Wherever possible, you should avoid hard-coding raw language into your plugin and put it in a language file instead. There are two obvious benefits of this: 1. Language for an entire plugin can be quickly updated, changed or translated because it's all gathered together in a single file. 2. Language files can be moved from your plugin and into a language pack's plugins folder and still work! This saves users from having their customizations overwritten when they upgrade your plugin. Example language file A language file is just a regular PHP file. It must be put in a folder named "languages" and it should be named pluginname_language.php. For example, the Users plugin has a language file here: /content/plugins/users/languages/users_language.php PHP: <?php/* Login */$lang["users_login"] = "Login";$lang["users_login_instructions"] = "Enter your username and password to login:";$lang["users_login_failed"] = "Login failed";$lang["users_login_form_submit"] = "Login";?> Your language file is included automatically when a plugin hook function is accessed, so all you need to do to use the language is... PHP: echo $h->lang["users_login"]; That will, of course, output "Login" to the page.