WP Translation Day organisers FAQ

Dear #WPTranslationDay event organisers,

The event is coming this Saturday and on behalf of the whole team, I’d like to say thank you for doing this for the global community and for your local community too. WP Translation Day is our global contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., a chance to spend time together, get to know each other and give back to WordPress. It wouldn’t be possible without you all. You are amazing.

Here is a list of useful tips and frequently asked questions for you. Read it carefully, it has information that’s important for you. If you want to ask anything else, please do it in the #Polyglots channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or in the #Event-organisers channel on the WPTranslationDay Slack.

How should I start the day?

Start your day by explaining to the people at your event how the Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. runs. If you don’t have experience, this slide deck will give you all the information you need: View and download Presentation: Introduction to the WordPress Polyglots team

Where can I look if I need information about the team?

The Polyglots handbook is your best friend. You will find an answer to almost any question you have on https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/

What are the first things new contributors should do during the day?

Here’s a list of things you need to help new contributors with:

  1. Register an account on WordPress.org
  2. Sign into Slack with their new account from http://chat.wordpress.org and join the #Polyglots
  3. Login to http://translate.wordpress.org, find their language and translate

Check out the First steps and Getting started at contributor day handbook pages for more instruction.

Which project should we translate?

Start with WordPress 4.7 development stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. and Twenty Seventeen. Our primary goal for this WP Translation Day is to prepare 4.7 for launch.

When these are done, advise your attendees to start translating a 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or a theme they are using – it’s always better for them to start with a project they’re familiar with

Where is the Glossary/Style guide for my language?

If your locale has a Glossary or Style guide published, it will be listed on this page: Glossaries and style guides per locale

If your locale doesn’t have a glossary or a style guide, please refer to the General Expectations when translating: https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/translating/expectations/. You can also look up glossaries of your language by other Open SourceOpen Source Open 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. projects like GNU or Mozilla.

Where can I find the WP TranslationDay Live streaming?

There will be live sessions during translation day on i18nInternationalization Internationalization (sometimes shortened to I18N , meaning “I - eighteen letters -N”) is the process of planning and implementing products and services so that they can easily be adapted to specific local languages and cultures, a process called localization. This is the process of making software translatable. Information about Internationalization for developers can be found in the Developer’s handbooks. & L10nLocalization Localization (sometimes shortened to "l10n") is the process of adapting a product or service to a particular language, culture, and desired local "look-and-feel.". The live streaming starts at 0:00 UTC. You can stream it live in your event and it would be lovely if you appeared in one of our community sessions and joined lived from your meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area.. See the schedule at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/gwtd2/1 and contact us if you’d like to jump in during the live session.

How can I share what’s going on during my event?

We gather all the social buzz on https://wptranslationday.org/real-time/ so use the hashtag #WPTranslationDay for your pictures and tweets you share and they will appear on the page. We would love to see images, video and info from your local event. The page should aggregate content from all social networks.

What is the hashtag again?

#WPTranslationDay

Where should I ask if there’s something I don’t know?

As an event organiser, we highly recommend for you to be in the #Polyglots Slack channel during the day. If you haven’t signed up for Slack yet, please do at http://chat.wordpress.org

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A guide to your Global WordPress Translation Day Local event

Hey everyone,

As you all know, Global WordPress Translation Day 2 is coming on November 12th. We invite everyone involved with the Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. to consider organising or taking a part in a small local meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. dedicated to translating. This is what we call “Local events” and in April we had more than 40 organised in different parts of the world.

I thought I could share some tips on how to organise your local event for those of you who feel hesitant or think it takes special knowledge or experience. It doesn’t really – you can just gather a couple of people with their laptops in a cafe for two hours and who them translate.wordpress.orgtranslate.wordpress.org The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins. – that will be enough 🙂

Here are a few more structured ideas:

Organise your local event:

  • Pick a place (it can be your office, a coffee shop with wifi connection or a co-working space – choose whichever is easiest)
  • Create a Facebook or a meetup.com event and invite people
  • Publish the information about your event on your RosettaRosetta The code name of the theme for the local WordPress sites (eg. bg.wordpress.org 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 (if you don’t have access, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” us in the comments and we’ll make sure we connect you to the right people). There is a template with an announcement you can use, you can find it here.

On the day of the event:

  • Start by introducing the Polyglots team and what we do. If you have a room with a projector, here is a sample presentation in English that you can translate to your language with the basics: Download.
  • Get everyone registered on WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/
  • Get everyone on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and get them to join the #Polyglots channel
  • Introduce them to http://translate.wordpress.org and show them how to use it
  • Get everyone to pick one of their favourite plugins or themes and start translating it into their language

Some handbook pages that can help you!

Share pictures and videos from your event

  • On the day, we will be using the website http://wptranslationday.org to show everything shared on Twitter with the hashtag #WPTranslationDay coming from around the world
  • We would love it if you got the people around you to tweet videos and images from your event – it will be a great way to feel you’re a part of the global initiative.

Once you decide you want to organise an event, please make sure you’ve gone through the following steps:

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments or on Slack.

Cheers!

Petya

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