October 7, 2017 — You have a plugin, but you want users to be able to use it in their native language. Learn how to get it ready for translation, things to watch out for, and tips for maintaining it as you change the plugin over time.
October 5, 2017 — You have a plugin, but you want users to be able to use it in their native language. Learn how to get it ready for translation, things to watch out for, and tips for maintaining it as you change the plugin over time.
July 17, 2017 — Bigul hails from Kerala and started his web development journey as a PHP developer in 2005. He is working with WordPress since 2008.
The session is targeted towards users and developers seeking information and has queries related to WordPress translation. Working in the same niche, Bigul is exactly the right guy who can answer all the queries and can give the in-depth overview of the topic.
June 21, 2017 — Rahul is the founder and CEO of rtCamp – the only WordPress.com VIP Partner from Asia.
He said in his talk Whether you’re a budding developer, a pixel-perfect designer, or just like helping out, we’re always looking for people to help make WordPress even better.
June 21, 2017 — Switzerland has four official languages: German, Italian, French, and Romansh. Growing up in the canton of Grisons, I got in touch with the latter early on. Unfortunately, it is a dying language. To do something against this, I decided to translate WordPress into Romansh. And I didn’t even speak the language!
What began with one person, one idea, one passion, got attention from more people outside of the WordPress community and encouraged them to help to translate WordPress. In this process, I not only began to learn the language and appreciate its beauty, I also learned some interesting things by introducing people to WordPress, the polyglots team, and the translation management tool.
May 4, 2017 — In this session Makrand would help people understand, translating WordPress into Marathi is easy & simple.
Anyone having knowledge of English and Marathi language can do it.
WordPress Polyglot site is made for Localization of WordPress. Makrand would like to motivate people to contribute to it.
WordPress is already available to use in the Marathi language. If more people’s starts contributing, more themes and plugins can be translated.
There are more than hundreds of popular themes and plugins on WordPress repository. If at least they are translated into Marathi then many Marathi peoples can use WordPress easily in Marathi.
On the occasion of Global Translation Day first, Makrand gathered many peoples to translate WordPress in Marathi. He found that some suggestions were getting rejected by General translation editor (GTE).
Not every time, GTE can explain reasons for rejecting strings. But Makrand will guide new contributor and explain them ways to get in touch with Marathi GTEs. So better translations will be possible.
Also, attendees will know benefits of contributing back to the community.
April 15, 2017 — Global marketing takes more than just enabling traffic to your website from other countries. Encouraging multilingualism and cultural diversity will help determine how involved your business can be with the online world. In this presentation I will discuss WHY it is important to cater to foreign audiences in their native languages and why translation is the next step to grow a global business.
I’ll cover the importance of translation being done correctly and some of the best tools and practices that are widely available for WordPress website translation. This will include:
How Translation (or lack of) can Affect your Business Reputation
Common Mistakes or Mistranslations
Ways to Connect with your International Audience
I will have a special section on optimizing eCommerce websites for different languages. This will include how to create a pleasant experience that encourages your consumers to convert, return, and advocate for your business.
April 14, 2017 — About half a year ago I gave a talk at a WordCamp in my country.
A big fat elephant had been sitting in the middle of the room since WordPress in had existed in our language, and at that WordCamp I pointed right at it.
I demonstrated how terribly frustrating the presence of that elephant was for people who got to sit in its shadow.
I also presented a plan to get the elephant out of the room in orderly fashion, and bring in unicorns instead.
Many people cheered when I had finished the talk. A few said nothing. Nobody argued the beauty of unicorns.
A couple of weeks later I went to Rosetta and proposed the localizing community should retire the elephant soon now.
Then I introduced the unicorns.
Hell broke loose.
Some people argued unicorns didn’t exist (while looking right at them), and what I had presented was unethical.
Others said the elephant had officially been approved to sit in the room, and as long as no official regulation existed to replace that statute, it would be beyond irresponsible to proceed removing an official animal from an official room, and besides, who believed in unicorns anyways.
A couple of people started to cast rocks.
Luckily, I had friends who helped me out.
When the sun finally came out again, we picked up our courage and moved on.
I kept looking after the unicorns.
I read books and articles about elephants and unicorns, and how that elephant possibly had become so official. And how unicorns were becoming official as well—slowly, but steadily.
There is a filthy big little shame sitting in WordPress’ localized user interfaces, in many languages with grammatical genders: Women are discriminated by default. This talk addresses the need to solve that dilemma—and examples how it possibly can be solved.