Translation Events: Inviting GTEs to Create and Manage Events

A few months ago, we introduced Translation Events, a new section of The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins. to easily manage translation events that happen at Contributor Days, translation meetups, and translation hackathons.

What is a Translation Event?

A translation event gets a dedicated page where the hosts provide a title and description of the event, as well as a start and end time. People can attend the event by clicking the “Attend” button, indicating that they want to help the effort.

During the event, their translation and reviewing activity will be counted towards the event,giving an overview of how much has already been translated.

After the event, the page shows how much was translated to how many languages and who the contributors were. This makes it easier for contributors to celebrate their achievements and build a sense of community with other translators.

We already had a few Contributor Days at WordCamps where we reached out to the table leads to see if they wanted to try this new tool, and they did! Thank you already to everyone who participated! We’ve

In the attendees and contributor lists, we also highlight new contributors using a 🎉 emoji. We’d like to invite event hosts to look out for them as they might need a little bit of help to get started.

Allowing More People to Create Events

We’d like to try and put the organization of small-scale translation events in the hands of users. Today we are empowering GTEs to create and manage translation events. Note also that people who are not GTEs can be event hosts, thus you can reach out for a GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale. to create an event for you.

If you are a GTE, starting today you can create and manage your translation events at

The plugin repo is open, so if you have some feedback or detect a bug, please, create a new issue.

This post was co-created with @akirk and @griffbrad.