Developer Blog editorial meeting summary, April 4, 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, @matteoenna, @ironnysh, @colorful-tones, @magdalenapaciorek, @bph (as facilitator),

Last meeting notes: Developer Blog editorial meeting summary, March 7, 2024

Updates on the site

Authors reported a few hiccups with the code blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.. As soon as you wanted to attach a programming language for color coding, extraneous <br> tags appeared and rendered the code block useless. @ndiego, @greenshady and the #meta team are working on it to get this fixed asap.

Newly published post since the last meeting:

Since the last meeting, we published quite a list of articles, and we onboarded new writers and received support from more reviewers. Three first time writers with @meszarosrob, @jsnajdr and @beafialho Thank you! 🎉

Huge “Thank you” to the writers and reviewers for bringing fabulous content to WordPress!

Project Status

Ready to for publishing

Reviews needed

In Progress:

Post on the To-do-list, assigned to writers.

Topics still 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 writer about them, comment on the Issue or 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 in slack either in the #core-dev-blog channel or in a DM.

New Topics approved

@greenshady mentioned:

“There’s one other topic from last month that was not formally approved, @bph. I feel like with the additional info, we should probably take a look at it. (sorry for not bringing this up earlier):”

There were no clear approval signals and seems the topic still needs clarification and will be revisited for next meeting.

Open Floor

Some clarification on the Playground articles/topics:

We originally had the topic approved:How to build a theme demo with WP Playground blueprints
Ronny took it on and wrote a fabulous Introduction/Overview of WordPress Playground. There was some discussion on how to proceed next. The consensus was that the Introduction post was a great post to have on the Developer Blog as each subsequent Playground tutorial could refer to it and doesn’t have to cover the basics anymore. Quite a few people from the Editorial group chimed in on the discussion and agreed to have it published. (note: the post is live now)

Ronny also wrote a Tutorial on How to use WordPress Playground for handovers. It was approved earlier. We still need a writer for How to build a theme demo with WP Playground blueprints 

Next meeting: May 2, 2024, at 13:00 UTC in the #core-dev-blog channel

Props to @greenshady for review of the post.

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