WP_Locale_Switcher::change_locale()privateWP 4.7.0

Changes the site's locale to the given one.

Loads the translations, changes the global $wp_locale object and updates all post type labels.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_Locale_Switcher{}

Hooks from the method


null. Nothing.


// private - for code of main (parent) class only
$result = $this->change_locale( $locale );
$locale(string) (required)
The locale to change to.


  • Global. WP_Locale. $wp_locale WordPress date and time locale object.


Since 4.7.0 Introduced.

Code of WP_Locale_Switcher::change_locale() WP 6.0

private function change_locale( $locale ) {
	// Reset translation availability information.
	_get_path_to_translation( null, true );

	$this->load_translations( $locale );

	$GLOBALS['wp_locale'] = new WP_Locale();

	 * Fires when the locale is switched to or restored.
	 * @since 4.7.0
	 * @param string $locale The new locale.
	do_action( 'change_locale', $locale );