Shortcuts to Translation Projects

The WordPress project is large, with a lot of different parts. For many localesLocale 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, a lot of our translation efforts focus on translating themes and plugins. Of course, this includes revisiting the theme and/or pluginPlugin A 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 Plugin Directory 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.

Finding projects from your profile

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 The 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. profile, by visiting (replacing your-username with your username).
  • On the left sidebarSidebar A 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 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
Translations tab in the user profile.

Clicking on the link for each project will bring you directly to the project page in

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Marking a plugin or theme as a favorite

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, where you will be presented with a menu.
The top menu and search bar.
  • Within this menu select Plugins or Themes, or if you know the name of the project, enter it within the search bar.
Use the search button to search for the plugin or theme.
  • Then, after you have found the desired plugin or theme, click on it directly to go to its related page on Once you’ve done that, you will see a screen like this:
Plugin page on
  • 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).
Heart pictogram denotes which plugins and themes are favorites.

And that’s it!

To find the full list of your favorites, visit and perform a search for any plugin. Then, you will see a My Favorites link on top of the screen.

At the top of the search page, you will see a My Favorites link.

If you’re a GTEGeneral Translation Editor A 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 Editor A 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 filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of 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 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:

The My Favorites filter will show your favorite plugin or themes.

Once you’ve applied the filter, your favorite plugins or themes will be displayed and you can easily access the translation project.

From the list of favorites, you can click on Translate Project to start translating.

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