WP Notify Meeting Recap – October 7 , 2019

This is a recap of a meeting held October 7 for a CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. project related to WordPress Adminadmin (and super admin) Notifications. Meetings on this task are held every Monday at 14:00 UTC and 22:00 UTC respectively.

Related Links

Google Doc: WP Notify Project Requirements Document

Notes Per Agenda

Proposal to continue merging recap and agenda into one post

@hrmervin: Volunteered to prepare the weekly recap following Eastern US time meeting

We have an open `call for scribes` if anyone is interested in volunteering alongside Mervin to take notes and/or prepare a recap.

Update on requirements gathering document

@hrmervin: Created a visual representation of the present hook workflow. As we continue to write the details of this project, we will create diagrams to illustrate A) The feature’s (feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins.) hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same., B) the Data being managed and how it will flow, and C) the user(s) views and endpoints (how the notifications will be consumed)

  • We discussed adding names for our target users.
    • Site Admins (non-technical)
    • Site Admins (Technical)
    • Product Authors (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 and Theme authors)

Discussion on overlap of TRT Admin Notices package

@aristath: Spoke on an admin notice package developed to help theme authors manage notices.

“The WPTRT package is a simple wrapper for the core functions to make it easier for theme-devs to add admin-notices in a consistent manner, avoiding all the issues we’ve had in the past with theme-reviews. It’s pretty simple if you look at its code, simply sanitizing/escaping, and handling the notices dismissing.”

  • We may incorporate aspects of this package into the front-end parts of our end solution.

Open floor

  • One recommendation for future technical implementation was made by @ediamin “fetch the notifications with REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. and show them with GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Notice and/or Snackbar components”

Next Steps

We welcome feedback on the project either here in this post, or in the requirements (via Google Doc, comments). 

We invite you to attend our next meeting, held in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. > #feature-notifications

  • Monday, October 14 2019 at 14:00 UTC 
  • Monday, October 14 2019 at 22:00 UTC