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The Global WordPress Translation Day is Happening November 12th

Global WordPress Translation Day 2 is One full day dedicated to bringing WordPress to more people around the world. 24 hours of live training sessions on WordPress. It is is a day set aside to translate WordPress into one of more than 160 languages, learn more about translating WordPress, and meet people from all over the world. Translating is one of the easiest ways to get involved with WordPress and contribute to the project.

This will be the Day 2 of the Global WordPress Translation Day organized by the WordPress Polyglots team. So everyone is invited to participate from anywhere in the world. Join the Polyglot team on November 12th.

Join on November 12th from Anywhere in the World

The translation day starts on Saturday, November 12th, 2016, at 0:00 UTC and ends 24 hours later. Here in Nigeria, it starts by 01:00 am See what time that is for you! You can join right from the start, or any time it’s convenient for you throughout the day.

What are we doing?

It is a great way to get involved in WordPress, as Local contributor days are happening all over the world. I don’t know if there is any of such day in Nigeria and its time the WordPress community in Nigeria organize such local event.

Check out this map to see if there’s already a local event happening near you. Can’t find one? Organize a local event!

At the same time, you can still register to join the community for 24 hours of live-streamed, remote sessions in numerous languages. Sessions will cover localization, internationalization, and contributing in any local language.

Who’s it for?

The translation day is for anyone who wants to learn how to translate and experienced translation editor building a strong team. Developers will also enjoy topics from experienced contributors, whether you are learning about internationalization and or want to find more translators for your themes and plugins. There is a session for everyone!

Get Involved

Joining is easy! On November 12th, in your own timezone, translate WordPress or your favorite plugins and themes into your language, while watching live sessions over the course of the day.

Want to get more involved? Sign up to organize a local event and invite your local community to translate together on November 12th. Events can be formal or completely informal – grab your laptop and a couple of friends, and head to a good meeting point to translate for an hour or two.

Can you get involved if you only speak English?

Absolutely! Even if you only speak English, there are great sessions about internationalization that can benefit every developer. There are also lots of English variants that you can help with! For example, English is spoken and written differently in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. You can learn about these differences and why these variants are important during the sessions.

And if you’re feeling fun, try translating WordPress into emoji! Yep, there is a translation of WordPress in emoji!


If you have any questions, the polyglots’ team and the event organizers hang out in #polyglots in Slack and are happy to help! (Get an invite to Slack at chat.wordpress.org.)

Sign up to take part in the event on the official website.

Will I be involved? No I can’t. I have a training to attend that same day; I and my team will be training newbies how to design websites with WordPress. It gonna be cool if you attend this training.

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