Attendees: @jdgrimes @danielbachhuber @samuelsidler @matth_eu @bobbingwide @michaelarestad
Full conversation: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1422914584001521
- Background: Fusion (a media company using WordPress) is using shortcodes increasingly to embed content within other content. Given the historically bad UX User experience for shortcodes, we thought we’d invest a bit of development effort. The primary pain points for shortcodes we’re solving are discoverability (what shortcodes are there), and usability (what arguments do I need for this shortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site.). @matth_eu (from Human Made) has done a substantial amount of development, along with other contributors.
- We discussed whether, for pragmatic purposes, shortcodes are content blocks. Answer: Kind of, to a limited degree. We’d need to determine which types of shortcodes are safe to deal with.
- Everyone agreed inline editing would be nice for the shortcodes that support it well, and take Shortcode UI User interface from good to great. @michaelarestad offered to do some wireframes.
- @bobbingwide opened a number of Github 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. https://github.com/ issues this morning that largely represent useful enhancements.
Next chat: February 16, 2015 22:00 UTC (two weeks from now)