Developer Blog editorial meeting summary 4 July 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: @welcher @milana_cap, @magdalenapaciorek, @bcworkz (async) and @bph (as facilitator).

Last meeting notes: Developer Blog editorial meeting summary, 6 June 2024

Updates on the site

Thank you to @webcommsat who submitted the Amplification request to marketing celebrating 1000 subscribers of the Dev Blog

We now have a 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. team set up for Developer Blog Contributors. Every writer and reviewer will be part of it. That way, contributors can label issues, move them forward on the Project board and check off items from a Checklist, like the publishing checklist. We roll this out gradually, one contributor at a time. 

The design team is also working on creating Figma templates for featured images for the blog, which will help standardize and simplify the process of creating featured images.  

Newly published post since the last meeting: 

Since the last meeting, we published four articles.

Huge Thank you to the writer and reviewers! 

Project Status

The project board for Developer Blog content is on GitHub.

In review

In Progress:

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

Topics, approved, 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 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

All topic and ideas were approved.

The proposal to introduce video content was also discussed in more depth.

The production process is slightly different from the blog post process, as outlined in the proposal. That is also to make sure that an author doesn’t go through the production of a video and then have it not approved. The danger can be minimized by a multistep approval process of scrip and storyboard before production begins. A new creator could be asked to record a short section for review before going into full production, with opportunity to provide further feedback.

We won’t be able to provide video editing services, but other teams have some great guidelines and tips for creating videos, we can share with future video bloggers.

The proposal also outlines the need for branded assets for thumbnails, lower thirds and outro. We certainly collaborate with the design team, once there is bandwidth available.

The next step is that Ryan will submit an overview of all directives of the Interactivity APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. and provide an example of the first video. It will also be the test drive of the suggested process from which we can iterate afterward.

To summarize: Video content is approved in principle, the details need to be ironed out. Thank you to Ryan for the great work on the proposal and volunteering to be the first video blogger.

Next meeting: August 1, 2024, at 13:00 UTC in the #core-dev-blog channel

Props to @welcher for review of the post.

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