New WP.org Theme Ready for Translations!

As a first step in the effort to bring the wordpress.orgWordPress.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/ homepage to RosettaRosetta 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. sites, we built a new theme to take advantage of the modularity of the WordPress.org base theme and make it easier to later add the enhancements mentioned in #2861-meta.

We tried to lighten the load for translators by importing existing translations from the current rosetta and 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party directory theme, which covered 50% of stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. for the more active localesLocale 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 https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. The project is available at:

https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/meta/wordpress-org

We also decided to keep the design as close to the existing Rosetta theme as possible for now. So while you’ll see some changes—primarily in font size and margins—the overall look and feel should not be too far off. The goal was not to revolutionize the way international sites look, but rather to bring the design closer to parity with the root wordpress.org site.

Newly created 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 https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/ sites will automatically use the new theme. Once the theme is translated to 100% for an existing locale, it will be activated for its Rosetta site. If you do encounter bugs or unforeseen behavior, please leave a comment on #2861-meta.

Thanks to @ocean90 for raising the issue and for his continued feedback on this effort.

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