CEUX, Aug 20 Chat Notes

We kicked off CEUX with our first meeting this past Tuesday, August 20th. Couldn’t make it? Check out the IRC logs.

Some meeting notes:

  • We elected a team lead (me)
  • We defined the objective of this project, which is improving the user experience around adding content to posts and pages.
  • Next, we chatted about scope, and determined the following items are in scope:
    1. Improved text formatting (aka making changes to the format bar and how users select things like bold or italic, make lists, add links, etc.)
    2. Content blocks
    3. Improved htmlHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. mode with syntax highlighting (later iterations)
    4. Autodetection of post formats based on post content (later iterations)
  • We also talked about what is not in scope:
    1. The publishing experience (saving a draft, scheduling, etc.)
    2. Creating advanced page layouts (like defining widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. areas on your page, etc.)
    3. Widgets, menus, appearance, etc. Anything that isn’t specifically about writing or editing posts and pages.

@wonderboymusic has set up a plugin for us here. Feel free to install it and start playing around. You can also check out our initial mockups here. Please remember both of these are very much early stage works-in-progress, and that nothing is final yet.

Additionally, @wonderboymusic will be acting as the team’s developer lead. This means that he will have the final say on all development matters moving forward.

For next week:

  • I’d like us to start putting together a list of all content blocks we should include by default. I’ll get us started thinking about these in the comments.
  • Once we start getting a list together, I want us to start sketching or wireframing what each of these blocks will look like — what fields do we need for each? How should they be displayed in the post? Etc. In addition to our starting mockups, @joen has some great mockups which we can liberally steal from. 🙂
  • @wonderboymusic will take a chunk of our meeting to go over how pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party development will be structured.

Our next meeting is Tuesday 17:00 UTC in #wordpress-ui. Hope to see you then!

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