Weblate Client

New in version 2.7: The wlc utility is fully supported since Weblate 2.7. If you are using older version some incompatibilities with API might occur.


The Weblate Client is shipped separately, you need to install wlc to have it, it also includes Python module wlc:

pip3 install wlc


wlc [parameter] <command> [options]

Commands actually indicate which operation should be performed.


Weblate Client is Python library and command line utility to manage Weblate remotely using Weblate’s Web API. The command line utility can be invoked as wlc and is build on wlc.

Global options

The program accepts following global options, which must be entered before subcommand.

--format {csv,json,text,html}

Specify output format.

--url URL

Specify API URL. Overrides value from configuration file, see Files. The URL should end with /api/, for example https://hosted.weblate.org/api/.

--key KEY

Specify API user key to use. Overrides value from configuration file, see Files. You can figure out your key in your profile in Weblate.

--config PATH

Override path to configuration file, see Files.

--config-section SECTION

Override section to use in configuration file, see Files.


Currently following subcommands are available:


Prints current version.


List used languages in Weblate.


List projects in Weblate.


List components in Weblate.


List translations in Weblate.


Shows Weblate object (translation, component or project).


Lists Weblate object (translation, component or project).


Commits changes in Weblate object (translation, component or project).


Pulls remote repository changes into Weblate object (translation, component or project).


Pusches changes in Weblate object into remote repository (translation, component or project).


Displays repository status for given Weblate object (translation, component or project).


Displays detailed statistics for given Weblate object (translation or component).


New in version 0.5: Supported since wlc 0.5.

Displays lock status.


New in version 0.5: Supported since wlc 0.5.

Locks compontent from translating in Weblate.


New in version 0.5: Supported since wlc 0.5.

Unlocks compontent from translating in Weblate.


Per project configuration file
User configuration file
Global configration file

The program follows XDG specification, so you can adjust placement of config files by environment variables XDG_CONFIG_HOME or XDG_CONFIG_DIRS.

Following settings can be configured in the [weblate] section (you can customize this by --config-section):


API KEY to access Weblate.


API server URL, defaults to


Path of default translation, component or project.

The configuration file is INI file, for example:

url = https://hosted.weblate.org/api/
key = APIKEY
translation = weblate/master

Additionally API keys can be stored in the [keys] section:

https://hosted.weblate.org/api/ = APIKEY

This allows you to store keys in your personal settings, while having .weblate configuration in the VCS repository so that wlc knows to which server it should talk.


Print current program version:

$ wlc version
version: 0.1

List all projects:

$ wlc list-projects
name: Hello
slug: hello
source_language: en
url: http://example.com/api/projects/hello/
web: http://weblate.org/
web_url: http://example.com/projects/hello/

You can also let wlc know current project and it will then operate on it:

$ cat .weblate
url = https://hosted.weblate.org/api/
translation = weblate/master

$ wlc show
branch: master
file_format: po
filemask: weblate/locale/*/LC_MESSAGES/django.po
git_export: git://git.weblate.org/weblate.git
license: GPL-3.0+
license_url: https://spdx.org/licenses/GPL-3.0+
name: master
new_base: weblate/locale/django.pot
project: weblate
repo: git://github.com/nijel/weblate.git
slug: master
url: https://hosted.weblate.org/api/components/weblate/master/
vcs: git
web_url: https://hosted.weblate.org/projects/weblate/master/

With such setup it is easy to commit pending changes in current project:

$ wlc commit