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Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#43916 new feature request

Auto update translations when the respective plugin/theme is updated

Reported by: danieltj's profile danieltj Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: needs-patch 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


I find updating translations a bit of a pain because they only seem to appear (rightly so though) once you've updated a plugin or a theme. It'd be great if translations could be automatically updated after the respective plugin or theme has been updated removing the need to check if there are any translations waiting.

Most often I find myself updating a plugin and then committing the update into version control and it's not until the commit has gone through that I reload the page to see that I now have new translation strings waiting. They really should be bundled with the main update of the plugin/theme.

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#1 @afragen
5 years ago

If you include the translation files in your plugin this will always be an issue as your translators won’t see a new POT file until you publish the plugin. There are 2 solutions.

  1. Allow translations to happen via
  2. Use a process for decoupled language pack updating,
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