Translating the Interface

Translate your Rosetta site Translate your Rosetta site

When first created, your local WordPress.org site will have an interface and backend in English. To have the pages and the Dashboard in your own language, you will need to translate them on Trasnlate.WordPress.org in the same way you translate WordPress itself.

The strings for your Rosetta site are in the Rosetta project in translate.wordpress.org.

To have a localized, fully translated site in your language, you need to go to the Rosetta project, select your locale and translate the strings.

Rosetta strings waiting to be translated to Bulgarian (bg_BG)

Rosetta strings waiting to be translated to Bulgarian (bg_BG)

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Translate your Forum site Translate your Forum site

Translating the Forums works the same way as translating the Rosetta site. If you want your local forums to be in your language, you will need to translate all the strings in the Local Forum project and the string in the bbPress project

Screenshot of the Local Forum project on Translate.WordPress.org

Screenshot of the Local Forum project on Translate.WordPress.org

 

A screenshot of the Local Forum project for Pashto

A screenshot of the Local Forum project for Pashto

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When can I see my translation live? When can I see my translation live?

The translations of the interface of your local site get deployed automatically once every 24 hours (once per day at 23:00 UTC). After you’ve translated the Rosetta project to 100%, wait for the automatic deploy to see them on the website.

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Why can’t I edit some of the pages on my local website? Why can’t I edit some of the pages on my local website?

Some pages like “Downloads”, “Install”, “Contact” and “Releases” can not be translated from the backend of the website. Instead, all text in those pages is available for translating in the Rosetta project and will be localized once Rosetta is deployed.

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Who can make changes to the local WordPress sites? Who can make changes to the local WordPress sites?

To make changes in the pages, add content, translate the default content, add projects to the Showcase, you need to be an Editor of that local website.