HelpHub & Handbooks Localisation

So we had a meeting during WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe 2019 (Berlin) with the following people: @nao @sergeybiryukov @kenshino @itsmarvin @helika @netweb @akirk @estela

In reference to the original discussion post and in parallel consultation with @ocean90 about the use of GlotPress (who doesn’t think GlotPress is designed to deal with what we’re proposing), we have agreed on an approach.

  1. We will activate the HelpHub pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party on selected rosetta sites (e.g. The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization.
  2. As a start locale teams would be able to transcreate content using the English HelpHub as a basis (
  3. The English HelpHub will remain the source of truth
  4. We’ll devise a proper roadmap following the plugin activation to link the locale HelpHub with the English one. Here’s some things we thought of
    • To track revision numbers across both the original HelpHub and the localised one
    • To have notifications to inform the locale team that the English HelpHub article has been updated
    • To make sure that the HelpHub articles have language links
    • And more

The above steps will also largely apply to the Community Handbook

To request for the activation of the plugin:

Locale teams should create a meta ticket at and the Meta team can do so provided that

  1. The Documentation Team is kept informed of all localised HelpHub installations
  2. The Community Team is kept informed of all localised Community Handbooks

This is the start towards localised user and community docs!