An update on WordPress 5.0 and the block editor

The previous announcement included a note that stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. for the new blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor weren’t yet available in the WordPress projects.

This has been changed over the last few days and around ~600 editor strings are now fully translatable. As mentioned before, when possible, the strings from the Gutenberg project have been imported so you don’t have to start from the scratch.

This also means that the WordPress project is now the canonical source for the block editor aka. GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. Please focus on the WordPress project as there’s no sync for changes between both projects.

Language packs are now also rolling for the 5.0 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. which means you can test your translations (if at 100%) right in WordPress. You can download the latest 5.0 ZIP from Select your language in the settings and let WordPress load the new language pack.

Thanks for all your awesome work and happy translating!

P.S.: You can read about the technical details in #45161-core, #45103-core, #45287-core, and #3875-meta.

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