This plugin enables translating Wagtail content using a PO files in a git repository.
It works by committing source content into the repository then polling it for updates. When the PO files are translated, this will automatically create translated pages in Wagtail.
This is useful for when you are using external translation tools for translating your Wagtail content. Currently, this plugin supports Mozilla's Pontoon, but PRs are welcome for other translation tools!
wagtail-localize-git, then add the following to your
# settings.py INSTALLED_APPS = [ # ... "wagtail_localize", "wagtail_localize.locales", # Replaces 'wagtail.locales' "wagtail_localize_git", # ... ]
Then set the following settings:
WAGTAILLOCALIZE_GIT_URL - This is a URL to an empty git repository that
wagtail-localize-git will push source strings to and fetch translations from.
WAGTAILLOCALIZE_GIT_CLONE_DIR - The local directory where the git repository will be checked out.
wagtail-localize-git will try to checkout and work with the
main branch. To change that, set
to your repository's default branch (e.g.
Once this is configured, you can use the
sync_git management command to push/pull changes. This management command should be set up in your server's crontab to run often (preferably, every 10 minutes).
How it works
This plugin uses
wagtail-localize to convert pages into segments and build new pages from translated segments.
wagtail-localize provides a web interface for translating these segments in Wagtail itself and this plugin plays nicely with that (translations can be made from the Wagtail side too).
Pages/snippets are submitted to the git repo when they are submitted for translation from the default locale. Pages authored in other locales are not supported yet.
All contributions are welcome!
To make changes to this project, first clone this repository:
git clone email@example.com:wagtail/wagtail-localize-git.git cd wagtail-localize-git
With your preferred virtualenv activated, install testing dependencies:
pip install -e .[testing] -U
Note that this project uses pre-commit. To set up locally:
# if you don't have it yet, globally $ pip install pre-commit # go to the project directory $ cd wagtail-localize-git # initialize pre-commit $ pre-commit install # Optional, run all checks once for this, then the checks will run only on the changed files $ pre-commit run --all-files
How to run tests
Now you can run tests as shown below:
or, you can run them for a specific environment
tox -e python3.9-django3.2-wagtail2.15 or specific test
tox -e python3.9-django3.2-wagtail2.15-sqlite wagtail_localize_git.tests.test_git.TestRepository
To run the test app interactively, use
tox -e interactive, visit
http://127.0.0.1:8020/admin/ and log in with