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#19884 closed feature request (duplicate)

Unable to sort themes by language

Reported by: hatul's profile hatul Owned by:
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I can't filter themes by language in themes site.
If I want theme in Hebrew (and rtl) I can't search its in the site.

So I had to look for it on other websites that may contain malicious code.
read: (Hebrew).

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#1 @scribu
12 years ago

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What you really want to look for is themes which are both translation-ready and have rtl-language-support, which are already options in the interface:

#2 @yoavf
12 years ago

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Translating a theme isn't something that everyone can easily do - and so aggregating the translation efforts for all the themes in Extend is, I think, something we all want to encourage.

While eventually themes might get plugged in to GlotPress, they aren't right now.

Some themes already come bundled with specific language files, but this information is not usually displayed unless the theme authors added it to the theme description.

A relatively quick fix is to add meta information about existing translations to the readme.txt file and add this to front end.

12 years ago

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#3 @Tomer
12 years ago

(mid-air collision with yoavf comment above. The comment below might be less relevant as yoavf already suggested how to actually fix it)

What hatul is asking for is an option to filter theme results by the theme supported language matrix. Imagine a French person who wants to theme his website but doesn't have the knowledge or time to spend in translating theme strings – currently he can't filter the themes and retrieve list of French-supported themes.

In the case of Hebrew, we are very short in translated themes, and because it is complicated to filter the official themes repository there are third party theme repositories whose violate the GPL license by removing theme credits and claiming it as their own, and also attach malware code to themes in order to track usage and violations of their terms of use which require you not to change their code and not removing their SEO links, and also can do file manipulation on remote hosts which can be used to hack other WordPress sites which use their themes.

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
12 years ago

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#5 @maorb
12 years ago

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+1 for this.
It will help a lot of WordPress users all around the world, to be able find fully functional and ready themes for their certain language.

#6 @samuelsidler
11 years ago

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Migrated to #meta125.

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
11 years ago

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