings and upgrade link
  • Update documentation about pro features
  • Admin styling fixes

1.8.0

  • Fix issues where entities could be double encoded on admin screens.

1.7.1

  • Update to admin marketing message. No functional changes.

1.7

  • Support for _n() and _nx()
  • Support for multi-line strings

1.6

Introduce filters that allows back compatibility for plugins that change their text-domain. Props Pippin Williamson

1.5

Avoid warnings on initial activation. Avoid issues where strings contain HTML / entities

1.4

Add info box about Pro version

1.3

Support for WP-CLI import and export.

1.2

Swap database to UTF-8 to fix problems entering non-ASCII strings.

1.1

Fix incorrect escaping on the admin screens.

1.0.1

Fix initial DB table creation Fix translations for strings with no domain

1.0

Allow strings with context to be replaced

0.9.3

Documentation improvements

0.9.2

Avoid wpdb->prepare warning Minor admin fixes, don't double translate strings

0.9.1

Fix issue with fields being swapped when first entered

0.9

Beta ready for testing and feedback

Can I use it to change any string?

You can only use the plugin to translate strings which are marked for translation.

How do I find the string to translate?

You can either have a guess, or checkout the plugin in question's source code, translatable strings are generally wrapped in __(), _e(), _n(), or _x(), for example:

$foo = __('This is a translatable string', 'plugin-domain');

The article here shows some examples of what you're looking for. Alternatively, the Pro version of the plugin provides a String Discovery mode which means you can search for strings on your site via autocomplete suggestions.

Is there any support for importing replacements?

"Say What?" has preliminary support for exporting, and importing replacements via http://wp-cli.org/. The following commands are currently supported:

  • export - Export all current string replacements.
  • import - Import string replacements from a CSV file.
  • list - Export all current string replacements. Synonym for 'export'.
  • update - update string replacements from a CSV file.

See the GitHub homepage for examples.

Can I set different replacements for different languages?

Not in the free plugin, however this is available in the Pro version of the plugin

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Version 1.9.0

Requires WordPress version: 4.3 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 25 Jan 2017

Date Added: 08 Mar 2013

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