1. Please make the new version announcement post content (HTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites.) available for translation before launch.
2. Please change the list of changes link in the WP admin -> Updates section to the announcement post.
3. Try to make the announcement post link redirect to a local Rosetta The code name of the theme for the local WordPress sites (eg. bg.wordpress.org is a “Rosetta” site). All locale specific WordPress sites are referred to as “Rosetta sites.” The name was inspired from the ancient Rosetta Stone, which contained more or less the same text in three different languages. translation of it if available.
Main idea: With incoming WP versions, it would be great if we could also have the announcement post content (HTML) available for translation, so that when a new version launches, we just push the Publish button. Thanks to that, whenever a new version comes, there’s already an announcement post in local languages ready for people to see.
An idea for automation in the future: It would be even better if the local Rosetta sites would have a dropdown menu and Translation Editors Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles:
General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor could choose, which English wordpress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/ blog post is the current post a translation of (like in WPML), even if its status is set to Draft. Then, publishing the main English post would also publish all connected posts which have a status of “Auto-publish with original post” (a new status would have to be created).
2nd thing: in the WP admin panel, there’s a notification with each new version available. Under the Update section, there’s a link to the English wordpress.org site for a list of changes. That post is technically translatable (example: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.2.4 ), but the languages menu isn’t clearly visible and people are likely to leave when they see English instead of their local language. Another issue is that this is a highly technical post, not user-friendly like the announcement posts. We should change this link to the announcement post, would be great if it could even be a localized version from Rosetta sites.
For this to work with Rosetta sites, we would have to have a small script which could check a database for local translations of the announcement post, and – if they exist – redirect accordingly. A simple implementation would require Translation Editors to add the URL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org manually, while a more automated solution would have to implement the dropdown translation menu, which is described above.
Maybe there’s an easier way to get all these things to work. Open for discussion.