Proposal: how to use this blog for discussions – Update

Hi Team!

In June 2018 I wrote a proposal to create some guidelines for posting on this blog and how to use it also for project management.
At the time I made the mistake of mixing up two topics on the same post, so today I am writing an updated proposal only for the first part.

Guidelines to post on the Community Team blog

I reviewed the document that I wrote a year ago. It’s open for comments, awaiting for your feedback!

Categories and Tags

A bit messy to say the least.

I did try to make sense of the categories. There were 24 initially: I deleted the ones that are not used and added one (Documentation) to post about changes in documentation, text of 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. websites, MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area. pages, HelpScout replies.

The tags situations is worse: we started with 401, I deleted all the empty ones, but I think there is ample space for making this better.

For this part of the project, I am looking for volunteers to help out: information architects, SEO experts, where are you?

Where we could put the guidelines

  • Welcome Box
  • Sticky box in the blog, very short so it doesn’t push the rest of the content too much below the fold
  • New pages related to the Welcome Pack, a project that I will pick up in the next few weeks.

Want to help make the blog better?

Please comment on the document and on this post before July 31st

And if you are an Information Architect or a SEO expert, help us make the categories and tags system more efficient so people can actually find what they are looking for!

Thank you!

#blog-posts, #proposal

More on WordPress.tv Publishing

As @roseapplemedia mentioned, the way wptv videos are published has changed, so they can all be pushed live right away rather than one every few days to avoid overwhelming the Planet feed in the dashboard. At my request and with Matt’s approval, the wptv portion of the Planet feed has been changed. From now on it will not pull the video posts at all, and it will not pull all of the blog posts from http://blog.wordpress.tv/ (not that there have been really any), only the ones tagged with “announcement”.

Since these posts go to the planet feed in every WordPress dashboard, there needs to be some quality control on the content to make sure everything is spelled correctly, etc. To that end, I’ve asked @jerrysarcastic to be in charge of publishing something 2-3 times per week. Each post should note a collection of videos that’s up — 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. Russia Session Videos — or in some cases might call out a particular session with a little review — VIDEO: Matt Mullenweg Q&A at Las Vegas MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area.. While I’ve asked Jerry to be responsible for publishing posts to the feed for now (since he’s been editing with the docs team for some time now and has shown his editing abilities), everyone on the wptv team could contribute to writing the posts as a contributor to the blog, with Jerry reviewing before publishing. (Jerry can add people with the contributor role to the blog.)

All you WPTV mods can figure out the process that will work best for you in your next chat. The one thing I would like to see is posts going up as soon as new WC videos are pubbed. So even if a WC didn’t submit them all yet, but you’ve got 10 going up, you could do a post like “First Videos from WordCamp Seattle 2014” or something.

#blog-posts, #planet-feed, #wordpress-tv