WordPress Include ‘print_f’ in WP_Customize_Control array

The question:

I have the following problem: I want to add print_f in an array in wordpress.

printf( __('Option to share on %s', 'themename'), 'name')

However, the following code does not work properly for me. Instead of the actual result, it throws out “30”

                        new WP_Customize_Control(
                                        'label' => printf( __('Option to share on %s', 'theme-name'), 'name'),
                                        'section' => 'share',
                                        'settings' => 'display-name',
                                        'type' => 'checkbox',
                                        'description' => 'Just a Description.'
                                        'active_callback' => 'share_callback',

Hope someone can help me…

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

As documented (always read the docs), printf() returns:

…the length of the outputted string.

That’s why you’re getting 30.

If you’re adding a value to an array or a string you need to use a function that returns a value. Not one that prints. printf() prints the value and returns the length of the printed value. To return a formatted string, you need to use sprintf():

'label' => sprintf( __('Option to share on %s', 'theme-name'), 'name'),

See here for more on the difference between returning and printing/echoing.

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