The full translation of WordPress.com is an ongoing process, of which you are a great part and whom we thank for the patience and assistance. Thanks to you, WordPress.com is now available in 60+ languages (and, yes, before you ask, esperanto, too). As you know, any text that shows up on your dashboard, widgets or (most) themes can be shown in one of the supported languages, by specifying a different language in the Language Settings of your blog’s dashboard.
Up to now the platform used for translation was simple and worked, but not only did it lack features that have been requested over time, but also made the approval and deploy process slow at times. Given the accelerated pace at which new features have been rolling out, we have been working on a new and improved translation platform that will make life easier for all involved.
- Filters for everything,
- Pagination! (no more filtering through thousands of strings),
- Faster, optimized process of string validation and deployment,
- Much easier to add new languages.
In the future we will bring in other cool stuff like keyboard shortcuts, more social functions (user profiles, comments, tags). We are pushing GlotPress live without them, because we were so impatient to deliver something better than the old system, that we focused on the most important features only.
A few notes:
- Translations were generally approved by one of us at Automattic, but we can only validate so much as we don’t speak all the languages (we try, though!), so that we now support “validator” profiles on GlotPress, for those users who want to help out in semantic and consistency validation (and not just technical). If you feel this is something you might want to sink your teeth into, please drop us a line in the forums.
- Remember that for the 10 or so most spoken languages, we import those language communities’ translations directly, overwriting existing strings, at every new release. We strongly encourage you to get in touch with the .org translators for your particular idiom.
- If you are a programmer and wish to contribute to the GlotPress code self, there’s a Trac for the project, where you can browse the code and contribute with patches and additions.
Nov 19th at 2:29 pm
Nov 19th at 2:40 pm
“WordPress, It just is …EVERYTHING.”
Thanks a great bunch!
Nov 19th at 2:56 pm
WordPress … siempre de mejor en mejor!
Los felicito y mil gracias
Nov 19th at 3:04 pm
Oh my God!
I can’t believe it.
It seems that all the history and all the translations that where waiting for approval are lost!
Am I true? Is this permanent?
Nov 19th at 3:08 pm
Wow, that’s really cool.
Nov 19th at 3:43 pm
Great feature! It’s raining new features at Automattic!
Nov 19th at 3:43 pm
Dear Sir/Madam, please add Sindhi language in wordpress languages, Sindhi fonts and Sindhi language installer is available at the following link;
Nov 19th at 3:47 pm
This will be great!
Nov 19th at 3:51 pm
Like it…. !!
Nov 19th at 4:26 pm
Wow – I’m processing this right now. Stamp.of.approval.
Nov 19th at 4:29 pm
Is this automatic? People r searching my site using google and get a translation of a page. Do we need to activate this.
Nov 19th at 4:33 pm
Wow, 60 languages, nice!
Keep up the good work guys!
Nov 19th at 4:39 pm
Congrats! Which version of WordPress is it using?
Nov 19th at 5:01 pm
Forgive my stupidity, but does this mean I can translate a post, copy and paste it in the second language for readers who visit and speak that particular language? For instance all my posts are in English. Can I then use the translation tool for Spanish and then post a second version of my same post in Spanish and it would be coherent for the Spanish reader?
Nov 19th at 5:11 pm
What a grand connection of people!
Nov 19th at 7:08 pm
Another useful feature has been rolled out. Good on you guys and gals.
Nov 19th at 7:47 pm
Good timing we are global!
Nov 19th at 8:24 pm
… a long has passed and WP.com is growing on and on! ^_^ fantastic!
Nov 19th at 8:51 pm
I´m so happy with my wordpress!!
Nov 19th at 9:02 pm
Glad to see my language… although still stick to English interface
Nov 19th at 9:57 pm
hello, i can not sort all of the entries. i would like to do a search to do some translations but as it does not list by “all” it does not help. am i doing something wrong?
Nov 19th at 11:02 pm
Remember that for the 10 or so most spoken languages, we import those language communities’ translations directly, overwriting existing strings, at every new release. We strongly encourage you to get in touch with the .org translators for your particular idiom.
Which languages will be imported directly? German? Do you need a validator for german in this case? And how to find the .org translators?
Nov 19th at 11:50 pm
same question as Tom Baker??? How exactly does it work??
it automatically translate English to a selected language????
thanks love you world press…. COSMIC FISH\ PECECITA COSMICA
Nov 20th at 2:03 am
Nov 20th at 2:51 am
but it’s not very good in Persian language.
please improve for right to left languages.
Nov 20th at 6:48 am
ha! i can see my Vietnamese in the list. xD
i’ll try my best to give more contribution on this translation matter.
i <3 WP!
Nov 20th at 9:33 am
I hope Indonesian language is available. ^^
Nov 20th at 10:24 am
long live all u guys there. just love u soo much…. cheers
Nov 20th at 10:46 am
Dear friend, what about Bengali ?
Nov 20th at 10:59 am
Personnellement, j’apprécie ce changement (plus facile d’approche maintenant)
Que souffle sur WP.com une brise de contributeurs, et que brille pour l’équipe le soleil d’un magistral succès. Merci pour tout, la vie est plus belle en WordPress.com
Nov 20th at 12:03 pm
Sounds great :).
