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!
The WordPress project is large, with a lot of different parts. For many localesLocaleLocale = 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/, a lot of our translation efforts focus on translating themes and plugins. Of course, this includes revisiting the theme and/or pluginPluginA 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 page multiple times to finish an existing translation, or to check for new translations.
Here are a few options to save a few clicks when commonly visiting a plugin or translation project.
Whether you’re working on a new project, or checking one you’ve already contributed to, there’s an easy way to find all the projects that you’ve helped to translate.
To view all the projects to which you’ve contributed translations:
Go to 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/ profile, by visiting https://profile.wordpress.org/your-username (replacing your-username with your WordPress.org username).
On the left 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., under Activity, click on the Translations tab.
When you click on the Translations tab, you will be able to see all the locales to which you’ve contributed, and each project you’ve contributed to within that 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/.
Clicking on the link for each project will bring you directly to the project page in https://translate.wordpress.org/
Another way to find projects you’re working on quickly is by adding the theme or plugin to your Favorites. To do this, follow these steps:
Go to https://wordpress.org, where you will be presented with a menu.
Within this menu select Plugins or Themes, or if you know the name of the project, enter it within the search bar.
Then, after you have found the desired plugin or theme, click on it directly to go to its related page on WordPress.org. Once you’ve done that, you will see a screen like this:
To the left of the Download button, you will see a small heart pictogram, which is gray if not marked/active. To mark the plugin or theme as a favorite, simply click on this heart icon (it will turn red when active).
And that’s it!
To find the full list of your favorites, visit https://wordpress.org and perform a search for any plugin. Then, you will see a My Favorites link on top of the screen.
If you’re a GTEGeneral Translation EditorA General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale., PTEProject Translation EditorA Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves., or a translator working on translating a specific plugin or theme, you can quickly 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. for your favorites by visiting https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/nl/default/wp/ and replacing nl with your locale instead. (In this case, the link above will take you to the translation projects for the Dutch (nl) locale.)
Then, from the Themes or Plugins menu, you can select your favorites by modifying the query as shown below and filtering by My Favorites:
Once you’ve applied the filter, your favorite plugins or themes will be displayed and you can easily access the translation project.