We’ve enabled the next stage of the translator for everyone here, so you should now be able to enable the translator on the wp-admin page and friends.
A quick note that we can’t find every string on these pages, so expect to see a number of strings un-highlighted. However, these should be pretty regular – you’ll see panels that aren’t highlighted, but if you see one string out of a set that’s not highlighted, do let us know.
Another thing that’s different here is that we have to do some “guessing”, so keep an eye out for highlighted strings with the wrong translation.
Otherwise, we’re still interested in UI issues, general “feel” type feedback, and anything else you think is worth raising.
Thanks again for all your help. I know a lot of what we’ve been working on has been behind the scenes, but your input is very valuable, and we appreciate it a lot!
We’ve been working on a translation tool that we’re calling the “Community Translator”, and we’re excited to share it with you. We think ( hope ) it will make it easier and more fun to translate websites, especially for community members.
We know there’s still a lot of a lot of work to do, but we want to get your input early to make sure that we’re building something that’s awesome for the people doing the translations.
What we really can’t get from anywhere but you is feedback on how it feels when you’re translating:
- What feels great?
- What feels frustrating or annoying?
- What do you wish was there but isn’t ( or the opposite, what do you wish wasn’t there )?
There will be bugs, and your patience and reports here will be appreciated, too.
Thank you for volunteering!
P.S. Our support docs currently aren’t public so here they are for your reference and commentary:
The In-Page Translator is a tool that makes it easier for you to translate WordPress.com dashboard into your native language.
To get started:
- On your My Account page, select a non-English interface language and toggle on the “Enable the in-page translator” checkbox:
- When you navigate to a translatable page, you’ll see the globe icon on the bottom right. Click on it to enable the translator:
- Once the translator is enabled, Right click on a highlighted string to submit a new translation:
- A red highlight means that a string does not have a translation in the current language.
- A yellow highlight indicates a new translation is awaiting validation.
- A green highlight indicates that a translation has been validated and is current, but you can still submit a new improved translation for that string.
Happy translating! Thank you so much for your help!