Rosetta for the Community
Rosetta sites are the local WordPress.org 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. That make the blog content of the Rosetta site 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 WordPress.org site.
content relevant to local and global WordPress communities can find its place into a local WordPress.org 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
blog built in that you can use to announce releases, but you can add more content as:
WordCamps in your country, in your region, in the world
Recaps of WordCamps
Call for speakers for WordCamps
Explanations about each of the make.wordpress.org teams
What’s new in the WordPress world
How to use Slack 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
, translated to your language. First steps page of this handbook 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.
Join the official WordPress Slack team
Join your local Slack team (if there is one) or any other communication channel (Facebook, Meetup.com, IRC).
Create a profile on make.wordpress.org. What do you need to do right away (use your name, Gravatar, short bio), why you should become a contributor, why you shouldn’t.
Organize a Contributor Day. 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 WordCamp in your city, with a summarization of the main guide and a link to it.
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 is working toward 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.
Rosetta menus are first-level page only.
The first 7 elements should stay the same throughout all the locales to ensure consistency:
Forums (if applicable, instead of “Support”)
Get Involved (if applicable, link to P2)
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 ok, but please note that all menus should be structured this way.