WordCamp Talk Proposals weekly slack chat recap 11/01/17

The last weekly slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. chat took place Wednesday Jan 11 at 5pm UTC. The archive starts here.
Present: Mathieu VIet, Tom Nowell, Andrea Middleton.

Post status

We kicked off with some recent work done by Tom on post status, where is has added several to handle the workflow of the submission to acceptance/refusal process and updated the interface. His PR complete with screenshots can be found here.


We then circled back to the login question, and finally realized that…it was a non question! WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. sites already depend on user profiles from the dot org site – any new users added must be existing users. So the question of SSO and whether it is a secondary project and scope creep is moot. Next steps will be looking at workflow and messaging for the login process, which will likely be in two steps: login then filling out the profile.

Sticky posts(talks)

Previously, sticky posts had been used to create a welcome post for users, explaining the sign up and submission process. We agreed that this could be replaced by a page, making set up easier/more obvious for organizers. To be added to task list.


As speakers and speakers to-be submit to more and more WordCamps, they will accumulate WordCamp sites in their user profile toolbars as part of the multisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core.https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network. network. The question was raised, does this have any performance implications? Andrea, a super-admin and therefore a user on ALL network sites, says that any page lag is negligible. We checked that off our list, though as a UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. question, a long list might be annoying, so we’ll keep an eye on it and eventually disable the toolbar for subscribers/speakers.

Exporting talk submissions

We briefly discussed a feature to allow the exportation of submissions as WXR, to be easily uploaded/submitted to other sites. We agreed to put it on a back burner while we hammer out higher priority needs.

Next steps

  • User testing
  • Update documentation
  • Update task list

Next meeting set for Wednesday, Jan 18 at 5pm UTC on the make slack #meta-wordcamp. <3