Post Meta Team Introductory Meeting

Hi folks! I’d like to introduce a new 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party team in its nascent stages: Post MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. (nickname TBD). We’ll be having our introductory meeting Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 22:00 UTC in #wordpress-coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-plugins on freenode. Further meetings TBD.

When I talk about Post Meta here, I’m talking about the Post Meta developer’s experience from the back-end – creating input elements for meta fields in a programatic method. There have been a slew of libraries/frameworks/plugins (CMB, SCB, WPAlchemy, ACF, Pods), which have filled this role for the moment. We’ll look to these as spiritual prequels to a new core-worthy plugin.

Improving Post Meta support in this way connects to other parts of the adminadmin (and super admin) area codebase. After all, should there be that much diff in the code for a custom post meta box versus a custom settings page? For more on this topic, here is some suggested reading: #18285: New Settings API and workflow,  #18179: WP_Meta_Box.

For our introductory meeting, let’s plan on talking at a high-level about the issues at hand, and what we might want from a new plugin. See you there!