Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – March 31, 2021 (12:00 UTC)

Here’s the agenda for our weekly chat.

This meeting will be held at Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, 12:00 GMT in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

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Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – March 17, 2021 (12:00 UTC)

Here’s the agenda for our weekly chat.

This meeting will be held at Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00 UTC in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

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Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – March 3, 2021 (12:00 UTC)

Here’s the agenda for our weekly chat.

This meeting will be held at Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:00 GMT in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

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Proposal/Call for Volunteers: Polyglots Training Working Group

In the Polyglots Translator Research, many 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/ expressed a need to increase active translation contributors. In the Polyglots Team Plans for 2021 post, one suggestion to improve this is to create a course on becoming a translation editorTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor or 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/ manager.

With that in mind, I’d like to propose creating a working group of Polyglots contributors to develop a series of lessons or training resources for others in the Polyglots community. The classes may focus on basics – such as best practices for submitting translations – and community building topics, like setting priorities, finding new contributors, planning within a small or large team, and re-activating an inactive locale.

Goals: 

Current locale managers, GTEs, PTEs, and active translators have a lot of experience contributing to the 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/., how to mentor and onboard new contributors, and how to encourage leadership in others. It’s easy to overlook this knowledge since it often happens without even thinking. However, it is so valuable to building an active community for the long term.

Collecting this experience to share as a guide for contributors who would like to become more active in their local community can help reduce the current community’s workload. It also clearly shows new community members how they can progress and develop their goals for contribution.

How to help:

If others like the idea and are interested, there are two ways to help! First, it will be helpful to hear your thoughts and feedback on these questions:

  1. What topics would be the most helpful, both for new translators and for translation editorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor
  2. What is the best format for these training materials? (For example, Community is exploring a Learn WordPress course (video) for leadership skill training and has a text-based WordPress Community Deputy Training course.)
  3. Should the training materials be a global resource (in English) or translated?

Second, you can help by actually developing and creating these materials! Depending on the topics and format we decide on, I expect this to take two to three months to complete. You can contribute an hour or two each week by reviewing documentation or answering questions about your contribution experience. Or you can get more involved by planning and building the training materials. 

If you have feedback on the idea or are interested in working on this, please comment on the post by Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Props/thanks to @tobifjellner and @nao for reviewing this post!

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Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – Jan. 20, 2021 (12:00 UTC)

Here’s the agenda for our weekly chat.

This meeting will be held at Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:00 GMT in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

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Proposal: Translating Learn WordPress

Much like WordPress itself, Learn WordPress is a global resource. While most of the content – from lesson plans to videos – is currently in English, contributing in languages other than English is supported and encouraged.

Translating Learn WordPress has the potential to make it more accessible and inclusive to a wider variety of learners, educators, and new contributors. However, for learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ to better support content in multiple languages, there are a few steps to consider in localizing and translating this resource.

I’d like to share a few ideas, starting with tasks that could start immediately and those that would need some longer-term planning or conversations.

Short-term steps
As a note, many of these are tasks that the Training team and Learn Working Group can help with.

  • Captioning and subtitling workshop videos. Currently, about one-third of the videos have captions and there are already instructions available through WordPress.tv on how to translate subtitles.
  • Translating lesson plans. Much like the current lesson plan review process, folks could translate a lesson plan by creating a draft, assigning it to their 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/’s CategoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. (i.e. français or español), and requesting a second review before publishing.
  • Submitting workshop ideas in languages other than English, or helping to review those workshops.
  • Hosting discussion groups in languages other than English, or coordinating a discussion group through a local MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area..
  • Translating the site UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. through the GlotPress project. Currently, this only includes static stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. on the site and there are more discussions/decisions to be made on where and how these translations appear.

