Notes from the Polyglots Chats on December 7

LocaleLocale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in Stats

Below stats are dated 2016-11-30 compared to 2016-12-07 (differences between brackets)

Releases: 164 (±0) locale, 47 (-27) up to date, 0 (±0) behind by minor versions, 27 (+22) behind by one major version, 21 (+5) behind more than one major version, 60 (±0) have site but never released, 9 (±0) have no site. Translations: 164 (±0) total, 53 (+26) at 100%, 6 (-8) over 95%, 4 (-9) over 90%, 37 (-9) over 50%, 57 (±0) below 50%, 84 (+1) have a language pack generated, 7 (±0) have no project.

Requests: There are 27 unresolved editor requests out of 520 (+10) total and 8 unresolved locale requests out of 35 (±0) total.

Translators: There are 482 (+6) GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale., 1 165 (+8) PTEProject Translation Editor A Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves. and 11 781 (+165) translation contributors. (A 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. account could have multiple roles over different locale)

Site language: 51,824% (-0,067%) of the WordPress sites are running in en_US (English (US)).

Manual releases

If your locale is translated at more than 95% you might want to do a manual release and finish the translations later. That’s valid especially if you are currently behind one or more major versions, which disables the download button on your RosettaRosetta The code name of the theme for the local WordPress sites (eg. 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. site.

To release manually, please follow these instructions:

Releasing WordPress Packages

If you require assistance, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @petya or @ocean90 here on in #Polyglots on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Release Video Subtitle

  • How to subtitle the video
  • 42 subtitles uploaded, 2 currently not working (zh-cn and zh-tw: both are in process of being fixed), 1 incomplete (Telugu) (via @casiepa)

Post-release To-do’s

  • Translate the release post and publish it on your Rosetta site.
  • Important: When you translate the release post, please do not include the names of all the contributors to it, instead, link to the original post for the full list of contributors. Including the names of all contributors pings them every time on WP Slack as they get a mention. Linking to the original post is a good alternative.
  • A good idea is to include a list of your translators to the release post in your language, especially if the translation team completed the translations before the release. Example:
  • WordPress installation requirements are updated. Let’s make sure the Rosetta & documentation site are current
  • Translate or read the master list for 4.7 on English forums

WP for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. 6.8

And finally, thank you so much to everyone who stepped up and translated WordPress in the 4.7 release cycle. You did an amazing job with a very short notice with both the About page stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. and the release video.

Keep up with the amazing work you’re doing.

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