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Allow anonymous users to translate
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Unlike other content creation tools, Content translation allows only logged-in users to access.

Currently, access to the tool requires to enable it on beta, which already requires users to log-in. However, as the tool graduates out of beta for some wikis, we want to provide access to anonymous users too.

Design details

Content translation provides some features that require a user account, but would be possible to provide access to the basic features for anonymous users (and inform them that a better experience is available if they log-in).

Features that need adjustment for anonymous:

  • Suggestions view will be the only in the dashboard. Since in-progress and published views will be hidden since they capture activity that requires a user account. Thus, the view selector will be removed completely since there is only one view.
  • The user stats on the dashboard won't be available.
  • Suggestions won't be personalized.
  • Translation intermediate progress won't be saved, and trying to leave will always show the message of data to be lost unless the user publishes the translation.
  • Publishing options will show the "personal draft" option as disabled.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptFeb 28 2019, 11:55 AM
Pginer-WMF triaged this task as Medium priority.Mar 1 2019, 1:12 PM
Pginer-WMF moved this task from Needs Triage to CX2 on the ContentTranslation board.
Pginer-WMF edited projects, added CX-out-of-beta; removed ContentTranslation.
Pginer-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 5 2019, 5:20 PM
Pginer-WMF moved this task from CX2 to Enhancements on the ContentTranslation board.
Pginer-WMF reopened this task as Open.Jul 4 2019, 1:42 PM

Thanks for finding the duplicates.
Although T90224 was created earlier, I think it is better to merge them the other way since this ticket has specific details and we are keeping it as reference for the annual plan.

Pginer-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Jul 29 2019, 10:18 AM