WordPress Translation Celebration Week Mini-Events

Week celebration poster with the Polyglots Wapuu

Dzongkha (dz_BT)

Online Dzongkha WordPress Translation Day Mini-Event will be on 3 October 2020 from 4am to 6am UTC (10 am – 12 pm BTT), organized by the Bhutanese WordPress Community. 

It will feature guest speaker Mr Tenzin Namgyel. He has been using WordPress since 2014 and later became dz_BT locale manager and General Translation Editor (GTE) in maintenance of dz_BT WordPress Core translations. Currently, he works for Dzongkha Development Commission as Senior ICT Officer. 

Ugyen, the event organizer, said: “The reason behind this event is to digitize Dzongkha to encourage aspiring Bhutanese bloggers and Bhutanese WordPress users to promote our rich culture and tradition of Bhutan utilizing WordPress as the most dependable platform. We want to hand over to our Bhutanese youth with full dz_BT WordPress Core Translation to make it ready for building Dzongkha websites customized in WordPress.”

How many are regularly involved in your team?

How Many Translators, PTEs, GTEs etc: 

Translators : 14   PTEs : 1  GTEs: 1

How long has the locale been going?

It has been active since 12 April 2016 from WordPress 4.5 release. 

How many strings in total have been translated in your locale? How up-to-date are you with WordPress releases?

For further details: https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/dzo/

About 21% compete with WordPress 5.5

Any big successes you would like to share?

After the launch of WordPress Meetup Thimphu with a number of Translation Contributors, with strong support from Dzongkha Development Commission, added 12 active contributors. It was highlighted in the People of WordPress blog due to its huge success. 

Are you in need of particular help in general or would you like help next week?

We would welcome a helping hand from WordPress experts to share their skills and wisdom to a developing WordPress Meetup Thimphu. This will enrich their knowledge on how they can use WordPress to lead into a successful route either as bloggers, developers or business professionals to make their living with WordPress. 

Locale Info :



Why Dzongkha is considered important to the People of Bhutan



Portuguese – Brazil Translation Day Mini-Event (pt_BR)

The Portuguese – Brazil WordPress community will have a mini event this Saturday 3 October 2020. 

Several translation editors will be available on the community’s #traducao Slack channel to help everyone who wants to start with translations, become a PTE, proofread translations and everything else related to translation.

For those who do not yet have access to the community Slack, you can log in via: https://slack-wpbrasil.herokuapp.com/ 

Russian Translation Day Mini-Event  (ru_RU)

The Russian WordPress Community is organising the Russian Translation Day Mini-Event on October 3 2020. It will run from 9am – 12pm UTC (12pm-3pm MSK), streaming through YouTube with Denis Yanchevsky and focusing on translating plugins and themes for WordPress into Russian. 

Join the livestream: https://youtu.be/RMcDQvlBRSM 

For those who do not yet have access to the community Slack, you can join ruwp.slack.com,  then access the #translations channel.

You can also access the WP Translations Telegram group: https://t.me/wp_translate 

Indonesian Translation Day Mini-Event (id_ID)  

The Indonesian WordPress community has organised the Indonesian Translation Day Mini-Event, which will take place on 3 October 2020. 

It will run from 7:00am – 9:00am UTC and from 12:30pm 2:00pm UTC (14:00 – 16:00 WIB and 19:30 – 21:30 WIB) on a livestream connected to WordCamp Jakarta YouTube and WordCamp Jakarta Facebook.  There will be a focus on translating the Meta WordCamp.org project and reviewing the ID Glossary. All comments will appear on Streamyard, and discussion can also take place on Slack.  For those who do not yet have access to the community Slack, you can join: https://chat.wp-id.org/ 

Register for the event https://bit.ly/wptranslationdayid

French Translation Day Mini-Event  (fr_FR)

The French WordPress community has organised an afternoon of translating on Saturday October 3, 2020 from 11am – 3pm UTC (EST: 1:00pm – 5:00 pm), using the Zoom video-conferencing platform and French WordPress Slack. 

Three GTEs (General Translation Editors) will be present, and the focus is to welcome, guide and support as many new people as possible to introduce them to the translation of the core of WordPress, as well as themes, extensions and documentation.

For those who do not yet have access to the community Slack, you can join: https://wpfr.net/slack/ and then access the #wptranslationday channel.

