Rosetta for the Community

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 are the local 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. sites, and they are a great way to grow your local community.

Everything you post on your Rosetta site will go into the news feed of every WordPress installation that runs in your language. The blog content of the Rosetta site is a great channel to communicate location-specific content in your language – from WordPress updates to local events like meetups and WordCamps. This page will give you some suggestions on great content for your local site.

Content suggestions

Any content relevant to local and global WordPress communities can find its place into a local site (Rosetta).

Before you decide between a post and a page, think about the content:

  • timeless: it goes into pages (even if you can change it at any time!)
  • time-sensitive: it goes into a post.

If it’s relevant, link between them!

Rosetta comes with a built-in blog that you can use to announce releases, but you can add more content such as:

  • MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. announcements
  • WordCamps in your country, in your region, in the world
  • Recaps of WordCamps
  • Call for speakers for WordCamps
  • Explanations about each of the teams
  • What’s new in the WordPress world
  • How to use SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at to build a community
  • 50 topics to fill up your Meetup calendar

You could also (and we encourage you to do so!) add the following pages:

  • Translate WordPress into your language
    • Add a page with basic instructions to get started with translations that should include:
      • A link to your local style guide and glossary.
      • This page can be the How to translate page, translated to your language.
      • Include a clear link to the place where your local translation team discusses translations.
      • The page can also link to the Polyglots handbook to give further information.
  • How to’s:
    • Join the official WordPress Slack team
    • Join your local Slack team (if there is one) or any other communication channel (Facebook,, IRC).
    • Create a profile on What do you need to do right away (use your name, GravatarGravatar Is an acronym for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is the avatar system managed by, and used within the WordPress software., short bio), why you should become a contributor, why you shouldn’t.
    • Organize a Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. Stand-alone contributor days are a great way to get people involved. Organizing one is pretty easy  and very rewarding for everyone involved.
    • Apply to organize a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. in your city, with a summary of the main guide and a link to it.
  • Meetups
    • A list of all the cities with WordPress Meetups
    • Meetup guidelines: how to organize one
    • Materials that are likely to be shared among the whole community (stickers, wapuus, get involved flyers)
    • 5 good-faith rules
  • Code of Conduct
    • WordPress has developed a community agreed-upon basic text for CoC: feel free to adapt it, based on your cultural differences and translate into your language. There should be one readily available and translated, so you can use it for local events around the country.

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Rosetta menus are first-level page only.

The first seven elements should stay the same throughout all the 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 to ensure consistency:

  • Home
  • Themes
  • Plugins
  • Forums (if applicable, instead of “Support”)
  • Get Involved (if applicable, link to P2p2 "p2" is the name of the theme that blogs at use (and o2 is the accompanying plugin). When asked to post something "on the p2" by a member of the Polyglots team, that usually means you're asked to post on the team blog
  • Blog
  • Download (in lieu of the download button)
  • Custom menu with everything else

If your Rosetta site doesn’t have a Forum or a Get Involved section it’s okay, but please note that all menus should be structured this way.

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