Developer Blog – Editorial meeting: February 2, 2023

Once per month, contributors gather to discuss updates and topics for the WordPress Developer Blog on the #core-dev-blog SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel. The following are the notes for the February meeting.

Attending live during the meeting were: @webcommsat@milana_cap, @mburridge, and @greenshady. Meeting preparations and facilitators: @bph and @greenshady. Read the full meeting discussion on Slack.

January 2023’s meeting.

Dev Blogblog (versus network, site) updates and news

Have you got a topic for the blog?

On January 11, 2023, @webcommsat published an open call to bring on new contributors to pick up existing topics or create new ones.

Volunteers are still needed who can share their knowledge with the WordPress developer community. It can be a really great way to pay it forward or even learn a new topic that you’re not familiar with by researching and writing about it.

A number of ideas were discussed to promote the call including sharing it at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia’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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. later in February.

Upcoming redesign

Earlier this week, @joen shared some mockups the upcoming redesign of the Dev Blog and other aspects of The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. This is part of a larger site redesign, and there is no official date yet for the launch.

A new ‘All Posts‘ page is now available on the Dev Blog.

Project status

New posts

In the past month, three posts were published on the Dev Blog:

Thanks to all the contributors who were involved with the writing, reviewing and editing of these posts.

Posts in progress

There are also several topics that are in various stages of readiness (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. links below):

Approved topics

The group voted on and approved the following topics from the Discussion Board on GitHub:

Some of these topics have writers.
If you would like to contribute to any of these posts, comment on the relevant GitHub ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. listed above.

Open floor

Proposal: @webcommsat suggested a template to better facilitate discussions on new topics and assist topic proposers and writers in providing a description in addition to a working title.
Discussion: The group considered this and agreed to create a discussion template on the Developer Blog Content GitHub repo to support workflows. This would serve as a guide to assist in the reviewing of ideas and help topic ideas to be fleshed out when they are initially identified.
There is now an open ticket to create this template.
If you have a suggestion for inclusion in this template, add your comments on the post.

The next meeting will be on Thursday 2 March, 2023 at 13:00 UTC.

Props to @greenshady and @webcommsat for the summary.

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