WordPress 3.8 Chat Wrap Up

The WordPress 3.8 chat ran a bit long today, but we got a ton of information on the projects people are interested in. I’ve compiled a list of features-as-plugins from the chat today to get a better handle on the status of each project. I may have missed some details, so let me know and I’ll update that page.

If your group hasn’t already, do the following things before next week’s chat:

  • Setup a weekly IRCIRC Internet Relay Chat, a network where users can have conversations online. IRC channels are used widely by open source projects, and by WordPress. The primary WordPress channels are #wordpress and #wordpress-dev, on irc.freenode.net. chat – ideally these should occur before the weekly 3.8 chat.
  • Use your weekly chat to select a lead. Keep in mind that your lead can change later if it needs to, just as MP6 has switched hands.
  • Create a wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and use that page to list your group’s members, what you’ll be working on, and a link to all the relevant docs (including mockups). Add “wordpressdotorg” as a contributor to your project.
  • If you’re not yet at the stage where it makes sense to create a wordpress.org plugin, make sure you create a thorough overview document.
  • Each week you’ll want to post the status of your project to the relevant make P2P2 A free theme for WordPress, known for front-end posting, used by WordPress for development updates and project management. See our main development blog and other workgroup blogs..

Other than that, see you August 22 at 18:00 UTC for the next 3.8 chat.