Projects to Translate

Depending on the components your 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 will be using, multiple projects need to be translated.

The translation status for most (but not all) of the basic projects listed here can be seen on so that’s a good page to bookmark in order to quickly notice when new stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. need attention.

In general, most teams will be focused on the following projects, in this order. If WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. projects are already 100% translated for your locale, check in your local SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at to see if there are any other projects being prioritized at the moment.

Polyglots Teams also help translating contents on other 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. sites, such as HelpHub pages, forum documentation, and contributor handbooks.

WordPress Core

The first part that needs to be translated is, of course, the WordPress core software so users can install WordPress in their own language. The following components should be translated:

These are also good to translate, although not essential:

  • WordPress core Network Admin and the Continent & Cities sub-projects
  • Other “Twenty XX” themes included in the core package
  • Akismet 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
  • Classic Editor plugin (many strings can also be found in WordPress 4.9 or earlier; you can import them)
  • Some Block Patterns

In addition, these “Feature Plugins” are actively developed and often merged into core. If you want to keep up with upcoming features, consider keep translation of these plugins up-to-date. You can then export/import the strings from/to your WordPress translation, as a lot of strings are equal.

For Health Check and GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc., consider exporting and importing the strings from your WordPress translation, as a lot of strings are equal. Many Classic Editor strings can also be found in WordPress 4.9 or earlier.

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Rosetta Site

To have all text of your RosettaRosetta The code name of the theme for the local WordPress sites (eg. 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 (the localized version of such as in your local language, make sure to have all these translated:

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Team Site (/team)

If you have your “team” site active (such as, make sure to translate the following components:

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Support Forum (/support)

If your Rosetta contains an active /support section, then you’ll need to translate the projects below.

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Mobile Apps

The WordPress mobile apps are also an important component to translate for people using WordPress on their phones. You can find the projects for the WordPress mobile apps under the Apps tab:

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The project is part of the Meta projects included in The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins.. includes all the text you see when visiting a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. website in your locale, such as It’s important to translate this project so that attendees for upcoming WordCamps are able to find information, buy tickets, and navigate the site comfortably and in their language.

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Once you’ve covered the basic projects above, you may want to work on the translation of WordPress themes and WordPress plugins. For each locale, there are two pages that show the translation status for the most popular themes and plugins.

The screenshot below shows where you can find these pages on the main page for your locale on

On the main page for each locale at, you can find links to translation status for the most installed plugins and themes.

Example links of the stats for top plugins/themes (French):

Note: A plugin or a theme will be included in these pages only when the translation has “started”. For a completely new locale, you may get inspired by visiting the corresponding pages for any of the active languages.

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