Discussions and decisions for the future

  • While Learn WordPress is already available for translation in GlotPressGlotPress GlotPress is the translation management software that powers Translate.WordPress.org. More information is available at glotpress.org., this only includes static strings and there are a few other steps and discussions needed, such as:
    • Implementing a language switcher, like https://wp15.wordpress.net/
    • Considering plugins or other tools to help translate dynamic content, like workshop descriptions.
    • Whether a language switcher should be available for all 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/ or only those who meet certain criteria, i.e. setting a percentage of translated strings.
  • For translated lesson plans, considering how to handle translated content. For example, displaying languages as categories on the landing page or incorporating translated content into whatever tool we decide on for other dynamic content.
  • How to handle locale variants, i.e. organizing site content based on locales vs. languages?
  • How to engage new volunteers outside of current, active Polyglots contributors? For example, cross-collaborating between Training or Learn Working Group members who want to contribute to translating Learn WordPress.

While all of these options have the potential to make Learn WordPress more accessible outside of English, they also come with challenges about consistency across languages and existing translation workflows (i.e. approval by a Translation EditorTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor) that would be helpful to explore.


Your thoughts?

With all of that in mind, I’d love to open this post for feedback until Sunday, January 24, 2021, after which I can post a recap of the discussion. It would be very helpful to have input from both Polyglots, Training, and Community team members, as this would definitely be a cross-team effort.

In particular, I’d love input and feedback on the following questions:

  1. Which tasks do you think fit in with your existing team goals for 2021? This goes for Polyglots goals, as well as the Training and Community teams.
  2. Is there anything missing from this list that would make Learn WordPress more multilingual and polyglot-friendly?
  3. What are your perceptions around the order of processes? Does one item need to be handled before others?

Thank you to @lmurillom and WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Sevilla for prompting these ideas, and thank you to @angelasjin, @_dorsvenabili, @courtneypk, @nao, and @danilong for helping to write this post.

+make.wordpress.org/training/

+make.wordpress.org/community/

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Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – January 6, 2021 (12 UTC)

Here’s the agenda for our weekly chat (and first weekly chat of 2021!).

This meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 12:00 GMT in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

If you have any additions to the agenda, please share them in the comments.

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Polyglots Translator Research 2020 Results

Thanks to everyone’s participation and help with the promotion, we received 330 replies to the Polyglots Translator Research! We are happy to share that polyglots contributors from 118 different 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/ and 71 countries took their time to answer the questions.

Image of research response overview. Completed Surveys: 330, Completion Rate: 73%, Incomplete Surveys 120, Most Popular Locations: France (29), Spain (24), Germany (21), India (20), Italy (20), Brazil (16), Netherlands (15), Islamic Republic of Iran (10).
And a heat map of respondent locations.

Summary of the Results

(You can find the more detailed data at the bottom of this post)

A big motivation behind our first-ever Polyglots Translator Research form was to better understand the current pain points of the Polyglots community and to help inform our goals for 2021. From our results, a few items stood out as particularly interesting and can help us with our goals for next year.

  • Better communication and feedback came up a number of times in both the survey responses and in free-form questions. While incorporating a feedback tool into GlotPress will likely help with this, it also highlights other ways we can better use our existing communication tools. Using Slackbots to help encourage new contributors, reaching out directly to new contributors via 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/., or pinging contributors on your 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/ P2p2 "p2" is the name of the theme that blogs at make.wordpress.org use (and o2 is the accompanying plugin). When asked to post something "on the p2" by a member of the Polyglots team, that usually means you're asked to post on the team blog https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/./forum may help. What other ideas could be useful to improve communication?
  • A lot of respondents felt that growing their team of active translators is a significant task! How can we explore outreach next year? What actions have helped your locales with recruiting new translators, and how can we collaborate globally to recruit overall?
  • For translators, uncertainty regarding how to get translations approved and the time it takes for approval were shared as barriers to contribution. What could improve this experience? In addition to tools and practices for communication, would locales benefit from onboarding/training guides that can easily be translated or other tools to familiarize new contributors with the process?
  • One surprising result that we noted was how heavily featured machine translation was in these results, both as a tool and as a resource people would like to see included in GlotPressGlotPress GlotPress is the translation management software that powers Translate.WordPress.org. More information is available at glotpress.org.! Was that surprising to anyone else? How do you feel about or use machine translation in your work?

