Rosetta for the Community

Rosetta sites are the local 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 site.

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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 blog built in that you can use to announce releases, but you can add more content as:

  • Meetup 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 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 First steps page of this handbook, 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, 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.
  • 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 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.

Top ↑

Rosetta menus are first-level page only.

The first 7 elements should stay the same throughout all the locales to ensure consistency:

  • Home
  • Themes
  • Plugins
  • Forums (if applicable, instead of “Support”)
  • Get Involved (if applicable, link to P2)
  • 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 ok, but please note that all menus should be structured this way.