Welcome to the official blog of the community/outreach team for the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project!
This team oversees official events, mentorship programs, diversity initiatives, contributor outreach, and other ways of growing our community.
If you love WordPress and want to help us do these things, join in!
We use this blog for policy debates, project announcements, and status reports. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to comment on posts and join the discussion.
You can learn about our current activities on the Team Projects page. These projects are suitable for everyone from newcomers to WordPress community elders.
You can use our contact form to volunteer for one of our projects.
We have Office HoursOffice HoursDefined times when the Global Community Team are in the #community-events Slack channel. If there is anything you would like to discuss – you do not need to inform them in advance.You are very welcome to drop into any of the Community Team Slack channels at any time. four times a week in the #community-events channel on Slack: Mondays & Wednesdays 22:00 UTC, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 UTC.
Events WidgetWidgetA WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.
Shared inbox software provides a collaborative space for WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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. teams to answer emails jointly. Shared inboxes can also aggregate multiple email accounts into one inbox for streamlined management. Below are some of the benefits of using a shared inbox for your WordCamp;
Multiple inbox support for flagship WordCamps (flagship@wordcamp, flagship-sponsors@wordcamp, flagship-venue@wordcamp etc)
Assign user permissions
Tags / labels
Workflows (auto-assign, auto-reply etc based on conditions)
FreeScout is the super lightweight free open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. help desk and shared inbox written in PHP7 (Laravel 5.5 framework). It is self-hosted and very similar to HelpScout or other shared mailbox services.
Some of the additional features require paid modules ranging from $2 – $20 one-off payment.
FreeScout is a pure PHPPHPPHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php./MySQLMySQLMySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. https://www.mysql.com/. application just like WordPress, so it can be easily deployedDeployLaunching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. even on shared hosting.
As a WordCamp organizer, you should have received a WordCamp Gmail address such as email@example.com.
In order to set up your WordCamp Gmail with Freescout, please follow the following steps;
Step 1: Setup a Two Factor Authentication Visit https://myaccount.google.com/security and click 2-Step Verification and set up your phone number to secure the account.
Step 2: Create an App password Visit https://myaccount.google.com/apppasswords and create a new App Password for FreeScout. Copy the password that you created in this step to be used in your FreeScout setup.
Step 3: Setup new Mailbox in FreeScout Go to Manage > Mailboxes > New to add a new Inbox in your FreeScout instance. Enter the basic details as required.
Step 4: Setup Outgoing Mails In the next screen, set up the outgoing mails or SMTP. Use the settings below to set up your WordCamp email. Replace the username with your WordCamp email and the Password is the app password you created in Step 2 (Take note that this is not your WordCamp Gmail password).
Step 5: Setup Incoming Mails Finally, set up the incoming email. Click on the Fetching emails tab and set it up as the following example. Replace the username with your WordCamp email and the Password is the app password you created in Step 2 (Take note that this is not your WordCamp Gmail password).
Important Note: Make sure you save all settings before clicking “Check connection” or “Send test mail”.
Repeat Step 1 to Step 5 to add other inboxes if you have more than one email ID for your WordCamp such as sponsors@ or venue@.