Developer Blog editorial meeting summary: August 2, 2023

Site updates and new posts


The dev blogblog (versus network, site) is going to use the Learn WordPress organization repository on 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. to host code samples, gists and the like. That will save writers and editors from having to use their personal GH accounts. @greenshady has volunteered to be the first to use it, and the board will develop some processes and guidelines from his experience. If you have thoughts on anything surrounding these repositories, please share on this GitHub issue.

The Marketing team as of August 2, the Marketing team is sharing Developer Blog posts on the official WordPress social profiles.That means a post author has one more step on the post-publish checklist—write some copy for the social-media post and add it to the issue for the post.

New posts

Project board

Posts in progress

At meeting time, these posts were in review:

And the second of @marybaum‘s type series was In Progress.

Those posts are all now live on the blog.

Posts on the to-do list

These were all approved topics, with writers assigned:

One topic needed a writer: Optimizing your WP_Query queries for better performance

And A tutorial about the highlights of the browser and focus modes of the Navigation was on hold pending the publication of the 6.3 Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page..

New topics

The group approved two new topics:

Open floor

@webcommsat pointed the group to a Slack discussion on sustainability.

The group needs some ways to approve topics outside the monthly meetings. As it stands, potential authors are having to wait more than a month for a green light. See the discussion.

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