What do you think?

Were you surprised with the results or were they as you expected? Which ones were especially interesting?

And as we are nearing the end of the year, we’d love everyone to take a moment and think about how we can learn from the results and set our 2021 goals as global & locale teams. 

What’s the one thing you want to focus on as a translation contributorTranslation Contributor Translation Contributors (formerly known as Translators) are volunteers that focus on translating projects into their language. They contribute to improving their language either in a small way, like fixing a typo, or a large way, likes translating entire projects. in 2021?

This post was compiled & written by @nao, @psmits, and @evarlese. Also, thanks @chaion07 @devinmaeztri @meher @webcommsat (and the rest of the marketing team) for your help through this project!

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Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – Nov. 11, 2020 (12:00 UTC)

Here’s the agenda for our weekly chat.

This meeting will be held at Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 12:00 GMT in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

  • Welcomes
  • Weekly 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/ stats
  • WordPress 5.6
    • WordPress 5.6 is now ready to be translated!
    • November 17th is the deadline for final stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings..
    • The expected release date is December 8th.
  • The 2020 Polyglots Translator Research is now open.
    • The form should take roughly 5 minutes to fill out.
    • There is a template available to publish a translated announcement post on RosettaRosetta The code name of the theme for the local WordPress sites (eg. bg.wordpress.org is a “Rosetta” site). All locale specific WordPress sites are referred to as “Rosetta sites.” The name was inspired from the ancient Rosetta Stone, which contained more or less the same text in three different languages. sites.
  • Mini-translation packages proposal.
    • An update on potential next steps, i.e. identifying and auditing “high” priority strings after 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..
    • More feedback is still welcome on the post!
  • Open floor

If you have any additions to the agenda, please share them in the comments.

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Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – October 28, 2020 (12:00 UTC)

Here’s the agenda for our weekly chat.

This meeting will be held at Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12:00 GMT in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

If you have any additions to the agenda, please share them in the comments.

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Call for Volunteers: 2020 Polyglots Survey

As mentioned in our weekly meeting, we are looking for volunteers to help create a survey for 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/. members.

The Goal

The goal of the survey is to collect data to help inform and prioritize future projects. We hope to collect input from PTEs, GTEs, and 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/ managers to better understand potential areas of improvement, as well as what is working well for local teams. We’d also like to explore interviewing or surveying new translation contributors to get their input and perspective as well.

Over the past year, the global Polyglots team has worked on a number of improvements to help both new contributors and community leaders in each locale. With your help, we can make sure we’re asking good questions to uncover new ways to better support each locale.

Who Translate WordPress? 15,225 active translators, 635 GTEs, 3,275 PTEs.

How You Can Help

Some of the task examples are:

  • Reviewing the survey questions
  • Setting up the survey form (in your language too, if you want to)
  • Helping spread the word on a blog, social media, and other outreach channels
  • Analyzing and/or translating the results

Let Us Know

If you’re interested in helping, please reach out on 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/. to @nao or @evarlese or comment on this post. Any level of help is useful, so don’t hesitate to join!

#call-for-volunteers, #stats, #survey

Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – September 30, 2020 (12 UTC)

Title Format:
Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – Feb. 10, 2021 (X:00 UTC)
CategoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging.: Weekly chat
TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post.: Weekly meetings

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Here’s the agenda for our weekly chat.

This meeting will be held at Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6:00 GMT in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

  • Welcomes
  • Weekly 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/ stats
  • Releases: X.X.X
  • Help & feedback wanted:
    • Item
    • Item
  • FYI:
    • Item
  • Open floor / Achievement

If you have any additions to the agenda, please share them in the comments.

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Welcome to our week-long celebration of International Translation Day!

Talks and panels

Mini-Events

“The week-long promotion of the WordPress Polyglots has begun. We will be adding news and highlights to the WordPress Translation Day webpage from later today and through its social channels. Do sign-up, follow and share the amazing stories of how WordPress usage and translation grows around the world and how you too could be a translator. Happy translating!”

