Profiles Work v1

We will not be talking about this in today’s meeting, just wanted to post a progress report.

Activity Streams

Scott has been working on this, with Ian doing the part for WordCamps.

These things are currently tracked in the activity stream:

  • Support Forums – new topic or reply (for poster)
  • Ideas – new ideas or replies (for poster)
  • TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. – new ticket (for ticket creator)
  • Trac – closed ticket (for ticket closer)
  • Trac – reopened ticket (for ticket reopener)
  • Trac – new commit (for committer)

These things will be added to the activity stream:

  • International Forums – new topic or reply (for poster)
  • Plugins Directory – released a new pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party (for plugin author)
  • Themes Directory – released a new theme (for theme author)
  • Make P2s – newly published post (for post author)
  • Make P2s – new comment (for commenter)
  • Trac – new comment (for commenter)
  • Trac – new props (for user getting prop’d)
  • WordCamps – new speaker added
  • WordCamps – new organizer added

*Trac entries consist of any of the following tracs: coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., plugins, themes, buddypress, ios (iphone), bbpressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites., metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. (will be newly added)


We’re still working out how this will work (thinking BuddyPress groups), but we’ll rig up a form of recognition for involvement in our various contributor groups, for organizing/speaking at WordCamps, etc. There are other bits that we want to include (volunteering at a WC, attending, all things relating to meetups, etc) but will take some more work to create the right infrastructure. In addition to Scott and Ian, we’ve got Jtrip consulting, and Mel and I will be working on design. Re groups we need to stop and think for a few minutes and consider how else we might want to use BP groups (meetups?) so that we don’t create something that backs us into a corner we can’t get out of later.


We hope to get the new stream additions in place next week, and if we’re really lucky, a v1 for associations as well. Once we see what we’re working with, we can work up a plan with a schedule for what comes next. The Automattic dot org team (which includes me, Andrea, Cami, and Ian among others) is having a team 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. next week, and Mel and Scott will be joining us so that we can try to crank some of this out while we’re in a room together.

#profiles, #recognition