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wp_download_language_pack() WP 4.0.0

Download a language pack.

  • See: wp_get_available_translations()

No Hooks.

Return

String/true/false. Returns the language code if successfully downloaded (or already installed), or false on failure.

Usage

wp_download_language_pack( $download );
$download(string) (required)
Language code to download.

Code of wp download language pack: wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php VER 5.1.1

<?php
function wp_download_language_pack( $download ) {
	// Check if the translation is already installed.
	if ( in_array( $download, get_available_languages() ) ) {
		return $download;
	}

	if ( ! wp_is_file_mod_allowed( 'download_language_pack' ) ) {
		return false;
	}

	// Confirm the translation is one we can download.
	$translations = wp_get_available_translations();
	if ( ! $translations ) {
		return false;
	}
	foreach ( $translations as $translation ) {
		if ( $translation['language'] === $download ) {
			$translation_to_load = true;
			break;
		}
	}

	if ( empty( $translation_to_load ) ) {
		return false;
	}
	$translation = (object) $translation;

	require_once ABSPATH . 'wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php';
	$skin              = new Automatic_Upgrader_Skin;
	$upgrader          = new Language_Pack_Upgrader( $skin );
	$translation->type = 'core';
	$result            = $upgrader->upgrade( $translation, array( 'clear_update_cache' => false ) );

	if ( ! $result || is_wp_error( $result ) ) {
		return false;
	}

	return $translation->language;
}