How to Contribute to Polyglots

Are you a developer? Maybe you speak multiple languages but would like to put your development skills to good use for the Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. Or maybe you don’t speak more than one language, but still want to be part of the Polyglots team.

Either way, we would love for you to join us!

While the Polyglots team focuses primarily on the translation of WordPress and related software into various languages, there are a number of other tasks that we can use help with. Our team has a number of ongoing projects and requests that would highly benefit from developer input. This guide will walk you through how and where to get involved.

What to work on

In general, you can follow any major projects happening on the Polyglots P2. However, on an ongoing basis, we can always benefit from developer attention in the following TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. instances:

You can also contribute to our translation software, GlotPressGlotPress GlotPress is the translation management software that powers More information is available at, via the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. repositoryWordPress Localization Repository The WordPress Localization Repository at is a Subversion repository where official WordPress translations are maintained. See Working with the Translation Repository for details.:

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I have another idea!

Beyond the suggestions above, there are always new ideas and ways to contribute. In our Tools page, you can see a number of tools that were created by developers who were invested in the Polyglots team and wanted to add some additional functionality to the tools we use. This includes things like the WP Polyglots Facilitator tool, which allows variants of a single language to share translations and stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. with one another instead of “starting from scratch.”

If you have an idea for a tool that you would like to contribute, please feel free to share your idea in the #polyglots channel on the WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at or on the Polyglots P2. You can always join one of our weekly meetings to connect with other Polyglots team members who may be able to help build or test your new idea, too. 

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