Feature Plugin chat notes for Jan 26


  • Review the feature plugins for status updates from leads
  • Open floor for feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. proposal

Feature Plugin Updates

  • Background Image Cropper: @celloexpressions asked for feedback for the Background Image Cropper. Current thinking is this is better explored as a standard enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. See #32403.
  • CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.@westonruter left status on the blog post for the Customize Pane Resizer, Customize Device preview (along with @celloexpressions), Selective Refresh, and Transactions. Please comment there if you’re interested in helping out where needed (especially requested for the Pane Resizer).
  • Fields 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.@sc0ttkclark updated: term add/edit is in: props @technosailor. Team has been working on simplifying the code required for each screen implementing the Fields API. Scott posted an update on make/core and reports getting lots of feedback (especially from @helen, @drew, @technosailor & @celloexpressions)
  • Shiny Updates:  @obenland updated – Lots of progress in the last week. @ipstenu helped tremendously in getting it multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site compliant. Team decided to not pursue shiny activations/deactivations for a whole set of reasons, mostly around redirects on subsequent page loads, and fatal error protection.
    Currently working on enabling theme updates without having to open the modal, and revamping update-core.php.  An update will be posted to the make/core blogblog (versus network, site) soon. The team needs more feedback and testing! Testers can get the current 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party from the wordpress.org repository.
  • WP-API: @danielbachhuber updated – released betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 11 yesterday. The team is meeting in person (minus @rachelbaker) this week at A Day of REST. Summary: in the home stretch, but there’s a ton more work to do. Friday’s contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. (at the Day of REST) will hopefully get other people diving in and contributing to the final push.

Open Floor

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