Script Chef'sSpecial: Whisking Up Localization Dishes—Create, Update, and Delete Resources with the Transifex Python SDK!

Hello, fellow code enthusiasts! :woman_cook::man_cook: Welcome to a delightful edition of ‘Script Chef,’ your ultimate guide to crafting coding masterpieces that will make your projects shine. Today, we’re diving into a recipe straight from the Transifex kitchen, designed to spice up your localization workflow and make your life much easier. So, grab your aprons, and let’s get started!

What’s on the Menu?

Today, we’re whipping up a special dish: a Transifex Python SDK script. This handy snippet will guide you through the process of authenticating with Transifex, managing resources, and uploading content—all while keeping things as simple and enjoyable as a Sunday brunch.


  • Transifex Python SDK (Available fresh from PyPI)
  • API Token (Your secret ingredient)
  • Organization Slug (The unique identifier for your organization)
  • Project Slug (The unique identifier for your project)
  • New Resource Details (Name and Slug for your new resource)
  • Content to Upload (In this case, a simple JSON string)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Install the Transifex Python SDK: First, let’s prepare the essential ingredient. Open your terminal and run:

pip install transifex-python

  1. Authenticate with Transifex: Set up your API token to access the Transifex goodies:
from transifex.api import transifex_api

  1. Fetch Your Organization and Project: Locate your organization and project using their slugs:
organization = transifex_api.Organization.get(slug="<YOUR-ORG-SLUG>")

project = organization.fetch('projects').get(slug="<YOUR-PROJECT-SLUG>")
  1. Create a New Resource: Define the internationalization format and create a new resource within your project:
i18n_format = transifex_api.i18n_formats.get(



resource = transifex_api.Resource.create(





  1. Upload Content: Add your content to the new resource:
content = '{ "key": "value" }'


resource=resource, content=content

  1. Delete Resource: If you need to clean up, here’s how to delete the resource:


Why This Recipe is Important:

Localization is not just about translating text; it’s about creating meaningful connections across cultures and regions. This script empowers you to manage your Transifex resources programmatically, ensuring that your application speaks the language of every user, no matter where they are. By automating these tasks, you can focus more on crafting exceptional experiences and less on the nitty-gritty details.

Use Cases:

  • Automate Your Localization Workflow: Set up regular uploads of new content strings, ensuring that your translators always have the latest material to work on.
  • Streamline Resource Management: Quickly create and delete resources as your project evolves, keeping your localization efforts clean and organized.
  • Enhance Team Collaboration: Non-technical team members can use this script to contribute to localization efforts, making it a true team sport.

Join the Community:

Remember, ‘Script Chef’ isn’t just about following recipes—it’s about experimenting, sharing your experiences, and improving the dish together. We invite you to share your own localization hacks, ask questions, and join the conversation in our vibrant community. Let’s lift the language barrier and engage the world, one line of code at a time.

So, there you have it! A deliciously simple recipe to get you started with the Transifex Python SDK. Now, roll up those sleeves and cook up some coding brilliance. Bon appétit!

We hope you enjoyed this recipe from ‘Script Chef’! If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our community or support team. Happy coding!