Say what?

Description

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 and autocomplete – find the strings you need without diving through code. Works with server-side and Javascript-rendered strings
  • Improved performance using text-domain-specific filters
  • Wildcard string replacements – replace individual words, or fragments across your whole site
  • 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

Support this free plugin

As a business, we already donate a percentage of our profits from premium plugins to global climate change projects. You’re free to use this plugin free of charge, but if you do, please consider buying the world some trees in return. You’ll be creating employment for local families and restoring wildlife habitats.

Screenshots

  • Finding a string to replace
  • The admin screen - setting up a replacement
  • The result

Installation

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

FAQ

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

Reviews

16 March 2021
sometimes you wish to test things out and deleting and creating from scratch a rule is annoying and time consuming! if you could keep it but in a "disabled" state that will neve be executed if you want to, that would be 5/5 for me. 🙂
5 March 2021
I just changed my review. User error on my part... sort of important to include the context or it won't change the string. This works as it is supposed to.
14 December 2020
Used this on a recent project and it saved me a load of time. I had a couple of questions for Lee when I got stuck and he was really quick to help, really polite and took the time to explain it properly (unlike some other developers who just give mystic one line answers!) Highly recommended 🙂
29 August 2020
First of all, we cannot judge the functionality of the product, as it has never been used. This evaluation refers only to the developer's dealings with customers. Therefore we also award three stars instead of one, because we hypothetically assume that the product itself works and does what it is supposed to do. The invoice issued is unfortunately unusable for non-UK tax authorities and was rejected by our authority. Not only are the necessary details for tax authorities missing, the invoice is only available as an e-mail and not - as is usually the case - as a PDF. In one word: unusable. Our request regarding a properly issued invoice was not met in any way. The reaction is pure impudence. Say what Pro was immediately removed from our system and will never be used again, as we cannot be sure that the manufacturer will not react just as dubiously in the event of a further support request. For B2B this supplier is unfortunately not recommended from our perspective. [Update: correction of header typo]
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Contributors and Developers

“Say what?” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Say what?” has been translated into 10 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Say what?” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Change Log

2.0.1

  • Improve Javascript performance, and remove lodash dependency (resolves some plugin conflicts)

2.0.0

  • Support for translatable strings rendered through WordPress Javascript framework
  • Supports replacing text in Gutenberg / WooCommerce admin / WooCommerce blocks
  • Update details of Say What? Pro vs free plugin

1.9.7

  • Fix issue where replacement table disappeared at small screen widths
  • Update WordPress compatibility
  • Changes to donation / upsell content

1.9.6

  • Fix link in documentation

1.9.5

  • WordPress 5.5 compatibility
  • Changes to Treeware links

1.9.4

  • Ensure help links open in new windows

1.9.3

  • Fix link target in Treeware content

1.9.2

  • Suggest Treeware donations

1.9.1

  • Update information about Pro features

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