[wp-polyglots] Help text in 3.0

Ali D.B. ali.db65 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 11:42:15 UTC 2010

Will these new help tabs be availabe on wordpress.com too? I currently can't
see them in my blog. They can be very informative.

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Jane Wells <jane at automattic.com> wrote:

> Hello, translators. I'm writing with some news that could be viewed as
> wonderful or annoying, depending on your point of view. We're adding actual
> help text to all (well, at least most) of the Help tabs in WordPress 3.0. As
> you probably know, those tabs have largely been empty except for links to
> the Codex and Support Forums since they were instituted in 2.7. It was
> always our intention to populate these with screen-specific help, and with
> links to specific Codex pages for more information, but somehow other
> features always took priority. With all the hype that 3.0 has gotten, and
> the huge number of people publicly talking about their plans to start using
> WordPress when it comes out, it seemed like we should rectify the situation,
> and right now we are adding the help text to each screen. We have about half
> a dozen screens in since yesterday, and will be adding many more today
> before we are up against the RC/string freeze deadline. Any that aren't in
> by the time everything else is ready to go will be left out, so we're adding
> the help text to the most-used/questioned screens first.
> This will be *wonderful* because we've been putting it off for almost 2
> years, and it's about time those Help tabs started doing what they were
> meant to do. Confused users will have a first line of support built into the
> application, which is something we've needed for a long time.
> This will be *annoying* because it's a lot of text to get translated in a
> short time. I'm sorry for that; our original scope for 3.0 had us releasing
> over a month ago, and with less hype, which is why help text wasn't an
> official planned feature. Hopefully you will agree with me that the
> frustration of this late-ish addition of text strings will be outweighed by
> benefit to the millions of WordPress users worldwide. If there's anything I
> can do to help, please let me know. For example, would it be useful for me
> to ask people to volunteer to help with this effort via the official
> @wordpress Twitter account? There are many international followers.
> Thanks for your hard work,
> Jane
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