Abha Thakor, from the organizing team

While International Translation Day falls on Wednesday 30 September 2020, the Polyglots community and Marketing team have paired up to create a week-long celebration of translation. For background on our preparations, please read post by @webcommsat Let’s celebrate International Translation Day. We have also supported mini-events earlier in 2020 including ones for the BengaliFrenchItalian language communities.

Don’t forget to use the #WPTranslationDay hashtag on your social media posts throughout the week to highlight the amazing work of our community!

Background

The United Nations has designated 30 September as International Translation Day to highlight the importance of polyglots and translators in the world. Within the WordPress community, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate and highlight the work of the many volunteer translators and editors who localize WordPress into more than 200 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/.

International Translation Day is a time to reflect on all of the work that we’ve accomplished, and to onboard new contributors to join our community. Within the 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/., a number of locales (listed below) have organized with the WordPress Translation Day and Marketing Teams a number of mini-events to connect with translators in their language. There will be talks spanning locales and drop-in opportunities for individuals or locales to share their successes, answer questions and recruit you contributors. 

You can contribute to the WordPress translation celebration wherever you are based even if your 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/ is not running an event.

What’s happening

Talks

Wednesday 30 September 2020:

  • 08:00 UTC: Global Polyglots Mentor Naoko Takano, status of WordPress Translation. She will be sharing some stats about the Polyglots Team, similar to the opening session on WordPress Translation Day 4 in 2019. This will be held on Zoom webinar.
  • 13:00 – 13:30 UTC: International marketer Maja Loncar, joined by a panel of new and experienced contributors, will share their experiences of being a translator. This will be held on Zoom. Book on the WPMumbai Meetup page – if you have signed-up for the 14:00 talk, you will be automatically registered for this discussion, too.
    There will be an optional Kahoot game in-between the two talks.
  • 14:00 UTC: Keynote on the benefits of translating WordPress into your local language. ‘Why translation is so important and how it can bring benefits to your language’. International communicator and WordPress Translation Day organizer Abha Thakor and a panel of international WordPress contributors. The interactive event will be on Zoom. Following the talk, the panel discussion will include the Multi-Lingual Community Wrangler Erica Varlese, WordPress Mumbai co-lead Meher Bala, Dutch polyglot Yvette Sonneveld, and more.
    You can sign-up through WordPress Mumbai, which is coordinating this for other locales.
    Booking link. Please book early as places are limited. Locales can also create their own list and thenZoom link will be shared with you – please contact @meher on the polyglots-events on the Make WordPress 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/..

Sunday 4 October 2020:

  • Online sessions via polyglots-events: Event workshops via Zoom are being finalized.
  • Video panel discussion to share highlights of the week-long mini-events, talks, and drop-ins with locales. YouTube Link


Mini-events

Multi-day events:

30 September 2020:

1 October 2020:

2 October 2020:

3 October 2020:

More links will be added when available from the locales.

October 4: 

October 10:

Drop-in events

A number of locales will also be providing “drop-in” hours in the #polyglots-events channel in Slack. Come and celebrate your locale internationally.

Wednesday 30 September 2020:

More will be added as finalized by the locales.

  • 11:00 to 12:00 UTC (12:00 to 13:00 BST) English (UK) (en_GB) (organized by @markscottrobson)
  • 13:00 to 15:00 UTC Kannada (kn) (organized by @nsuresha)

Sunday 4 October 2020:

  • 13:00 – 14:00 UTC – Bangalore

Just Translate on Your Own

If your locale is not running a mini-event or a drop-in session, you can still mark the day by translating something!

  • Join Make WordPress Slack #polyglots-events and say hi! You can share what translation you are doing and why. For example, “In celebration of International Translation Day, I’m translating XX (project name) into XX (locale language) today.” You can tell us your city or district, if you are comfortable to do that.
  • Use #WPTranslationDay hashtag to share what you have been doing on social media

How you can participate during the week

For general participation, please join the #polyglots-events channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Say hello, introduce yourself, and share what you’re working on.

