Metamorphosis Team Update

Today, the Metamorphosis team hosted developers of existing 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. libraries to talk about of some of their features and design pattern choices. This continues the research phase of this project. We should simmer on the features and design patterns that these authors bring up. Feel free to reach out to other developers in the group to discuss particulars, however we won’t as a group be opening up a discussion on APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. specifics. At least not now. These presentations should provide us a cornucopia of food for thought, drawing from other developers’ experiences, who have already been working for years of their lives in the area.

We used Google Hangouts, so the videos are now available on Youtube. Scott put them into a playlist if that rocks your boat.

Matthew-Haines Young on Humanmade’s version of Custom Meta Boxes and Fields

Austin Smith on Field Manager

Gijs Jorissen on Cuztom Helper

Julien Lambe on Themosis

Scott Kingsley Clark on Pods

At our next meeting (December 10 2013 2PM EST) we’ll hear from Justin Sternberg about CMB, Mike Schinkel about Sunrise, and Herb Miller about OIK. After that, we’ll plan some open discussions about the nitty-gritty of features and design patterns we’ll employ in our 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.