How to make subtitle for from shorthand data.

These days I & Jessica are working for making subtitle of State of the Word by Matt Mullenweg.


This year we asked WCUS Organizers to give us a shorthand data which used for a big display next to the stage and live streaming. So we can just fill some blank and correct some words which caption maker missed.

Here is a note how can we make subtitle from plain text.

Get caption data from WC organizer

The data we got from organizer was just plain text. There are no time marks. like this:


Modify format

With, official recommended tool for making subtitle, we can directly upload plain text with no time marks. Then we can sync with editor UI.

At the first time when I uploaded original short hand script, I recognized that will understand that the single break line is not the end of a subtitle. See the result.

So, I should just add break line twice between subtitles like this (Actually 10th line is wrong in this screenshot):


Just copy & paste and make break lines double!



How to import subtitle data

If you haven’t setup watch this video:

After setup, you can go editor then click 🔧 mark > “Upload subtitles”.


Then upload your text file.


If the imported subtitles is fizzy, just do this again. Remember, this will override all subtitles, not merge.

We need subtitle vaditation volunteers!

As I wrote on the beginning, we are fixing subtitles of State of the Word 2015. If you are interested to help, just go and see the notes on the editor which tells you where you can start validation.

Last year, these people helped us to make subtitle of State of the Word:

WordCamp US 直前! 去年の年次報告 “State of the Word 2014” を字幕つきでおさらい

WordPress Advent Calendar 2015に参加したかった人達の Advent Calendar 2015 があいてたので参加してみて、きのうの清野さんからバトンを引き継ぎました、もりやまです。

いま、WordCamp US に参加するためフィラデルフィアに来ています🎉その中でも楽しみにしていることのひとつが、State of the Word です!去年の内容をおさらいすべく、動画の字幕つけをしてみました。

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Three best easy English karaoke songs both travelers and locals know

Karaoke is the most interesting activity for foreign traveler to Japan.

Their hosts are expected to chose songs which everyone knows and can sing, dance and been exciting.

from that point of view, I will write a list of three best songs with easy English that Japanese hosts can sing and having actual positive result with my experience with foreign guests. Remember these when you go to karaoke in Japan with both foreigners and locals! Continue reading “Three best easy English karaoke songs both travelers and locals know”

David Beckham is in Siem Reap!

Professional soccer player David Beckham uploaded his photo at Angkor Wat at his Instagram!

At Siem Reap Expats and Local Community people says someone saw him at Angkor What bar, or some restaurant, and he would be still in SiemReap.

Amazing day in Cambodia visiting the Angkor Wat temple …. One of the most beautiful places in the world …….

A photo posted by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on

I also found this photo.

That kind of sign board is very popular in Cambodia that include photo of famous people from the internet.

WP security measures you can do today! – WordPress Meetup Tokyo

Today we had WordPress Meetup Tokyo! This is a monthly based WordPress meetup in English language. Today we learned about security with using WordPress.

WordPress Meetup Tokyo #23 – May 2015: WP security measures you can do today!

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11:00 AM

Coworking space kayabacho, co-edo tokyo
Shinkawa 1-3-4, Chuo-ku Tokyo, JP

6 WordPress Users & Developers Went

Hello WordPress developers & users in Tokyo!Next WordPress Meetup Tokyo event for English-speakers will be on Saturday, May 23rd at coworking space “Co-Edo” in Kayaba-cho.Agenda:WordPress security measures you can do today!Since WordPress 4.2 was released just about 4 weeks a go, there are already two security updates –4.2.1 and 4.2.2– relea…

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This time Toru spoke with the slide. That explained basic but important security things and tied with simple slides and words. Mmm he is professional slide maker everytime…

Slide is here.


I also met Lisa, Naoko and Keita’s baby.

Now she is super sociable baby!