Japan International Translation Day Celebration Week (ja)

The Japanese WordPress community will start its week of celebration for WordPress translation on Sunday, 27 September 2020. The kick off Zoom meeting will be from noon – 1pm UTC (JST: 9-10pm), using the Zoom video-conferencing platform. 

The agenda for the meeting includes meet & greet, overview of the activities during the week, and instructions on how to translate WordPress plugins, themes, and various documentations. We’ve prepared a comprehensive reference worksheet to keep track of the progress during the event.

Anyone who would like to join the Japanese translation team can register for the event at:


And translate with us on https://wpja.slack.com/

Persian Translation Day Mini-Event   (fa_IR)

The Tehran WordPress Meetup community will hold their Translation Day mini event on Friday 2 October 2020 from 8:00am – 10:00am UTC (11:00 AM- 1:00 PM IRST). 

For more information, you can join the Telegram channel: https://t.me/irwpmeetup 

or directly join the event here: https://lms2.sindad.cloud/b/adm-ax4-beb 

Register for the event here: https://www.meetup.com/tehran-wordpress-meetup/events/273541393/ 

Indian Translation Day Mini-Events   (gu, hi_IN, mr, ml_IN, Kn)

Varanasi WordPress Community (hi_IN)

The Varanasi WordPress Meetup community is holding its Translation Day mini event on Wednesday 30th September 2020 from 10.30am – 11:30am UTC (16.00 – 17.00 IST). 

Mumbai WordPress Community (gu, hi_IN, mr)

The Mumbai WordPress Meetup community is holding their Translation Day mini event on Wednesday 30th September 2020 from 14:00 – 15:30 UTC (19.30 – 21.00 IST)

The event is divided into two sessions:

Session 1: We have invited one of the lead organizers for the week celebration to give the keynote for Indian WordCamps. As this request had been made by a number of events to the organizer, Mumbai will host the event with the wider community for the event as a whole. This will be a 30 minute talk by cross-cultural communications trainer and experienced international contributor to the project, Abha Thakor. She will talk about the benefits of translating WordPress into your local language. This will also be available to some of the other countries involved in the event, so book your ticket as soon as you can.

Session 2: Panel Discussion with local and international WordPress contributors sharing their experience of taking part in translating.

Register for the event: 


Trivandrum, Kochi, Kozhikode, and Palakkad WordPress Communities (ml_IN)

The Kerala Translation event will be organized by Trivandrum, Kochi, Kozhikode, and Palakkad WordPress Community on Saturday October 3 2020 from 10.30 AM – 12:30 PM UTC (16.00 to 18.00 PM IST).

The event will potentially consist of a workshop to help new translators, followed by a live translation session.

Register for the event:  Will be created tomorrow 29-9-2020.

Nagpur WordPress Community (mr) 

The Nagpur WordPress Meetup community is holding their Translation Day mini event on Wednesday 30th September 2020 from 10.30 AM – 11:30 AM UTC (16.00 – 17.00 IST). 

  • (mr) from WordPress Nagpur (10:30am – 11:30am UTC / 16:00 – 17:00 IST)

Kolkata WordPress


2020 mini translation events

First Italian WordPress Translation Day mini-event

First Italian mini-WordPress Translation Day, July 2020

Encouraging the translation of WordPress into Bengali, June 2020

Encouraging the translation of WordPress into Bengali


French Polyglots put on translation day event

First Italian WordPress Translation Day mini-event

Banner with wapuu for the Italian WordPress Translation Day Mini-event on Sat 25 July 2020

Let’s translate! The Italian WordPress community will be doing just this on Saturday 25 July 2020. You can join them and be part of this first Italian WordPress Translation Day mini event. 

Celebrating WordPress in Italian, the event will run from 9am to 1pm CEST (7am to 11am UTC). The four hour translation sprint will be run using video-conferencing platform Zoom and the Italian WordPress Slack.

This is now the third mini-event under the banner of #WPTranslationDay in 2020!

Luisa Ravelli, one of the organizers, said: “It will be a great experience for all enthusiastic polyglots in the Italian community.”

She added: “I’ve been a Polyglot since 2018 and I think our work lets many people use WordPress in an easier way.”

