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what are the textdomains in wordpress?

what is the meaning of the text domains in wordpress and what they do?

2 Answers

Hi Ranish Malhan,

A textdomain is required to make a theme translatable.

The function would be something like

load_theme_textdomain( 'mytheme', templatepath.'/languages' );

and then register the nav like

if (function_exists('register_nav_menus')) {
        register_nav_menus( array(
            'main-nav' => __( 'Main Navigation', 'mytheme' ),
            'footer-nav' => __( 'Footer Navigation', 'mytheme' ),
        ) );

More info can be found here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/load_theme_textdomain http://codex.wordpress.org/I18n_for_WordPress_Developers

Flurin Dürst hit the nail on the head. (Treehouse told me to answer this forum question :P )