GlotPress is Now Available as a WordPress Plugin


GlotPress 1.0 “Bunsen Honeydew” was released yesterday. In June 2015, Andrew Nacin began the work of transforming GlotPress into a plugin with a first pass that switched it from using the BackPress external to a WordPress install. Dominik Schilling led the development on GitHub, which included 352 commits and fixes for 70 issues.

“For the first version the goal was to change as little as possible to get it working well,” Schilling said in the release announcement. “But still we had to remove some things in favor of WordPress’ API system.”

Version 1.0 includes the following:

  • It’s a plugin!
  • WP-CLI support
  • Integrated with WordPress’ user system
  • Easy installation through the plugin directory
  • Multisite support

If you have a customized GlotPress install and you want to switch to the new WordPress plugin, you will want to review the plugin’s wiki to take stock of the breaking changes. Contributors have also written a guide to converting plugins for the standalone version to use the WordPress plugin infrastructure.

Having GlotPress available as a plugin makes it much easier to use and update. The standalone version had a more complicated installation and configuration process, but it was worth it for the collaboration capabilities that it offered. All this can now be added to any WordPress site with the click of a button.

The GlotPress plugin is now available for download on and includes a beautiful newly designed plugin icon and banner. An official branding guide is also available thanks to Hugo Baeta and other contributors. You can follow the plugin’s development and contribute on GitHub.


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