Welcome to the official blog of the translator team for the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project. This is where we discuss all things related to translating WordPress. Follow our progress for general updates, status reports, and debates.
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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 TeamPolyglots 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/..
✨ GlotPressGlotPressGlotPress 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.orgThe 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.
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.
The latest weekly statistics are from March 16 to April 20, 2022. You can view the monthly difference in the parentheses.
205 (±0) localeLocaleLocale = 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!
55.94% (+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 freezeThe 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.
We now have announcements for new stringsStringA string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. for default themes, GutenbergGutenbergThe 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 #polyglotsSlackSlackSlack 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 filterFilterFilters 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 pluginPluginA 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!
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