Naoko Takano, Global Polyglot Mentor and member of the WordPress Translation Day Team, said: “We’re always inspired to see how active and helpful the Italian WordPress translation community is. We look forward to learning from their own mini-Translation Day experience!”

Who will be there to support translators?

There will be at least four General Translation Editors (GTEs) present for the entire event. Luisa Ravelli, Laura Sacco, Lidia Pellizzaro and Stefano Cassone will be there to welcome new and more experienced contributors to the Italian Polyglots team. They hope to be joined by other GTEs, together with other experienced members.

Luisa Ravelli said: “Attending a translation event helps you get to  know people from so many different backgrounds. It’s a big chance to enhance your translations and to be part of a great project like WordPress.”


The event schedule

The event will start with an explanation of the WordPress Polyglots world. It will then focus on the efforts on two goals:

  • translation of the WordPress 5.5 Release
  • mentoring of new translators

How do I join?

The organizers invite new and existing contributors who are fluent in English and Italian to register on the Italian WordPress community Slack:

Information about the registration process is available at:
https://it.wordpress.org/slack/ .

Contributors are also invited to join the translating team on Thursdays at 7pm CEST (5pm UTC) for the weekly meetings. These take place on the Italian WordPress Slack.

How big is the Italian Polyglot WordPress community?

The Italian Polyglot team is very active and welcoming. It has:

  • seven active General Translation Editors (GTE)
  • more than 170 Project Translation Editors (PTE)
  • more than 2,700 contributors

The contributors translate the core for every release and their goal is to translate the 200 most used plugins and themes.

They try to involve as many people as possible and have a mentorship program to help new contributors become PTE for their preferred projects.

How can I get involved with translating WordPress 5.5

Join the Italian mini-event! Or get together online with WordPress friends and translate some strings. It is available now. Find out more in Dominik Schilling’s post.

Naoko added: “You can also ask people to test 5.5 beta around block editor in different languages.”

What other mini-WordPress Translation Day events have taken place?

Encouraging the translation of WordPress into Bengali, May 2020

French polyglots put on translation day event, April 2020

When will the Global WordPress Translation Day take place?

The Global #WPTranslationDay team is considering options for bringing polyglots together and to recruit new contributors. In the meantime, it is working with locales on a number of mini events in local communities. If your local area is considering running an event, contact the WordPress Translation Day team via our Twitter account as early as you can.

Naoko said: “While the next Global Translation Day is in a pre-planning stage, it’s great to see locale teams taking an initiative to get together and translate.”

Connect with us on Twitter @TranslateWP
You can find WordPress Translation Day on Facebook and LinkedIn too.

Is your Meetup is planning ways to translate WordPress or to help new contributors get started? Let us know and include the #OnlineWPMeetup and #TranslateWP in your social posts. This will help the Make WordPress Marketing and Polyglot events teams share your news.

More information on becoming a WordPress polyglot

Translate WordPress.org

You can help translating WordPress to your language at any time. Just log in to the translation platform with your WordPress.org account, and suggest translations.

Thanks to Abha Thakor from the WordPress Translation Day team for the article and reporting on the events, and to Luisa Ravelli, and Lidia Pellizzaro for interviews for this story.

Encouraging the translation of WordPress into Bengali

From the mini event celebrating French language translators last month, we travel online to meet polyglots translating the software into Bengali.

Come and discover with us on our website, Twitter and Facebook, the wonderful stories of the WordPress polyglots. Be inspired to join them.

Abha Thakor, from the Global WordPress Translation Day team, has been catching up with the different organizers from some of the most recent Bengali-language activities.

Bengali (Bangladesh) – bn_BD events

Satkhira online event

WordPress Satkhira logo

The Satkhira WordPress Meetup Community in the northern part of Bangladesh is one of the newer Chapter Meetups. It held a two hour mini-event for translating the software yesterday (15 May 2020). We will be updating this post during the next few days with highlights from this mini event.

Well done to all the organizers and those who took part in translating WordPress core, themes and plugins.  

Satkhira WordPress Meetup

bn_BD online event – Dhaka

WPTD4-Dhaka_GTE explains how to translate

This event is being held today, 16 May 2020. It will include a workshop and a practical session with the help of three of the General Translation Editors for bn_BD. 

