WordPress 3.9 update

As mentioned in @xibe‘s thread, all strings for WordPress 3.9 have now been vetted and are ready to be translated. There are about 250 new strings across the frontend, admin, and network admin. Most are short and simple, and come from one of two places: media and the TinyMCE editor.

Additionally, Akismet has been spun off from the main WordPress POT files. This will be included in your main package download. (You’ll be able to test this in a bit.) It looks like about 89 strings are new for Akismet 3.0.

Additionally, there will be an about page, and possibly some help updates. I’m going to see to it that those are done by April 1. We plan to release on or about April 16.

I don’t know when/if there will be a string freeze, but I don’t think it matters too much. Other than help/about, I don’t expect for there to be too many more strings added or changed — maybe 10-20 at most. Many teams have already completed everything so far. We’ll definitely have strings frozen by the weekend before our planned release. Again, everything has been vetted, so don’t expect much more churn — it is safe to get to work now.

As always, if you see a typo or other problem, please open a ticket. Or if you have an issue with a string, feel free to open a new thread here.

Happy translating!

#3-9, #core