Metadata project meeting notes

Our meeting today was a great reboot for us, we had a small handful of people attend, with a few additional folks listening in.


Going forward, we will now meet every Friday at 19:00 UTC, in #wordpress-coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-plugins. We will talk about status of various tasks and make any big decisions necessary during these meetings.


We have split our contributors into teams to help delegate responsibilities in a more formal fashion. As a result, we have two primary teams and a “Lead” that will be responsible for vetting proposals and providing direction. We’re still figuring out the best method of communication between members of each team, but the end solution will be public and available for anyone to join and contribute to the discussions throughout the week between our official Friday meetings.

Please please please please, if you are interested in contributing, get in touch with me or any of the team leads. We are actively looking for help, so don’t be shy and jump on in.

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.

The registration, initialization, input sanitization, validation, and saving processes.

UIUI User interface

The markup and styling (CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets./SASS) of the 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. boxes and fields that are registered by the API.

JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors.

The JS needed for various field types and potentially what we’ll need for repeatable fields functionality.

Tom, Justin, Micah, and Devin will be reviewing Backbone implementations they are familiar with to discern any areas we may want to implement it’s usage for potentially covering Repeatable fields.

API team GoToMeeting

Mike Schinkel will be running a GoToMeeting to go over his ideas for API direction this upcoming Thursday, March 6th, 2014 19:00 UTC, feel free to contact him or watch the recording later. We’ll post a link in the comments here next week and include it in next week’s meeting notes.

New GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. repository

We have also moved our GitHub repo to a new location and setup teams to the corresponding members listed above. It’s now located in the WordPress Metadata org on GitHub

#fields-api, #options-meta