WordPress.com Translation in 2019

Happy new year!

We have had a great year on translate.wordpress.com. We’d like to take some time to look back our translation community’s achievements in 2019 and to thank everyone who contributed. Whether you have translated just one string or over a thousand strings, we are grateful for your contribution. Everything helps!

In 2019, 1,431 community volunteers translated 57,219 strings into 109 languages, resulting in 262,760 translations.

Thank you for your contributions this year! It’s thanks to you that we can make WordPress.com and our other services available to people speaking different languages around the world. We know that it’s not always easy to find time to contribute and provide translations of English strings in your language, so thank you for your sharing your skills and hard work with us and other users.

This next year, we will be working on some exciting new developments on our translation tools that will hopefully help your translation workflow! We will share these new developments as they are available.

Notable mentions for 2019

We want to highlight the work of a few notable volunteers. Each of these contributors contributed at least 2000 translations in the last year!

  • Parvez Qadir for continuing to translate a large number of strings into Saraiki.
  • Bujku for helping translate strings for WooCommerce and WordPress.com into Albanian and continuously.
  • Dan Caragea for always keeping WordPress.com in Romanian 100% translated.
  • Ken Ken for his devotion to bringing WordPress.com to users in Hong Kong.
  • Fredrik for contributing to Swedish translations on WordPress.com and WooCommerce.
  • Mub.artist for helping with Saraiki translations.
  • justina33 for contributing Lithuanian translations to many themes, as well as to the WordPress.com project.
  • Amreen for delighting Urdu bloggers and site builders
  • Pavel Vondra for helping make WordPress.com available to Czech users.
  • The Polytonic Project for their continued passion in preserving Polytonic Greek language and keeping it alive through WordPress.com.

Locales with most volunteer activity

Here are the top 10 locales of 2019:

  1. Saraiki
  2. Albanian
  3. Romanian
  4. Swedish
  5. Hong Kong Chinese
  6. Bulgarian
  7. Korean
  8. Urdu
  9. Latvian
  10. Norwegian

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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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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Translating WordPress.com in 2017

2017 was a terrific year for translate.wordpress.comAnother year, another gargantuan effort by the tireless WordPress polyglot community (all 2,941 of you!).

In 2017 community volunteers contributed 69,089 strings in 109 languages, bringing the total number of translations to 299,374 – a 34% increase since 2016.

Thanks to their work translating labels, tooltips, settings, editor buttons, headings, help text, themes and hundreds of other categories over more than 30 projects, there are now more happy WordPress.com users than ever.

Notable mentions

All community volunteers deserve kudos/multiple hugs/pats on the back. Still, there are a few to whom we’d like to give a digital fist bump for being among our most active contributors this year.

  1. armuti for giving 1.6 million Chuvash speakers the gift of WordPress.com
  2. Ken Ken for performing the Hong Kong/Taiwan Chinese double-whammy
  3. Dandelion Sprout for devotion to the delightful Norwegian language
  4. Dan Caragea: Romanian maintains its position as the most highly translated language of the year 🙂
  5. gorskimoz, for whom countless speakers of Slovenian are grateful
  6. justina33, who came out on top in the WordPress.com UI vs Lithuanian challenge
  7. taqbaylitassa for enriching WordPress.com with exquisite Kabylian syllables
  8. DelphiKnight for demonstrating great chivalry in Georgian. Thank you, O Knight!
  9. Muhammad Farhan Danish, whose translations grace the screens of all Urdu-speaking users
  10. వీవెన్, for the continuing contributions to Telugu, a language spoken by a whopping 75 million people!

Locales with the most activity

Here are the top 10 movers of 2017:

  1. Chuvash
  2. Norwegian
  3. Chinese (Hong Kong)
  4. Romanian
  5. Slovenian
  6. Urdu
  7. Icelandic
  8. Telugu
  9. Lithuanian
  10. Afrikaans

Thank you!

The amount of translations and projects is forever climbing, and so is the number of WordPress users who, in their own languages, are delivering new ideas to the universe.

To those we didn’t mention – you know who you are – we bow to you. Language is the bridge to a better internet and better world, and your work has a direct and positive impact on the experience of millions of bloggers. Thank you for helping us make WordPress.com awesome for everyone.

We wish you all a fabulous 2018. Here’s to an even more successful year of polyglotism. 🙂

The community needs you

Would you like to contribute your linguistic knowledge to the biggest blogging community humankind has ever known? Great! 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.

translate.wordpress.com in 2016

Happy New Year!

2016 was a busy year on translate.wordpress.com, the translation platform of Automattic projects. For the first time, we are sharing some stats about the past year.

Numbers of Translators, Translations, and Locales

3,250 community volunteers translated 61,676 strings into 107 languages, resulting in 225,806 translations.

Most active users

These top 10 translators suggested the most translations across all projects.

  1. Dan Caragea (Romanian)
  2. Vijaya Madhavi (Hindi)
  3. Satnam S Virdi (Punjabi)
  4. Mariozo (Latvian)
  5. Manuela Silva (Portuguese/Portugal)
  6. Muhammad Farhan Danish (Urdu)
  7. Amreen (Urdu)
  8. justina33 (Lithuanian)
  9. gwgan (Welsh)
  10. cubells (Catalan)

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Most active locale teams

And congratulations to the locale teams that made the most progress this year.

  1. Romanian
  2. Hindi
  3. Urdu
  4. Latvian
  5. Punjabi
  6. Portuguese/Portugal
  7. Italian
  8. Icelandic
  9. French
  10. German

Number of active projects

translate.wordpress.com is not just for WordPress.com UI. Currently, there are 22 active projects (This number doesn’t include 399 WordPress.com themes).

We added 14 new WooCommerce-related projects this year.


We would like to thank everyone who helped us reach out to users around the world who speak languages other than English. Your effort makes it possible for more people to have a voice of their own.

We look forward to bringing you better support in translating WordPress.com and beyond this year!


Alex, Hew, Julian, Naoko, and Yoav of Team Global