from time to time, I see notification on my dashboard about updating translations for WooCommerce primarily, and I just click on “Update Translations” and it updates translation files inside “wp-content” directory, instead of asking me to update plugin itself.
So any person can help me understand this process, so I know how these plugins utilize this feature.
First, I want to say sorry for the late reply. We’ve had a tropical storm down here this week, and my Internet access has been spotty at best.
I use .ORG to host my translations. There’s really nothing special you have to do as a plugin/theme author. All plugins and themes there are automatically supported. .ORG will scan your project when you update it for text strings. Then, anyone can contribute. There’s a link to the translations on the plugin/theme page in the directory.