Real-Time Collaboration Tips

Even though you can contribute to WordPress through translation by yourself, there are many benefits to real-time collaboration with others. It can be not only fun and motivating, you will also be able to learn new linguistic and workflow knowledge from each other.

Here are some hints for collaborating with others in 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 team real-time.

Multiple Translators on a GlotPress Project

If your team is working on coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. or any other GlotPressGlotPress GlotPress is the translation management software that powers More information is available at project with a large number or stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. at the same time, you can divide up the strings by following the steps below:

  1. Have everyone participating visit while logged-in
  2. Update all of the settings to match the value as others (e.g. Number of items per page: 40, Default Sort By: Original stringString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings., Default Sort Order: Descending) and click “Save Settings”
  3. Go to the “All” view of the project (*) you’ll be translating together. For example
  4. Using the pagination numbers, divide up the responsible pages for each person. For example, if there are 41 pages and 5 people are working together, the first person should take pages 1-8, second person 9-16, etc.

* By using the “All” view, you can avoid the fluctuation of the contents of each page. For example, if you distribute pages of “Untranslated” strings, the contents of pages will change when some strings get translated & pages are reloaded.

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Tracking Tasks Using a Google Spreadsheet

Making the list of todo’s and it’s progress visible can really help everyone grasp the current situation. As a result, they will understand the priority tasks and get motivated to see the progress.

There are different ways to track tasks and your team can select any method that is the best fit for you. If you are not sure where to get started, try using the template as a starting point.

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Google Doc for a Long-form Collaborative Translation

If you want to work together on a blog post or any long-form article, Google Docs can be useful. Check out A Guide to Collaborative Translation Workflows as an inspiration, and give it a try to find the best practice for your team.

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