Roles and Capabilities

User roles on locale sites are similar to pre-defined WordPress roles. On locale sites some additional capabilities are added to Editor role and an additional Translation Editor role is available. Translation Editor it’s a complementary role that can be assigned to Editors, Authors, Contributors and/or Subscribers.

Locale forums are running on bbPress and have a different set of roles and capabilities.

Roles and Capabilities for Locales Roles and Capabilities for Locales

General Translation Editor General Translation Editor

A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale. General Translation Editors are appointed by other General Translation Editors for the same locale. If there are no active General Translation Editors for the locale, a general translation editor can be appointed by a Polyglots lead after a request on make.wordpress.org/polyglots.

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Project Translation Editor Project Translation Editor

A Project Translation Editor is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A Project Translation Editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Project translation editors are appointed by a General Translation Editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves.

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Cross-locale Project Translation Editor Cross-locale Project Translation Editor

A Cross-Locale Project Translation Editor is an account owned by a plugin or theme author (or the authoring organization), which uses professional translators to localise their product. The cross-locale project translation editor can import/validate strings on a specific project for more than one locale. This role has the same capabilities as a Project Translation Editor over multiple locales instead of one. Cross-Locale Project Translation Editors need to meet a set of criteria before being appointed by General Translation Editors.

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Translation Contributor Translation Contributor

Translation Contributors (also contributors, translators) are the volunteers that translate projects into their language. Translation contributors can suggest translations that need to be verified by a General Translation Editor or a Project Translation Editor

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Roles and Capabilities for locale sites (Rosetta) Roles and Capabilities for locale sites (Rosetta)

Locale Manager

  • all capabilities of a pre-defined editor role
  • add/promote/remove users
  • add/remove Translation Editors
  • validate strings on all projects
  • release WordPress packages

Editor

Author

Contributor

Subscriber

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Roles and Capabilities for team sites Roles and Capabilities for team sites

Editor

  • all capabilities of a pre-defined editor role
  • add/promote/remove users
  • change theme settings

Author

Contributor

Subscriber

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Roles and Capabilities for locale forums Roles and Capabilities for locale forums

Keymaster

  • add/edit/remove forums, topics and posts
  • open/close topics
  • stick/unstick topics
  • promote/demote users
  • edit users’ profile

Moderator

  • add/edit/remove topics and posts
  • open/close topics
  • stick/unstick topics
  • edit own profile

Member

  • add topics and posts
  • read forums/topics/posts
  • edit own posts for up to 35 minutes from the time of submission
  • edit own profile

Inactive

  • read forums/topics/posts
  • change own password

Blocked