Nov 20th at 12:08 pm
i request java ethnic language ( bahasa jawa ) from indonesia.
Nov 20th at 1:41 pm
Nov 20th at 3:23 pm
Hello Sirs ,
I am very happy about the addition of translation section in WordPress. Do you have included TAMIL LANGUAGE among the present 60 languages? If you have not added please add it at the earliest!
Nov 20th at 4:19 pm
hm bad…i have used with my old language style, make no sense to change it now…
Nov 20th at 4:53 pm
The Support Pages please? We need to have them translated into those top ten or so most spoken languages, speaking of globalized WordPress. But still this newly added feature worths standing ovation — another job well done, guys!
Nov 20th at 4:58 pm
Can we translate FAQs and ToS too there, Jose?
Nov 20th at 8:29 pm
Nov 21st at 2:59 am
Interesting stuff. I don’t like the name GlotPress, though. I’d have gone with Pressperanto (.com, .org still available).
Nov 21st at 4:24 am
Nov 21st at 8:18 am
The german translation part could see a moderator from time to time…
Nov 21st at 8:26 am
Wooow, great feature! it make so happy with WordPress.Thanks
Nov 21st at 9:03 am
One time more, the internet reveals itself to be the most powerful tool to connect and inform people.
Nov 21st at 12:20 pm
how about indonesian languange, is it there already ?
Nov 21st at 12:28 pm
Nov 22nd at 12:57 am
That would be awesome if you can add Klingonese. LOL
Nov 22nd at 1:39 pm
That’s a great idea. I’ll use it in the future for when I write poetry again. Thanks!
Nov 22nd at 4:34 pm
Wow! another mile stone for wordpress.. more power!
Nov 22nd at 9:18 pm
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Nov 23rd at 4:50 am
Goog Work WP!
Nov 23rd at 9:19 am
Great news indeed!
Nov 23rd at 9:43 am
I hope this will give all (endangered) African languages a chance not only of being preserved but also of contributing to world culture and civilisation.
Nov 23rd at 10:31 am
Nov 23rd at 10:46 am
Wow . . . Good !!!
Nov 23rd at 5:49 pm
Very cool to see this project coming to fruition, at last!
We’re looking forward to testing it with our various FR translation efforts, and will be sure to have feedback sent to the needed persons
Nov 23rd at 6:39 pm
Nov 24th at 3:23 am
Cuma bisa bilang indonesia saja.. WordPress is… The best
Nov 24th at 10:58 am
Nov 24th at 11:08 am
Way to go, WordPress!
Nov 24th at 4:04 pm
I like it!!!
Nov 24th at 5:23 pm
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Nov 25th at 3:50 am
Dude….where’s the British/Canadian/American amalgamation language option? I mean, if you’re going to include bastardizations like Esperanto….. I can write it for you. Deal? I make you some poutine.
Nov 25th at 4:47 am
I wondered why my blogs were suddenly showing up in other languages…
Nov 25th at 6:35 am
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Nov 25th at 11:00 am
how do i unsucbscribe to this
“Notify me of new posts via email.”
emails don’t have the link to do so
Nov 25th at 1:45 pm
Thats’ very grateful an’ that means we shall all be kept informed.
Nov 25th at 7:25 pm
Sorry, I don’t understand english very well. But maybe is good action…
Nov 26th at 4:30 am
Another great features. Thank you
Nov 26th at 2:28 pm
Nice work done an’ please keep it up
Nov 26th at 6:25 pm
Now this looks dandy.
Nov 27th at 3:05 am
So Awesome!! I just love it! Everyday when I look into wordpress I learn there are new interesting features…
Nov 27th at 7:44 am
@Lagunatic Sorry, but Esperanto is not a bastardization of English or anything else, it is an independant language with a completely different grammar and vocabulary, although it is significantly easier to learn than English. There are poems, novels, theatre plays, etc, written in Esperanto, and also many families speak it at home when the parents don’t have a common language. Consequently, some children also grow up as native speakers. A famous example is the billionaire George Soros.
Thanks very much to WordPress for all the hard work
Nov 27th at 10:02 am
Nov 28th at 4:38 pm
Nov 28th at 6:12 pm
everyone welcomes changes, especially when it integrates with modern tech and pleasant people.
Nov 28th at 6:13 pm
thanks a bunch.
Nov 29th at 9:59 am
Nov 29th at 8:40 pm
it looks great
wordpress is top
Nov 30th at 4:09 am
This is good news, but why cant they do a languages widget where the subscribers can pick the language they want it translated in. I would like to see that as the next step.
Dec 1st at 12:21 pm
Dec 1st at 1:25 pm
Dec 1st at 2:41 pm
It is remarkable effort. I really appreciate it.
Dec 1st at 2:53 pm
its great…but i dont understand how to apply???
Dec 1st at 4:11 pm
Anyone can help translate. Check out the GlotPress help page for details.
Dec 2nd at 11:36 am
waoow is verry good u features