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TL;DR: Search twice or more before you make a new plugin. The one you need may just be hiding in the plugin repository.
Sweetz, am I happy when I’m tweeting this:
Scratched itch, made this. Switch site language setting in WordPress from the admin bar. https://t.co/YSPrOAXDja pic.twitter.com/tJY7EljVDz
— Caspar🌼Hübinger (@glueckpress) August 6, 2015
@glueckpress https://t.co/l5GiXSiRfo works pretty well for me 🙂
— Andrey Savchenko (@Rarst) August 6, 2015
I had honestly not come across WCM User Language Switcher. So I made my own. Glad I’ve kept it on GitHub now, and didn’t put it on the official plugin repository.
However, while the latter was fun to make and a good learning experience for myself (made props Chris for contributing that AJAX validation!), the former has been maintained on WordPress.org for quite a while and certainly will be in the future.
Why would I want to switch site language anyway?
One word: tests.
When you work on a translated product (theme or plugin) and you’re responsible for testing the User Interface in more than one language, you will have a perfect use case and quickly come to appreciate a plugin like one of the ones mentioned above.
So, it’s a niche itch scratched with a niche solution. Made this purely out of need. If you think it helps you too, go ahead and have fun with it!
2 reactions on “Switch site language setting from admin bar”
Didn’t know that I was looking for for such a plugin, but I’m now that I’ve found it 🙂
Viel Spaß damit. 🙂
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