Developer Blog editorial meeting summary, March 7, 2024

Summary of the WordPress Developer Blogblog (versus network, site) meeting, which took place in the  #core-dev-blog channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at Start of the meeting in Slack.

Attendees: @greenshady, @magdalenapaciorek, @meszarosrob, @ndiego, and @devmuhib

Last meeting notes: Developer Blog editorial meeting summary, February 1, 2024.

Newly published post since the last meeting:

Project Status

Six posts in progress

10 posts on the to-do list

Three posts in need of a writer

If you are interested in taking on a topic from this list or know someone who would be a good person to write about them, comment on the issue. Alternatively, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @bph or @greenshady in Slack either in the #core-dev-blog channel or in a DM.

Posts in need of review

New topics approved

Open floor

There were a few items brought up in the open floor session of the meeting.

@meszarosrob asked if there should be some type of boilerplate for authors who are writing advanced-level tutorials. Specifically, a list of prerequisites to link to for readers that can be reused. There was no overall consensus, particularly given that topics can be wide-ranging that no single list can cover. But it may be worth exploring.

@ndiego proposed adding a description to the Roundup tag (used for What’s new for developers? posts). This was added after the meeting since it was low-hanging fruit.

@greenshady brought up a topic to discuss async since it was the end of the meeting: Should we approve topics without a specific writer already onboard? We’ve had approved topics linger for months when this has happened in the past (and still have a few with no writers).

Props to @bph for reviewing this recap.

#meeting, #summary