Notes from the Polyglots chats on April 26th

Asia/Pac chat logs:
Europe/Africa chat logs:

Locale stats

Releases: 169 (±0) locale, 66 (-2) up to date, 29 (+2) behind by minor versions, 0 (±0) behind by one major version, 14 (±0) behind more than one major version, 51 (±0) have site but never released, 9 (±0) have no site.
Translations: 169 (±0) total, 66 (+1) at 100%, 5 (-1) over 95%, 5 (±0) over 90%, 27 (±0) over 50%, 58 (±0) below 50%, 105 (±0) have a language pack generated, 8 (±0) have no project.

Requests: There are 46 unresolved editor requests out of 753 (+12) total and 7 unresolved locale requests out of 50 (+2) total.

Translators: There are 406 (±0) GTE, 1 496 (+25) PTE and 14 039 (+166) translation contributors.
(A account could have multiple roles over different locale)

Site language: 49,511% (+0,020%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

GWTD3 – Call for organizers

The organising spreadsheet is here:

Next steps:

  • Assemble an official team
  • Set goals for the event – discussed potential goals
    • Add more GTEs and PTEs
    • Inform plugin authors on how to get their contributors in as translation editors (we can do some research and experimenting on that beforehand and present a case study)
  • Set a date
  • Announce
  • Start organising – reaching out to local event organisers, create a strategy for the live streaming content, open call for speakers, set tasks, marketing, etc

WP 4.7.4 is out

Read the announcement post:

No new strings added for translation.

Plugins layout change

Tabs are back. The translation part is now under the ‘Development’ tab (e.g.

Some tickets are still open about the translation part and @sergey will propose also some other changes

Open Discussion

  • Would be great to have a way for a PTE/GTE to monitor the work they have left to do. An issue has been opened here by @tobifjellner . @pixelverbieger added that it’s frustrating for a contributor to add proposals and then nothing happens in days/weeks/months because no PTE/GTE is notified.
  • “Hello Dolly” is marketed as “the sample plugin”. But it would be good to have a new sample plugin or adapt the current one, which would be correctly prepared for i18n and translation. – @petya to check how we can manage that
  • Some answers to common developer questions are added here by @casiepa It could be a starting point for reaching out to developers.