Topic discussions for the Community summit in Philly

Hey everyone,

The community summit in Philly is two weeks away and it would be good to create a list of topics we’d like to be discussed during the two days of the event.

For those of you who don’t know about the summit, visit the website to learn about it and ask any questions you might have in the comments below.

The community summit last year in San Francisco included 2 days of intense work and meetings, you can read the notes from some of the discussions – GlotPress, Leads, Rosetta.

The current list of Polyglots for Philly confirmed by the organisers includes myself, @Nao, @tacoverdo, @atimmer, @francescamarano, @hiwhatsup, @rafaelfunchal, @stephdau and Rocio (@_dorsvenabili).

The community summit is a good place for us to interact with the other make teams, especially the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team and the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team, but also to collaborate with the docs team and plan the improvements we’d like to see in the year to follow.

It would be amazing to have the most active of you on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at during those two days so that you can at least partially participate in the discussions.

Here’s what’s on my list. Please add the ideas you have and we can form discussion topics to suggest for the unconference days.

RosettaRosetta The code name of the theme for the local WordPress sites (eg. is a “Rosetta” site). All locale specific WordPress sites are referred to as “Rosetta sites.” The name was inspired from the ancient Rosetta Stone, which contained more or less the same text in three different languages. sites

To Do

  • P2s for Rosetta sites for community and translation teams. There’s a pilot one on the The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. site, but it’s time we bring that to the rest of the localeLocale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in sites
  • Outreach campaign to encourage more people to get involved with updating their Rosetta sites. With the new user roles coming, there’s no reason more editors can’t be recruited so that the sites are always up to date with new information on the latest releases as well as community events information. See the Romanian and Italian sites as examples.

Discussion topic suggestion:

  • Improving Rosetta sites – the tools we need The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins.

Three main things as a focus here to discuss, get a status update on or plan:

  • Translation memory
  • Notifications for translation editorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor
  • Feedback to contributors (edit with feedback, reject with feedback)
  • Glossaries across projects

Discussion topic suggestion:


To Do

  • Improving documentation for pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party authors regarding their plugins on
  • Improving the Polyglots handbook – there are still pages that need expanding, more information, screenshots.

Discussion topic suggestion:

  • Translating contributor handbooks – can we translate the handbooks to make it easier for new contributors? How?
  • Translating WordPress Documentation – tools, ways, etc.

Please add your suggestions and comments.

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