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Opened 2 months ago

Last modified 5 weeks ago

#58010 new defect (bug)

Missing context for string in Events widget

Reported by: zodiac1978's profile zodiac1978 Owned by:
Milestone: 6.3 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: I18N Keywords: needs-patch needs-copy-review
Focuses: administration Cc:


The German WordPress community is using its own Planet Feed, and therefore we have our own feed added via translation.



Now there is (besides the feed) also a link provided in

But as our planet has no frontend output, it makes no sense to put the URL of it here.

We would like to add this explanation about the planet feed itself instead in there:

But now we are wondering how this link is used. I couldn't find any occurrence of this link in the dashboard markup besides the help tab.

In the help tab it makes sense to put this link in:

If the link is displayed somewhere else, we may need to add a context to distinguish between this place and the help tab in one of the strings.

Or is this link not used? Couldn't find it ...

Change History (5)

#1 @zodiac1978
2 months ago

Additionally, it seems that the link is not self explaining. Instead of a link to the planet website, I see some other links for some locales: (not a planet website) (broken) (locale website) (forums) (locale website)

And for the feed, some locales just use their blog from the Rosetta site (which obviously does not match the amount of links to the website from above):

Japan is using the forums feed:

Only three (or four) seem to have an own planet feed (besides the German speaking locales, including Switzerland and Austria): (France) (Belgium) (Occitan) (Persian)

Therefore, I recommend adding a translator comment for clarifying the usage of this link.

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2 months ago

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
2 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to I18N
  • Focuses administration added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 6.3

#4 follow-up: @audrasjb
6 weeks ago

  • Keywords needs-copy-review added

Indeed, it would be nice to clarify those two strings using translator comments.
I'd suggest the following:

Link to the Planet feed of the locale

Link to the News website of the locale

What do you think?

(needs copy review)

#5 in reply to: ↑ 4 @zodiac1978
5 weeks ago

Replying to audrasjb:

I'd suggest the following:

Link to the Planet feed of the locale

I'm not sure if "Planet" is self-explanatory enough for "aggregated news from the community". Maybe we should add a link to a page where this is explained (two spots for one feed, 3 for the other one - both shown in the dashboard widget).

Link to the News website of the locale

This is even more complex. The original link is showing the planet website (not "News website of the locale" is maybe leading to the wrong URL (like which is not meant here (but could be meant if the locale decided to opt-out from the US planet and just uses their Rosetta blog feed).

And additionally, the link is there twice. One occurrence is in the help tab, but I could not find the other place (it is used in code, but I did not find the output).

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