The big feature I’m working on at the moment – media – has turned out to be tricker than I initially thought. While media is technically handled via custom post types, it’s a completely different kettle of fish to normal post types, so I’ve been working through the conceptual issues behind this to ensure that the API stays consistent both internally and externally. I really believe that it’s worth my time to sit down and consider these conceptual issues in depth rather than pumping out the feature as soon as possible. (The implementation of the media-related endpoints is working locally, but I don’t want to push this up while it’s still in flux.)
I still hold out hope to push through media, but will likely reduce the scope of the other tasks to compensate, due to the complexity of media and the time it has taken so far. I’d like to personally apologise for this, this is a result of improper scheduling for the second half of the project.
Personally, the past month or so has been pretty stressful as well, due to a number of other things going on in the background. Balancing this project with university work has become a big issue recently, so I’m working through this as best as I can. Ideally, my preferred option at this point would be to push this project out of the Summer of Code phase and into the open source Open 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. team phase rather than continuing to work on the project in isolation.
Along those lines, revisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. will be bumped from the Summer of Code phase completely. While they are part of core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. functionality, they’re a rather large task that is secondary in importance to media and also behind taxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. handling. I’d love to see these in the plugin 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 at some point, but that won’t be happening during the Summer of Code phase. What I would love is for someone to volunteer to develop this (in a separate plugin for now, thanks to GSoC’s restrictions) for integration back in as soon as possible, which would also help with validating the API’s usefulness.
So again, sorry and hopefully I’ll have something better to show you next week. Thanks for your patience.
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