This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

WP_Locale_Switcher::change_locale( string $locale )

Changes the site’s locale to the given one.


Description

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


Parameters

$locale

(Required) The locale to change to.


Source

File: wp-includes/class-wp-locale-switcher.php

	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 WP-4.7.0
		 *
		 * @param string $locale The new locale.
		 */
		do_action( 'change_locale', $locale );
	}


Changelog

Changelog
Version Description
WP-4.7.0 Introduced.