The main translations from English will be to bn_BD, which is more commonly used in Bangladesh. Those who speak and write in the form of the language more commonly used in India (bn_ID), are also welcome to attend this or the Meetup event in Kolkata on the same day which will include GTEs for bn_IN (more details below).

Schedule and booking for the bn_BD event

The times displayed are UTC.

  • 4.30am to 4.50am – System Check and Introduction
  • 5.00am to 6.45am – Online workshop on Localizing WordPress – translate WordPress core, any theme or plugins 
  • 7.00 AM to 10.30am – Translate WP Core, theme, and plugins
  • 10.30am to 11.00am- Closing Remarks from the organizers, participants and sponsors

Event details and booking form on Facebook (weDevs page)

bn_BD event 15 May 2020

Organizing the event

Three Global Translation Editors (GTEs) for bn_BD, Tareq Hasan, Mayeenul Islam and Sekandar Badsha, will share their expertise at the event. The event sponsor is software company weDevs.

Tareq Hasan, on behalf of the GTEs and the mini-event organizing team, said: “We want to bring people together in our local community. This event will help us all to give back to the project. We hope it will help expand the reach of WordPress itself to be accessible in Bangla for as many people as possible.”

Why translate WordPress

Mizanur Rahaman Mizan, one of the local event organizers, joined the polyglots team in 2018. He said: “We want to help make translation even trendier locally and to make WordPress more reachable to local people and those who speak Bengali around the world.” 

He added: ‘Translating WordPress into your own language is fun. Emotionally and psychologically, when reading something in our own language, we feel proud.”

At the Global WordPress Translation Day in 2019, a translation event which took place in Dhaka, had 4,000 strings approved. The picture above was taken by Mainul Kabir Aion at the event last year.

Ahmed Kabir Chaion is one of the new contributors to Polyglots, joining in January 2020 and in March becoming a translator for bn_BD. He said: “I was inspired by wanting to see new releases translated into Bengali. I want to be part of this and encourage others to translate it too.”

Bengali (India) – bn_IN event

The Kolkata WordPress Meetup, in India, will be focusing on translating WordPress into Bengali (bn-IN) and its step-by-step tutorial will encourage others who want to translate into other languages too. Most of the information will be provided in English to enable anyone in its local community to take part. 

The GTEs from bn-IN will be involved in the Meetup.

Rahul D Sarker, one of the GTEs from bn-IN, said: “We will be focusing on translating WordPress into Bengali. We are also encouraging local community members to join us who may want to contribute to other locales, in case Bengali is not their mother tongue. 

“We want to celebrate translation and help share how the Meetup can help people learn more about using the tools and joining the community.”

Join the event

The Kolkata Meetup translation mini-event will start at 4.45am UTC/ 10.15am IST on 16 May 2020.

You will need a WordPress.org account and computer to take part. Once you register, you can access the Google Meet video link for the event. 

Register for the event 

Kolkata Meetup – translation mini-event and Google Meet link, 16 May 2020

WordPress – Locale for Bengali (India)

WordPress Kolkata channel on Slack

Kolkata WordPress Meetup

When will the Global WordPress Translation Day take place?

After WCEU, the Global #WPTranslationDay team will continue to explore options for an international event for later in 2020 or 2021. In the meantime, a number of mini events are being held in local communities as a wonderful opportunity to translate WordPress. If your local area is considering running an event, as early as you can contact the WPTD team on our Twitter account.

Connect with us on Twitter @TranslateWP

We hope our series on WordPress local translation activities will also encourage would-be translators at WordCamp Europe’s (WCEU) Contributor Day on 4 June 2020.

If your Meetup is planning promotions on translating WordPress or helping new contributors get started,  include the #OnlineWPMeetup and #TranslateWP in your social posts. This will help the Make WordPress Marketing and Polyglot events teams share your news.

Links to the project

Translate WordPress.org

You can help translating WordPress to your language at any time. Just log in to the translation platform with your WordPress.org account, and suggest translations.

Bengali – bn (BD)

Bengali – bn (IN)

WordPress Bangladesh on Slack

Dhaka WordPress Meetup

Thanks to Abha Thakor and Rahul D Sarker from the WordPress Translation Day team for reporting on the events.

Get the #WPTranslationDay buzz

The excitement is building for #WPTranslationDay tomorrow (Saturday 11 May 2019).  We are only a few hours from the start of this global event to celebrate all those who translate WordPress across 200-plus locales.

