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Hi TranslateWiki,

I am new to TranslateWiki, so I apologize if I am asking this in the wrong place. Please point me in the right direction if this is the wrong place.

I was wondering what the procedure is for setting up a new TranslateWiki project for our wiki at I don't know much about, so any information is appreciated. Thank you!

Best regards, Eric Pyrrhus

P.S. I notice that on your page Translating:New project, it says: "Please contact us, on our IRC channel #mediawiki-i18n at freenode, by e-mail, or at our support page." However, there is no way for someone without a account to use the IRC or the support page. And the email address is not working, my email was returned to sender.

Meaction (talk)17:23, 11 August 2019


I did receive your email (but I was on a vacation). translatewiki@ is an alias to multiple addresses and one of the address was outdated, but we have fixed it now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

You mentioned you want some interface messages translated. Can you clarify whether this means custom extensions or skins, or just customizations of your wiki? If it's the latter, I recommend installing Translate extension in your wiki and following the documentation at

Nike (talk)15:21, 12 August 2019

Thanks for the reply User:Nike!

To clarify, we are just looking to translate customized interface messages at this time. We are currently working to install the UniversalLanguageSelector and PolyGlot extensions, and plan to install the Translate extension by the end of 2019.

Of course, we would love to do page content translation as well, but I am not sure if that is something TranslateWiki can help with?

I hope you enjoyed your vacation!

Meaction (talk)18:06, 12 August 2019

It sounds like you are on the recommended track. You can translate your content too with the Translate extension.

Nike (talk)09:02, 15 August 2019

Thank you, that's very good to know!

Do we need to do anything besides installing the Translate extension in order to set up a project on TranslateWiki?

Meaction (talk)14:58, 15 August 2019