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.
We’d love for you to help out!
You can help translate WordPress to your language by logging in to the translation platform with your WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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/ account and suggesting translations (more details).
We have meetings every week on SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. in polyglots (the schedule is on the sidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. of this page). You are also welcome to ask questions on the same channel at any time!
Thank you for taking the time to organize a translation event in your community. Events like these help to create a welcoming environment for new contributors and create connections that build the WordPress community.
On this page, you will find an overview of how to use this event kit, key steps for organizing a translation event, and related resources.
The event kit is designed to make it as easy as possible to organize a translation event for your MeetupMeetupAll 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. group. With that in mind, this kit includes:
Quick Start Infographic — A small infographic to share with your community providing an overview of the key steps for translation. If you would like to localize the Quick Start infographic to your 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/, please use and follow the instructions in this section.
Create an event on Meetup.com so interested attendees can sign up.
Promote your event! Share via any relevant social media accounts for your local community, on SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. – your local Slack instance and/or the marketing, polyglots, and polyglots-events channels on the Make WordPress Slack – and your local RosettaRosettaThe 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. site. You can also ask one of the Global Polyglots Mentors to include it in the monthly Polyglots newsletter!
Projects to Translate – A helpful guide to various projects and project sizes to determine the best focus for your community.
Step-by-step WordPress Translation Guide – A video walkthrough of the translation process on translate.wordpress.orgtranslate.wordpress.orgThe platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins..
The Polyglots Handbook – The handbook for the global 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/.. There may be some documents in here that would make good projects to translate for your community!
Note: An automated security 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. may kick in if many new contributors register from the same IP address. Possible fixes and workarounds include:
Ask in the meta Slack channel to have your public IP address temporarily white-listed.
Recommend new contributors register a contributor/forums account with WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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/ before your event.
Temporarily attempt to register the new account from your mobile internet connection and not from the venue network.
You can download and modify the presentation Introduction to WordPress Translation (Google Docs | Figma) to provide an overview of the WordPress translation process during your event. You are welcome to add on, modify, and, especially, translate this template as needed for your event.
If you’d like to translate this graphic into your own language for your upcoming event, you can use the following files and templates:
If you have a Canva account, you can use this template by clicking on the Use template button. Once the template is open in the design editor, you can translate directly in Canva and download your updated file.
You can use the following template as the basis of your event description on Meetup.com. You are encouraged to adapt and translate it according to your community’s needs.
Welcome to the [insert Meetup name] translation event! This event is open to WordPress contributors and users of all experience levels interested in learning about and contributing to the translation and localization of WordPress.
During our event, we will be providing an introduction to the WordPress translation process for WordPress core, plugins, themes, the WordPress.org website, etc., and how you can get involved. We will also suggest specific translation projects for attendees to work on based on your interests, preferences, and current translation needs for our locale team. Additionally, we will provide resources and guidance to help you get started. There will also be time for Q&A, where attendees can ask questions and discuss their experiences with translation.
Translation is an integral part of the WordPress community. In fact, over half of all WordPress installs are in languages other than American English, meaning that translated versions of WordPress run over a quarter of the web! By participating in translation events and projects, community members like you can help to ensure that WordPress truly speaks your language.
This event will take place on [Insert date] from [Insert start time] to [Insert end time]. Zoom links will be shared with registered participants an hour before the event.
We hope you can join us for this interactive and informative session on WordPress translation!
When creating an event on Meetup.com, you have the option to add a featured photo. If you would like to add an event photo, feel free to use these images from the WordPress.org Photo Directory, and submitted by fellow Polyglots contributors.
In the WordPress Translation Event Design Kit on Figma, you can download and modify various social media templates to help promote your upcoming event. Templates include the ideal size and layout for LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
The source files are also included for further customization.
Here is a sample agenda that you can use to organize or plan your translation event:
0:00 Welcomes and introduction (10 minutes)
0:10 Presentation: Introduction to WordPress Translations (10 minutes)
0:20 Demo of how to translate WordPress (20 minutes)
0:40 Break (10 minutes)
0:50 Suggested translation projects for attendees to work on (10 minutes)
1:00 Individual translation contribution time (45 minutes)
1:45 Q&A session (15 minutes)
2:00 End of event
Note: This is just a sample agenda and can be modified to fit the specific needs and goals of the event. The synchronous translation time and Q&A session can be adjusted based on the amount of time available and the level of participation from attendees.