This is a guest post contributed by Matthew Sparrow who is a young, self-taught developer with minimal coding knowledge that loves to use WordPress. He mostly uses WordPress for personal projects although he has completed a couple of projects for others. In addition to maintaining a few plugins, he’s an active translations contributor. Automatic translations for plugins have been a long time coming. WordPress itself already auto-downloads and auto-updates core translations, so it is a natural progression that plugins and themes will receive the same treatment. For those who have been following auto plugin translations, it has been in the works for years. It came as a welcome surprise in September when it was announced that plugins will finally be able to have language packs. If you have a plugin in the directory, then this is important, welcome, and exciting news. However, as great as an initiative as language packs are for plugins, it seems simpler than it actually is. If you are a plugin developer, you have to go through a few steps in order to get this to work for your plugins. So let’s get started. Should You Be Excited About Plugin Language Packs? As a plugin author,
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