Polyglots Monthly Newsletter: April 2022

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Welcome to the April 2022 edition of the Polyglots monthly newsletter! It is a recap of news related to the WordPress Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/.

What’s inside this edition

GlotPressGlotPress GlotPress is the translation management software that powers Translate.WordPress.org. More information is available at glotpress.org. 3.0 arrives to Translate WordPress

GlotPress 3.0 was released on April 9, 2022 and the changes have been already applied to translate.wordpress.orgtranslate.wordpress.org The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins.! The updates include a layout and design refresh, simplified status filters, and Glossary feature enhancements. You can read about the details in this post.

GlotPress 3.0 Filters

The next minor version release of GlotPress is currently scheduled for May 13, 2022. More improvements around glossaries are planned! Contributions through code and feedback are welcome on the GlotPress repo on GitHub.

💬 Feedback Feature Development

There has been more progress in developing the feedback feature to improve the communication between translators and editors.

We would love some feedback on the new notifications system on translate.wordpress.org around opting into the email notifications. Share your comments on the post on the best balance for notifications so they are as useful as possible without being too intrusive.

If you have a local installLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer. of GlotPress, you can test merged features on the main branch: notifications, order comment replies, and bulk reject dialog fix.

📈 Latest Stats

Via https://wp-info.org/polyglots-stats/ 

The latest weekly statistics are from March 16 to April 20, 2022. You can view the monthly difference in the parentheses.

Releases205 (±0) 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/, 62 (+4) up to date, 2 (+2) behind by minor versions.
🏅 Congrats #mk_MK #bg_BG #el for publishing new releases!
TranslatorsThere are 721 (-3) General Translation Editors, 5,708 (+57) Project Translation Editors, and 58,691 (+487) translation contributors.
Site Language55.94% (+0.9%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

📰 More News and Resources

  • WordPress 6.0 Development Cycle has begun. Hard string freezeString freeze The term "string freeze" is used by the core team to mark the end of changes to the strings of an upcoming release. A string freeze also means that there will be no more strings added to the core project. Sometimes a string freeze has two phases a soft freeze and a hard freeze. A string freeze is announced on the Polyglots blog by the current release lead. is planned for May 3, 2022, and the final release is scheduled for May 24, 2022.
  • Browser Extensions for translate.wordpress.org: WP Translation Filler, GlotDict, and WPGPTools all released new versions.
  • We now have announcements for new stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. for default themes, 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/, and patterns in #polyglots SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.

💡 Did you know? When you enter “0” or “anonymous” as the “User” field for the filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output., you can find translations that are not attributed to any user. This can be handy for finding translations that were added at the time of the initial import of the 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!

🏆 Get Involved

Are you looking for more ways to get started? If you’re translating or want to translate WordPress and any related projects into a specific language, there are some helpful resources.

If you need any help, ask in #polyglots channel in the Make WordPress Slack at any time. We’re a global team, so there’s almost always someone around!

🎉 Many thanks to @webcommsat who contributed to this month’s newsletter!