Start translating WordPress 5.1

WordPress 5.1, planned for February 21, 2019, is now ready to be translated on translate.wordpress.org!

The strings are in the Development project at https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev. The strings for WordPress 5.0 have been moved to https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/5.0.x.

So far there are ~140 string changes. The about page has not been updated yet.
You’ll find a few strings related to pausing or resuming themes/plugins. These are part of the new “PHP Fatal Error Protection” feature. You can read more about this in the dev note:

PHP Site Health Mechanisms in 5.1

Happy translating! 🌏🌍🌎

PS: If you provide translations for the readme and/or sample config file, please read this post.

#announcement #5-1

WordPress 5.1 String Changes in HTML/PHP Files

WordPress 5.1 Beta 3 is currently scheduled for release on January 29th. This release will also mark the soft string freeze point for the 5.1 release. A soft string freeze means that no more new strings can be introduced or changed in the codebase. The only exception is the About page in the admin.

5.1 introduces some changes to files that cannot use gettext. These files will require manual translation and deployment from Locale Managers with commit access on the /dist repository.

wp-config-sample.php

In #41000, changes were made to replace “blog” and “Happy blogging” terms with “site” and “Happy publishing”.

In wp-config-sample.php, the following string will have to be translated within the inline PHP comment (so that non-English speakers are able to understand how to configure their WordPress site). This comment is located on line 82:

/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

is replaced with:

/* That's all, stop editing! Happy publishing. */

readme.html

In the readme.html file, the term “blog” has also been replaced with “site”. This string occurs on line 29.

#44955 also introduced the lang attribute to the tag in the readme.html file (line 1). This is especially useful for users relying on assistive technologies to help indicate the primary language of the document.

Locale Managers with commit access must replace with the proper language tag or subtag. For example, the French (Belgium)” Locale would be .

You can find the correct tag/subtag to use for your Locale in the translation of html_lang_attribute string in GlotPress. Here is an example with en-GB.

How to deploy your translations

To internationalize or localize components of WordPress that cannot use gettext, Locale Managers with commit access will need to replace the English version of the files with a manually translated version.

Then they have to commit them via the /dist directory in i18n.svn.wordpress.org.

Hard String Freeze and 5.1 Release

The hard string freeze for WordPress 5.1 will coincide with 5.1 RC1, which is currently scheduled for February 7th. A hard string freeze means that no more string changes will happen in the codebase, even on the About page.

The final release of WordPress 5.1 is currently scheduled for February 21, 2019.

You can read more about the schedule on the 5.1 Development Cycle page.

#5-1, #announcement

WordPress 5.0.3 has been released

WordPress 5.0.3 has been released. It is a maintenance release with some string changes.

WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release

In order to benefit from the automated release process it might be possible that you have to prepare your locale first and/or need to translate the new strings.

#5-0, #announcement

WordPress 5.0.1 has been released

WordPress 5.0.1 has been released. It is a security release with some string changes.

WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release

In order to benefit from the automated release process it might be possible that you have to prepare your locale first and/or need to translate the new strings.

Also released: 4.9.9, 4.8.8, 4.7.12, 4.6.13, 4.5.16, 4.4.17, 4.3.18, 4.2.22, 4.1.25, 4.0.25, 3.9.26, 3.8.28, 3.7.28

#5-0, #announcement

WordPress 5.0 RC and Twenty Nineteen

WordPress 5.0 is now in Release Candidate state which means it can be released at any point. The final release date is still TBC Thursday December 6th.

Strings for the about page are now also available in the Administration project. Reminder: Don’t translate literally, translate organically.

  • https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev
  • https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev/admin
  • https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev/admin/network
  • https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev/cc

Also, please don’t forget to translate the new default theme called Twenty Nineteen (Demo) at https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-themes/twentynineteen.

Happy translating! 🌍🌏🌎

#announcement #5-0

An update on WordPress 5.0 and the block editor

The previous announcement included a note that strings for the new block editor weren’t yet available in the WordPress projects.

This has been changed over the last few days and around ~600 editor strings are now fully translatable. As mentioned before, when possible, the strings from the Gutenberg project have been imported so you don’t have to start from the scratch.

This also means that the WordPress project is now the canonical source for the block editor aka. Gutenberg. Please focus on the WordPress project as there’s no sync for changes between both projects.

Language packs are now also rolling for the 5.0 beta which means you can test your translations (if at 100%) right in WordPress. You can download the latest 5.0 ZIP from https://wordpress.org/nightly-builds/wordpress-5.0-latest.zip. Select your language in the settings and let WordPress load the new language pack.

Thanks for all your awesome work and happy translating!

P.S.: You can read about the technical details in #45161-core, #45103-core, #45287-core, and #3875-meta.

#announcement #5-0

#3875-meta, #45103-core, #45161-core, #45287-core

WordPress 4.9.8 has been released

WordPress 4.9.8 has been released. It’s a maintenance release with some string changes.

WordPress 4.9.8 Maintenance Release

In order to benefit from the automated release process it might be possible that you have to prepare your locale first and/or need to translate the new strings.

