Transitioning All Rosetta Sites to the New Theme 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. (en_US) has been updated to use the new theme, bringing a more modern experience and consistency to the platform.

As of now, 16 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 have already transitioned to this new theme.

Upcoming Transition Date

On July 1, 2024, we plan to transition all remaining Rosetta sites to the new theme.

What We Need from You

The new theme includes content pages that require translation to ensure a smooth transition for users. We ask teams to focus on translating the following high-traffic areas:

How to Get Started

@ryelle has compiled a list of localesLocale 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 and translation stats for the main theme: Translation Stats.

  1. Check if your locale is using the new theme.
  2. If not, click on the percentage and start translating!

Preview the design

  1. Preview the new theme on your site by clicking the “Preview the new theme” in the admin bar or add ?new-theme=1 to the url. Example
  2. Click through the site. Focus on the homepage, About page (/about), and Download page (/download), but subpages of those sections also have the new design.
  3. Report any issues with the new design in github, or #website-redesign 
  4. If there are no issues and you want to activate the theme now, ask in #website-redesign

Support Forums

Not all rosetta sites are using the /support site but for those who are, @adamwood has written a guide that you can follow along with here.

Projects to translate

… and for /support/

Issues with the New Theme in Your Locale

If the new theme doesn’t quite fit your locale, refer to this ticket for context on modifications: Theme Modification Context. You can also reach out in #website-redesign for further assistance.

Preview the New Theme in Your Locale 

Add ?new-theme=1 to your theme’s URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL to see your locale with the new theme. For example

Clarifications for translation; Reporting errors in source

Ask in #website-redesign or #polyglots.

If you’re comfortable with using GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner., then these are the relevant repos:

  • Main site: 
  • Shared blocks, headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes., footer: 
  • Support: (can also be used as a landing page for other repos, 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 can move issues to the correct place)

Ready to Switch?

 Let us know in #website-redesign when your locale is ready to switch to the new theme.

Need More Time? 

If your locale won’t be ready by July 1, 2024, let’s discuss in #website-redesign!

Other Questions?

Leave a message on this post or reach out in #website-redesign.

Thanks all!

Props to @ryelle, @adamwood, and @tobifjellner for help with this post.