[wp-hackers] How to download multiple language packs via the API

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Mon Jan 27 16:14:49 UTC 2014

Hi Nikola,

Language packs only support a limited number of plugins and themes (more
happening here soon, though), but yes, these filters are in place. See
the plugins_update_check_locales and themes_update_check_locales filters in


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Nikola Nikolov <nikolov.tmw at gmail.com>wrote:

> Is it possible yet(or is it coming in 3.9) to automatically download
> language files for WP, plugins, themes?
> If so, is it possible via filters/action hooks to ask WordPress to download
> the language files for multiple languages, instead of just what the
> currently active language is?
> I'm asking this, because I resumed work on my multilingual plugin. In it
> I've used a modified piece of code from qTranslate that would look for
> translation files and download them from the WordPress.org repo.
> Since I don't really like how it's written, and because of the fact that
> this is/will be in core anyway, I don't see why to reinvent the wheel.
> Best Regards,
> Nikola Nikolov
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