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.
“WordPress, It just is …EVERYTHING.”
Thanks a great bunch!
WordPress … siempre de mejor en mejor!
Los felicito y mil gracias :)
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?
Wow, that’s really cool.
Great feature! It’s raining new features at Automattic! :)
Dear Sir/Madam, please add Sindhi language in wordpress languages, Sindhi fonts and Sindhi language installer is available at the following link;
This will be great!
Like it…. !!
Wow – I’m processing this right now. Stamp.of.approval.
Is this automatic? People r searching my site using google and get a translation of a page. Do we need to activate this.
Wow, 60 languages, nice!
Keep up the good work guys!
Congrats! Which version of WordPress is it using?
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?
What a grand connection of people!
Another useful feature has been rolled out. Good on you guys and gals. :)
Good timing we are global!
… a long has passed and WP.com is growing on and on! ^_^ fantastic!
I´m so happy with my wordpress!!
Glad to see my language… although still stick to English interface :)
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?
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?
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
but it’s not very good in Persian language.
please improve for right to left languages.
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!
I hope Indonesian language is available. ^^
long live all u guys there. just love u soo much…. cheers :-)
Dear friend, what about Bengali ?
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 :)
Sounds great :).
i request java ethnic language ( bahasa jawa ) from indonesia.
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!
hm bad…i have used with my old language style, make no sense to change it now…
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!
Can we translate FAQs and ToS too there, Jose?
Interesting stuff. I don’t like the name GlotPress, though. I’d have gone with Pressperanto (.com, .org still available).
The german translation part could see a moderator from time to time…
Wooow, great feature! it make so happy with WordPress.Thanks
One time more, the internet reveals itself to be the most powerful tool to connect and inform people.
how about indonesian languange, is it there already ?
That would be awesome if you can add Klingonese. LOL
That’s a great idea. I’ll use it in the future for when I write poetry again. Thanks!
Wow! another mile stone for wordpress.. more power!
Goog Work WP!
Great news indeed!
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.
Wow . . . Good !!!
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 :)
Cuma bisa bilang indonesia saja.. WordPress is… The best
Way to go, WordPress!
I like it!!!
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.
I wondered why my blogs were suddenly showing up in other languages…
how do i unsucbscribe to this
“Notify me of new posts via email.”
emails don’t have the link to do so
Thats’ very grateful an’ that means we shall all be kept informed.
Sorry, I don’t understand english very well. But maybe is good action…
Another great features. Thank you
Nice work done an’ please keep it up
Now this looks dandy.
So Awesome!! I just love it! Everyday when I look into wordpress I learn there are new interesting features…
@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 :)
Looks great :D
everyone welcomes changes, especially when it integrates with modern tech and pleasant people.
thanks a bunch.
it looks great
wordpress is top
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.
It is remarkable effort. I really appreciate it.
its great…but i dont understand how to apply???
Anyone can help translate. Check out the GlotPress help page for details.
waoow is verry good u features