If you’re joining an event organized by your community’s locale, be sure to follow any instructions that organizers have shared in their related communications, such as on Meetup.com or social media. If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to join your locale’s Slack instance (check this list to find your locale).

If you’re co-ordinating an event, thank you for making this happen! Don’t forget to share these helpful links with your attendees, including the video tutorials on how to get started with WordPress.org and the Making WordPress Slack.

Are you a new translator? Welcome! We’re so happy you want to join us. It’s thanks to people like you that WordPress is offered in so many different languages, making it easier for people around the world to use and share their voice through WordPress. 

We recommend starting with the following pages to get started: 

When considering what to work on, it’s always a good idea to check with your locale’s Locale Managers or General Translation EditorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor (GTEs) on what the current priorities are for the team. In general, it’s a good idea to start with the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. WordPress project. If that is 100% translated already, consider working on top plugins and themes – especially if it’s something that you use on a regular basis.

If you have any questions along the way, please ask! There is almost always someone around in the #polyglots channel on Slack, ready and happy to help.

Please note: the WordPress community’s online event Code of Conduct should be respected in our global and local events. If you or someone you know need to report any issues of harassment, please refer to this Incident Reporting page.

Share on social

Are you hosting or participating in a Translation Day event? Let us know your locale, what you will be working on, and any other fun facts in the comments! And don’t forget to share your photos (where you have permissions) with @TranslateWP on Twitter after your events. WordPress Translation Day is all on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.


This post was a collaborative effort by @nao, @meher, @carike, @webcommsat, @markscottrobson, @lmurillom, @oglekler and @evarlese. Thanks @marybaum for the banner design and @zetaraffix for the original Wapuu artwork.

A big thank you to Abha Thakor and Meher Bala for the considerable hours they have donated during the last six weeks leading on preparation for this event and giving support to locales, and to Larissa Murillo, Olga Glekler, Naoko Takano and Erica Varlese for additional work on the planning.

#marketing, #translation-day

Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – September 16, 2020 (12 UTC)

Title Format:
Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – Feb. 10, 2021 (X:00 UTC)
CategoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging.: Weekly chat
TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post.: Weekly meetings

Don’t forget to remove this 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..

Here’s the agenda for our weekly chat.

This meeting will be held at Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6:00 GMT in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

  • Welcomes
  • Weekly 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/ stats
  • Releases: X.X.X
  • Help & feedback wanted:
    • Item
    • Item
  • FYI:
    • Item
  • Open floor / Achievement

If you have any additions to the agenda, please share them in the comments.

#weekly-meetings

Polyglots Handbook Reorganization Update

A big update on the Polyglots Handbook reorganization project!

Yesterday, @lidialab and I reordered the pages, according to the outline we shared. In other words, the Polyglots Handbook officially has a new look 🙂

At this point in our progress, there are seven remaining (small) tasks for the work to be considered 100% complete.

  • We have three pages that are in progress and already have volunteers working on them.
  • Two pages that have been rewritten, and need a volunteer to review them.
  • Two pages that need a volunteer to review them for accuracy and to check if any information is out-of-date.

If you’re interested in helping with these final tasks, please sign up via the sign-up sheet or pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” myself or @lidialab with questions.

We’ve come a very long way on this project that we started just a few months ago. A big thank you and congratulations goes to the team that made this happen: @lidialab, @nao, @casiepa, @devinmaeztri, @psmits1567, @yordansoares, @nobnob, and @arpitgshah. If you see any of them in 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/., give them a hive-five!

As a reminder, the main focus of this project was: 1) to make sure all the pages in our Handbook are updated, and 2) to revise the workflow of the Handbook to help onboard new contributors (translators, PTEs/GTEs, global mentors, and 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/Theme authors).

Photo of the sidebar menu in the Polyglots Handbook.
Updated menu order.

All the old permalinks should automatically redirect to the new, updated URLs. However, as you use the Handbook, if you have any feedback or if you notice anything that seems buggy, please do not hesitate to share feedback!