Great news! Plugins can have translations delivered as Language Packages, in the same way in which the WordPress Core translations are delivered.
From version 4.8.3, Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will also switch to the new localization system. From now on, all translations will be managed through WordPress.org. This is the place where our localization projects will be available for translation and where translators can work together in an organized way.
Starting from today, future Google Analytics Dashboard for WP releases will no longer include any translation files in the /languages sub-directory, because all translation files will be delivered through the Updates screen of your WordPress site.
How to update or install a Language Pack
With the new language packages system in-place, you will be able to update and install translations from Dashboard -> Updates. In the Updates screen scroll down to Translations section and use the Update Translations button to update or install all available language packages.
The new translation projects are located here. There are four projects:
Development (trunk) – the development version, where all new strings will be added during development.
Stable (latest release) – the latest stable, containing the strings of the current stable version.
Development Readme (trunk) – the development version of the Plugin Directory page, where all new strings from readme.txt will be added during development.
Stable Readme (latest release) – the current version of the Plugin Directory page, containing the strings of the current readme.txt.
If you want to contribute and translate Google Analytics Dashboard for WP in your language, please use translate.wordpress.org from now on. Note that a language pack will be available for install / update only if the translation is complete (at 100%).
Anyone can help translating
Anyone can submit an improved translation or help translating Google Analytics Dashboard for WP! To do so, a WordPress.org account is required. If you don’t have one, you can create an account here. Follow this link, login, and start translating!
If you are new to translations, you may also want to check this helpful page from Translator Handbook.
Your newly added translations will have a waiting for review status, until a Translation Editor approves them. After approval, a new language pack will be automatically built and a new update will be available shortly.
Become a Translation Editor
Here’s a list with our current Translation Editors:
Arabic – Ahmed Majid
Catalan – cubells
Czech – lordrak
Hungarian – ilovewp.net
Italian – Lion73
Portuguese (Brazil) – Treedbox
Romanian – Adrian Pop
Russian – ZAnatoly
Spanish – Ivanrf
Ukrainian – ZAnatoly
If you’ve completed a project translation or you are currently maintaining a translation for Google Analytics Dashboard for WP, please use the contact form and follow the example below. I will assign you as a Translation Editor for our projects on the specified locale.
Subject: Google Analytics Dashboard for WP Contacting for: Plugin Translation Editor request Message: #de – @username
where Google Analytics Dashboard for WP is the plugin name, #de is your language code and @username is your WordPress.org username.
Thank you all for your hard work and for making this plugin available in your language!