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Lost in Translation – What I Learned by Contributing to the Polyglots

Sonja Leix
August 11, 2016

Lost in Translation – What I Learned by Contributing to the Polyglots

WordPress is growing rapidly! It now powers 26% of the web. One of the main reasons for it’s global success is, that WordPress speaks more than 100 languages! Who translates WordPress? And how can we get involved? This is the story of how you, as a WordPress Theme or Plugin author can grow your products by connecting to the Polyglots community.
– Presented at WordCamp Nola 2016

Sonja Leix

August 11, 2016

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  1. @sonjaleix #WCNOLA Lost in Translation What I learned by Contributing

    to the Polyglots
  2. 2003 Created 17.4% 21.0% 2011 and growing! 13.1% 15.8% 2012

    2013 2014 now 26% wordpress is 13 years old
  3. how many languages does speak?

  4. None
  5. WOrdPress speaks 100+ languages 162 locales

  6. WHAT IS A LOCALE? language + place + more Colours,

    shapes, sizes, styles symbols, Images, icons, graphics Social codes: humor, etiquette, rituals, myths Date & time formats, phone numbers Weights, measurements, geographical references Political views, culture sensitive content
  7. LISBON, portugal

  8. client project 45% translated 75% translated 28% translated membership plugin

    forms plugin ecommerce plugin language pack: portuguese (brazil)
  9. We need to translate all the things to make the

    internet accessible for everyone all over the world!
  10. i18n: plugins & themes translate wordpress connect with polyglots

  11. translate wordpress

  12. Russian Spanish English italian German Portueguese Japanese French    

      top wordpress languages
  13. WordPress 4.0 (2014) Non English downloads surpassed English downloads ENGLISH

    > 6,538,463 7,196,847
  14. language selector released with wordpress 4.0

  15. only 34% of locales are fully localized themes in your

    language plugins in your language WordPress Plugins Themes localize everything
  16. translate wordpress login and select your language

  17. AUSTRALIA canada new zealand south africa UK ENGLISH LOCALES 5

    adapted version howdy!
  18. ARGENTINA colombia guatemala chile spain spanish LOCALES 8 locales mexico

    peru venezulea
  19. translate wordpress select a project to translate

  20. polyglots goal release quality consistent Translations for

  21. specific project PTE responsible project translation editor validates strings GTE

    responsible global translation editor specific locale validates strings + more
  22. localized wordpress.org infos, style guide, and more find teams at

  23. polyglots on slack #polyglots on wordpress.slack.com

  24. i18n: plugins & themes

  25. themes plugins 4,000 free 45,000 free themes and plugins and

    the growth of wordpress
  26. Software l10n Translating Localization + so much more i18n creating

    Internationalization Translatable Software
  27. i18n Internationalization translatable making https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/ internationalization/ https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/ internationalization/localization/

  28. l10n Localization Translating http://translate.wordpress.org http://make.wordpress.org/ polyglots/teams

  29. to grow your themes and plugins 
 make them accessible

 in all languages.
  30. Theme Handbook Plugin Handbook developer.wordpress.org/ plugins/ internationalization/ developer.wordpress.org/ themes/functionality/ internationalization/

  31. i18n Internationalization test your i18n skills http://tinyurl.com/wpi18ntest A Challenge!

  32. glotpress volunteers translate https://translate.yoast.com building a community yoast plugins

  33. github.com/Yoast/i18n-module onboarding of new translators yoast plugins onboarding i18n widget

  34. connect with polyglots

  35. global wordpress translation day april 2016 Translating http://wptranslationday.org 24 hour

    live stream
  36. online and aT local events translating

  37. local l10n events

  38. next global wordpress translation day november 2016 http://wptranslationday.org

  39. do you want to be a pTE? all in one

    seo pack
  40. PTEs can submit and approve translation strings.

  41. PTEs are responsible for and invested in a single project.

  42. grow your themes + Plugins ask active polyglots to become

    ptes make your themes and plugins translatable find good native-speakering translators connect to the polyglots community connect to people who translate your product invite your users to help with translations ask if they’d like to become pets
  43. english is the global language

  44. help translate wordpress Themes Wordpress core plugins translate.wordpress.org

  45. i18n your PLUGINS + THEMES for l10n internationalize plugins +

    ThemeS developer.wordpress.org Plugin Handbook theme Handbook
  46. grow your products globally make them ptes GROW user base

    find translators make.wordpress.org/polyglots
  47. connect to the polyglots
 to make WordPress accessibly to the

    rest of the world!