The dangers of the gettext filter

The gettext filter is a really handy filter that I’ve written about before. The filter provides a way to easily change international-ready text via a simple filter call, but it can also have a serious impact on performance if overused.

Introduction to the gettext Filter in WordPress

The gettext filter gives us a really easy way to change text anywhere in our WordPress install, including plugins and themes, without ever changing any of the original code. It is a great way to easily customize labels, headings, button text, and any other text we wish to change.