You can watch the livestream on 11 May 2019 at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wptranslationday4/

The enthusiasm of those who contribute has been a huge part of the success of the previous three editions of the event. It also helps to keep the project vibrant and growing.

We recap below some of the excitement found at the previous WordPress Translation Day events.

Tibetan translation team on WordPress Translation Day 1
Masía de Traver translation team on WordPress Translation Day 1
Dutch translation team on WordPress Translation Day 2

Bulgaria translation team on WordPress Translation Day 2
WCWue translation team on WordPress Translation Day 2
Patrick Ullrich on WordPress Translation Day 2

Contribution and food are always connected!

Du Dinh Tung on WordPress Translation Day 3
Yogesh Londhe on WordPress Translation Day 3
Simon on WordPress Translation Day 3
Sleepy on WordPress Translation Day 3
WPAhmedabad team on WordPress Translation Day 3
Sacra Jáimez for WordPress Translation Day 4
raffaella isidori for WordPress Translation Day 4
Reimar Kosack on WordPress Translation Day 4

Could you be a speaker at WordPress Translation Day?

Call for speakers is open banner

Call for Speakers – #WPTranslationDay 4

The fourth WordPress Translation Day will take place on 11 May 2019 and we want to hear from potential speakers.

WordPress Translation Day is the signature event of the WordPress Polyglots (one of the largest contribution team in the WordPress ecosystem): a global, translation marathon that will bring all WordPress Polyglots together at the same time for a 24-hour live event and hundreds of synchronized local events.

The Goal for WordPress Translation Day 4

The event represents a celebration of the volunteer work of thousands of WordPress Community members. It’s an opportunity to get even more people involved and more themes and plugins translated in more languages. In 2017 there were 178 languages, now we are up to 200! 

Be part of it by sharing your knowledge!

We are inviting speakers/panelists to apply for #WPTranslationDay 4. Session topics can range from talks to interviews to Group Discussion about different aspects  of the localization (L10n) and internationalization ( i18n) of WordPress.  

So we need your help to build a program packed with amazing presentations, to reflect, and celebrate the incredible diversity of the WordPress Polyglots and the whole WordPress Community.

SomeTopic Ideas

Training Contributors

One of the purposes of the WordPress Translation Day is to train as many translation contributors as we can, and show them how to get involved and contribute successfully.

Onboarding Tutorial

In the previous events, we had several talks in languages other than English, which greatly helped with the onboarding of many new translation contributors. There will be slides templates prepared for you, which you can translate to your native language and use for your presentation.

i18n for Developers

Alongside training the new WP Polyglots, it is very important to evangelize developers on writing code which is opportunely internationalized (or, in other words, well prepared for being translated). A proper i18n (that’s the short way to write internationalization) is fundamental to have a digital product well localized in many other languages. Talks and training on this topic are very welcome!

Community Stories

Sharing the stories and the experiences behind some of the largest local Polyglots’ communities will help inspire and propel newer and smaller communities.


Translating WordPress means more than just translating it from one language into another. It’s about accessibility, usability, and culture, as well as the legal and formal requirements of each locale.

Need some inspiration? Check out the presentations from last year’s events. Videos from WP Translation Day 1, WP Translation Day 2 and WP Translation Day 3.

Apply Today!

Please use the application form linked below to share your ideas with us. We encourage potential speakers to upload more than one application, but no more than three will be accepted. If you run into problems submitting your application, please contact us via email or slack.

Call for speakers – Speak at WordPress Translation Day 4

All applications must be received by 14 April 2019 at 23:59 UTC (deadline extended).

We are looking forward to contributing with you. Happy translating!

Further reading

Want to read more about previous Translation Days, watch videos and learn how they were organized? Here are a few links.

Translation Day 1 results and recap

Translation Day 2 results and recap

A guide to your local translation day

Videos from WordPress Translation Day 1

Videos from WordPress Translation Day 2

Videos from WordPress Translation Day 3

Quick links

Call for Speakers form

Call for local events for WordPress Translation Day 4

[Guide] Organize a local event on Global WordPress Translation Day

Make WordPress channel on Slack : #polyglots-events

WP Polyglots Twitter @TranslateWP  – follow #wptranslationday