Translating WordPress.com in 2018

Happy new year! It’s time to look back at our translation community’s wonderful achievements during the past year and to thank everyone who contributed.

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In 2018, 1,987 WordPress.com community volunteers contributed 66,343 strings in 104 languages, bringing the total number of translations to 247,800.

You all put in so much time and effort to make our service available to more users around the world. We know that it’s not always easy to translate English messages and labels to your language, so we want to thank you for your sharing your skills, creativity, and hard work with us and other users.

Notable mentions

We are so happy to see both new faces and veteran contributors, and want to highlight the work of a few notable volunteers.

  • Parvez Qadir for leading the Saraiki translation project on WordPress.com
  • Dan Caragea for his help with reporting several bugs and missing parts while keeping Romanian translation up-to-date
  • Fredrik for bringing Swedish translation into higher active levels in the last year
  • Armuti for delighting Chuvash bloggers and site builders
  • Luciano Croce (Luçiâno Lóccy Crôxe) for contributing to the most number of locals (en-gb/fr-be/fr-ca/fr-ch/it/pt)
  • justina33 for generously extending his Lithuanian translation efforts to Jetpack and WooCommerce projects
  • Dandelion Sprout for perfecting Norwegian translation
  • bujku for making Gravatar.com fully available in Albanian
  • Ken Ken for providing translations of several WordPress.com themes in Chinese (Hong Kong)
  • The Polytonic Project for their passion in preserving Polytonic Greek language and keeping it alive

Locales with most volunteer activity

Here are the top 10 movers of 2018:

  1. Saraiki
  2. Swedish
  3. Romanian
  4. French
  5. English (UK)
  6. Bulgarian
  7. German
  8. Spanish
  9. Norwegian
  10. Dutch

Get involved

Would you like to be part of the translation community? Head over to translate.wordpress.com to find out how you can get started.

Current community translators can also request to become validators. Find out more in the FAQs.

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