BP Codex Update and BuddyPress Translations

BP Codex Updates

Many thanks to the following developers for their new codex articles:

@imath – http://codex.buddypress.org/plugindev/group-meta-queries-usage-example/

@chouf1 – http://codex.buddypress.org/developer/buddypress-database-diagram/ with thanks to @boonebgorges for the consults

@imath – http://codex.buddypress.org/plugindev/taking-benefits-from-buddypress-settings-to-add-your-plugins-options/

@chouf1 – http://codex.buddypress.org/developer/how-to-add-members-to-a-group-via-wp-users-screen/

@hnla – http://codex.buddypress.org/themes/theme-compatibility-1-7/bp-default-theme-moving-forward-with-bp-1-9/

@imath – http://codex.buddypress.org/plugindev/enqueueing-scripts-or-styles-only-when-your-plugin-needs-it/

If you’d like to contribute to the BuddyPress Codex, please check out the references below

BuddyPress Translations

A quick audit of all the codex pages under BuddyPress Languages/Translations reveal that only a handful of pages have links to translations for the latest BP version. The large majority of the language pages contained outdated, incorrect and oftentimes confusing information about where to find and download the translation files for the respective languages.

There are translations hosted at translate.wordpress.org/projects/buddypress, some at i18n.svn.buddypress.org (deprecated), one at svn.automattic.com/wordpress-i18n, one at google code, some at personal websites and/or BuddyPress Group websites. We need to consolidate all the translations in one official site so that the end users won’t have any difficulty in finding their respective translation files.

Per our BuddyPress Codex Survey, close to half (44%) of BuddyPress sites are built using languages other than English. There have been questions in the BuddyPress Forums about where to find translations and how to create or submit translations. We need to make it easy for translators to contribute to the BP project. In this respect, a Google spreadsheet re BP translations was created to get a bird’s-eye view about the status of BP translations at this time.


BuddyPress Languages/Translations Section To-Do’s

  1. For translators: A new page with guide specifically for BuddyPress Translators – check out Zé Fontainhas’s post about Getting Started and Adding Support for a Language for WordPress which includea basic information about translating for WordPress Projects like BuddyPress c/o @chouf1
  2. For users: A new page which lists languages and translators for latest BP versions – a la http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_in_Your_Language c/o @mercime

  3. For both: provide a way to allow users to send feedback to translators.

Please feel free to add your suggestions and/or volunteer to author the step-by-step guide for BP Translators. Thanks.