#announcement #4-9 #release

WordPress 4.9.7 has been released

WordPress 4.9.7 has been released. It’s a security and maintenance release with some string changes.

WordPress 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release

In order to benefit from the automated release process it might be possible that you have to prepare your locale first and/or need to translate the new strings.

#announcement #4-9

WordPress 4.9.6 has been released

WordPress 4.9.6 has been released. It’s a minor release with a few string changes.

WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release

In order to benefit from the automated release process it could be possible that you have to prepare your locale first.

#announcement

Strings for new About pages are available for translation

A few days ago 219 new strings were imported into the WordPress.org project.

Those strings are for the new about pages which are currently visible at https://test.wordpress.org/about/. The new pages will be rolled out to the main site and, of course, to all the localized sites as well.
In case you have found a typo or want to provide some other feedback, feel free to let us know in the #meta3046 ticket.

Keep up the good work and happy translating!

#announcement

#meta3046

Localized login/registration forms and email notifications for new translation editors

Hello everyone, today I’d like to inform you about two changes:

Localized login/registration forms

If you recently visited https://login.wordpress.org you may have already noticed it. The login and the registration form are now translatable and depending on your browser settings it should automatically use the correct language for you. Additionally, if a new user wants to register for your local support forums we ensure that it’s displayed in the same language as the support forum itself.

Registration form in Romanian

Login form in German

There’s also a little language switcher in case you want to switch the language.

You’ll find the related strings in the wordpress.org project at https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/meta/wordpress-org.

Meta ticket: #1673-meta, thanks to @dd32 and @obenland.

 

Email notifications for new translation editors

Whenever someone is added as a General Translation Editor or Project Translation Editor they now get a notification via email to let them know that they have been added as a translation editor.

The email includes a list of the projects (name + link) and some other links to help them getting started. Beside the default links each locale team can extend the email with other helpful resources. To do that you have to create a new navigation menu in the admin of your local main site and assign it to the Resources for translation editors location.

Resources for translation editors

The email for General Translation Editors is a bit different since they are likely part of the team for a bit longer. The email requests them to fill their WordPress.org profile, register on Slack and to subscribe for notifications for their locales.

You’ll find the related strings in the rosetta project at https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/meta/rosetta.

Meta ticket: #1613-meta

#announcement

WordPress 4.9.3 has been released

WordPress 4.9.3 has been released. It’s a maintenance release with a few string changes.

WordPress 4.9.3 Maintenance Release

In order to benefit from the automated release process, make sure your locale is prepared.

#4-9, #announcement, #release

New Strings for WordPress 4.9.3

Hello everyone, WordPress 4.9.3 is scheduled for Monday, February 5th. It’s a maintenance release with a few new strings in WordPress dev and Administration projects.

Happy translating!

#4-9, #announcement

WordPress 4.9.1 has been released

It is a security and maintenance release. There are no string changes except one new string in 4.3 in wp/4.3.x/admin.

WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release

In order to benefit from the automated release process it could be possible that you have to prepare your locale first.

Also released: 4.8.4, 4.7.8, 4.6.9, 4.5.12, 4.4.13, 4.3.14, 4.2.18, 4.1.21, 4.0.21, 3.9.22, 3.8.24, and 3.7.24.

#announcement, #release

WordPress 4.9 should be released today – prepare your locales

WordPress 4.9 should be released today – prepare your locales

Dear Polyglots,

The last strings for 4.9 have been frozen since November 9th and WordPress 4.9 is about to be released.

That means there are two things for all GTEs to do now:

1. Translate the 4.9 project, Admin and Network admin

It’s time to head to translate.wordpress.org and finish translating the last batch of new strings.

Please don’t forget that in order to qualify for an automatic release, you need to have all strings in the following projects translated 100%:

2. Prepare the SVN directory for your locale for automated packages

Handbook page for reference: Automated release packages

Does my locale qualify for automated release?

  • If all you have is a license, readme, and wp-config-sample.php (or no custom changes at all), everything will be automated for you if you follow the instructions above. Both language packs and release packages will automatically be created. If you are not at 100% at that time, then language packs and release packages will be created when you reach 100%. If you later modify a translation (to fix a typo, for example), your language pack and release package will be regenerated.
  • If you have extensive custom changes, you will need to manually create a package via Rosetta as you have done in the past.

On Slack, watch out for messages like this one:

translation-bot

Your locale is good to go if you see your locale in the “x release packages for y were built” message.


This is also a global ping for GTEs for locales that are currently at more than 50% and less than 100%.

26 locales are already at 100% – thank you!

Dev between 95% and 100% (15)

Dev between 90% and 95% (14)

Dev between 50% and 90% (51)

The release is due today and this is a very short notice, a last minute string was added yesterday as well so thank you in advance to everyone who makes time to get their locale to 100%. For those who don’t the next couple of weeks are a great time to get this done as well so no stress and happy translating!

Petya

#announcement

#hard-freeze, #wordpress-4-9