For several years, WordPress users have had the option to help translate the WordPress.com interface for any of the 105 languages supported by WordPress. The tool is called the In-Page Translation.
Using the In-Page Translation is as simple as following 3 steps for WordPress.com users:
- In the Admin Panel, hover over your name/Gravatar in the upper right corner.
- Click on Translate WordPress.com.
- The In-Page Translator will appear on the left hand side.
- Scroll through the list to find a text string that you want to translate. Enter your best translation for the string and save it.
Once you have offered a translation, the suggested translation is sent to GlotPress for review. A translation validator reviews suggestions, then approves, edits, or rejects them. With all of WordPress.com helping, the Administration Screens may be translated, improving the performance and usability for international users.
There is one important thing to note. Translation strings will only be listed if they meet the following criteria:
- They don’t include any placeholders such as (%s, %d, %1$s, etc.).
- The original strings appear on the page’s visible area.
- The original strings are translatable through GlotPress.
This is a very exciting and ambitious endeavor, all in the hopes of continuing to improve the overall WordPress experience for users around the world.