Polyglots Team at WCEU 2020 Contributor Day

On June 4, 2020, the first-ever online Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. of this scale was held as a part of WordCamp Europe 2020. Thanks to Zoom and the different breakout rooms, Polyglots from all over the world gathered online to see each other, exchange ideas, and (of course) translate!


  • Zoom Call Duration: 267 minutes (04/Jun/2020 13:35:09-18:01:54)
  • Zoom Participants: 70 unique users (95 connections)
    • 34 stayed less than 1 hour
    • 12 stayed between 1 & 2 hours
    • 24 stayed over 2 hours


  • Over 25 concurrent people in zoom
  • Breakout rooms created so everybody could talk, some in the same language (Italian, Spanish), others to have a mixed experienced/newcomer group
  • Multiple Topics discussed:
    • How to start translating
    • Tools used for translation
    • GlotPressGlotPress GlotPress is the translation management software that powers Translate.WordPress.org. More information is available at glotpress.org./translate.wordPress.orgtranslate.wordpress.org The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins. roadmap
    • Differences in English and Spanish variants/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/
  • Messages were left on support forums of plugins when strange coding was found
  • Contribution to Malayalam, Hindi, Gujarati, English, French, Spanish, Marathi, Japanese, German, Italian, …
  • PTEs added for plugins/teams in Japanese, Italian, French
  • French and Portuguese 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. requests answered
  • Thai SVNSVN Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/. folders created for the release of the latest package (from 5.2.4 to 5.4.1)
  • Documentation reviewed

Some Details

Just to mention a few of the plugins, themes, coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. projects that Polyglots reported to have worked on (the list is too long to mention all):

  • Core/meta projects in Hungarian, Italian, Malayalam, Bengali, Finnish…
  • Plugins in Arabic, Croatian, Dutch, Spanish, English, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Finnish, …: WooCommerce Multilingual, Redirect, Rank Math, ShortPixel Image Optimizer, WP Editor WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user., Simple Page Sidebars, Akismet, Jetpack, FooGallery, User Login History, Disable Comments, WPFront Scroll Top, Brizy Page builder, TablePress, GDPR Cookie Consent, Password Protected, Flamingo, CMB2, WP Rollback, WooCommerce, 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
  • Themes in German, Spanish, … : Astra, Mynote, Woostify, Landscape

We translated, we gathered new ideas and we really had a fun day. Hope to see you all soon again!

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