Meta Meeting Agenda for February 21, 2024

👋🏻 Intro/Welcome

🆕 News

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Cross-team news

Open Discussion

Action Items

Project Thread: Documentation Redesign

In early 2023, the Documentation site, also known as HelpHub, underwent a redesign and transitioned to a 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. theme. You can learn more about this project in the original kick-off and launch posts.

The refresh of HelpHub set the stage for a redesign of Developer Resources (DevHub) last year, both part of WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/’s Learn section. Ideally, both documentation sites should look and function similarly.

During the course of the DevHub update, design improvements were made, particularly to the homepage, and the block theme structure was refined. The new DevHub design was launched in December, so it’s now time for another iteration of HelpHub to ensure both sites are consistent.

Objective

Update HelpHub with the latest functionality and aesthetic introduced in the DevHub redesign. Add additional functionality to assist with content and user feedback management.

Overview

Given that the site is already a block theme, most of it won’t require changes. The redesign will concentrate on these specific areas:

  • Refreshing the homepage layout to be consistent with the DevHub redesign
  • Updating the block child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/. with enhancements from the DevHub redesign
  • Standardizing typography, especially the heading fonts, to align with other Learn WordPress.org sections (#490)
  • Enhancing the process for receiving and managing feedback
  • Refining how updates to documentation articles are tracked (improving the changelog)

This update aims to be completed within a few weeks. During the redesign process, we’ll assess any new issues that arise. Depending on their nature and urgency, they’ll either be addressed in this iteration or placed on the backlog for future iterations. 

Project updates will be provided here throughout the process, and any important resources will be added to the post for easy reference. Redesign feedback can be left in Figma, on GitHub, or here in the comments. Please continue to log any content-related issues in the Documentation Issue Tracker.

Timeline

Start: February 19th
End: March 26th

Resources

Project Members

Docs: @estelaris
Design: @fcoveram
Development (MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.): @ryelle
Cross-team coordination: @ndiego

Props to @estelaris, @fcoveram, and @ryelle for their help in shaping this project and reviewing this post. 

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Agenda for February 7, 2024

This week’s meeting will be held at 21UTC on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, and will be @courane01 hosting.

👋🏻 Intro/Welcome

🆕 News

MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. news

  • Projects
  • 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. https://github.com//TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.
  • SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

Cross-team news

Other news

Open Floor

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Meeting Agenda for January 24, 2024

👋🏻 Intro/Welcome

🆕 News

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Cross-team news

Other news/Open Floor

  • Note takers
  • Feedback requested

Open Discussion

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Meta Team Goals 2024

On January 10, 2024, MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. Team Members met to review the goals for 2024. As this was a collaborative session, we opted to use Zoom. Below is a meeting recording, timestamps, and an AI-generated outline of the discussion.


00:04 Meta team discussing goals and challenges

  • Zoom meeting being first for Meta team
  • Discussion about goal planning and management challenges

02:22 Exploring the components section on the meta team site.

  • The speaker discovered the components section at the top of the meta team site.
  • Discussion on managing tabs and accessing the menu on team sites.

07:10 Marketing team has three new leads

  • Marketing team has identified three new leads, one of whom is interested in revamping WordPress.tv.
  • Collaboration opportunities for the marketing team and user-focused improvements on the site are being discussed.

09:31 Avoiding wasted time and effort in project collaboration

  • Discussion about coordinating work between meta and marketing teams in the same timezone
  • Emphasizing the need to align on project ideas and relevance to avoid rejected work

14:35 Consider displaying project information on the org website or linking to 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. https://github.com/ for more details

  • Consider having an explainer that links to something or a dashboard of its own
  • Provide easy access to GitHub repo for relevant information on the website.

17:09 Discussion about organizing GitHub issues and component maintainers.

  • The team is considering putting ideas into GitHub issues and cleaning them up later.
  • There is a discussion about the roles and responsibilities of component maintainers within the teams.

21:29 Dashboards for each component are a good idea

  • Having dashboards on the org site makes sense and provides a solid reference point for more information.
  • Implementing new component-specific tags and ensuring they are used appropriately can improve the usability and clarity of the pages.

23:37 Discussing adding better descriptions to each component

  • They can include links to the GitHub repo or other resources
  • It may be a temporary step to improve the current situation with track tickets

27:50 Improving clarity and guidance for contributors

  • Addressing the need to provide clearer guidance for contributors beyond the initial setup
  • Suggest creating contributor markdown files for individual GitHub repos for easier contribution.

30:00 Centralizing content on Learn.WordPress.org and repurposing for the site

  • Using GitHub for repurposing content and adjusting for different repositories
  • Documenting how P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. works with tags and dashboard and making it public for other teams

34:19 Establishing different levels of access and protection to prevent unauthorized access.

  • Discuss the need for protected or intermediate access levels to avoid unauthorized access.
  • Addressing the importance of recording documentation for restricted access and self-service information for contributors.

36:25 Confusion about the meta projects and handbook pages

  • Discussion about the structure and purpose of the project page
  • Consideration of potentially deleting the page until its purpose is clear

40:53 Improving communication and fostering transparency within the community and contributors

  • Discussing the need to address organizational issues before working on meta goals
  • Exploring ways to strengthen the connection between the community and sponsored contributors

43:22 Finding ways to involve contributors effectively

  • Dashboards and project boards could be useful tools for involving contributors

47:54 Lack of clarity on post updates

  • Difficulty in determining current updates and ongoing project management due to outdated posts.
  • Need for clearer tracking of revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. and updates.

50:09 Improving post visibility and updates

  • Meta team has a clear schedule for meetings and consistent updates
  • Suggests creating a custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. with a ‘last updated’ field for improved visibility

54:33 Defining goals for Q2-4 and website redesign for Meta team 2024

  • Discussing foundational stuff and scoping goals for Q2-4, considering time dependencies and community appreciation.
  • Planning to gather ideas for website redesign, addressing the massive website size and post-launch follow-up issues.

56:54 Meta team aims to create a timeline for prioritization

  • A survey will be created to gather ideas and needs from active teams.
  • The survey data will aid in better understanding and incorporating feedback in initial project steps

1:01:09 The importance of mapping connectors and data migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. for new repos

  • The significance of mapping and data migration for new repositories was highlighted, especially to Matt’s recent announcements at the State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/..
  • The collaboration between the marketing and Meta teams was emphasized to outline and scope the implementation.

1:03:16 Team reps for Meta

  • The role of team reps at Meta should be about facilitation.
  • A team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. is important for connecting with new contributors and facilitating Contributor days.

Developer Resources gets a refresh

After many months of hard work, the redesign for the Developer Resources section of WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ was launched yesterday. The goal was to provide an aesthetic refresh, update the site to a 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. theme, and provide a consistent layout throughout the site. Congratulations to everyone who was involved in this effort.

You can view the announcement post for a more detailed overview of this project. All development took place in the wporg-developer 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. https://github.com/ repository, and the design was done in Figma.

Here’s a look at the new homepage followed by a sample page from the Block Editor Handbook.

The redesigned homepage versus the previous site.
A redesigned single page layout versus the previous site.

Design is content

This redesign focused on updating the theme structure, fonts, spacing, colors, etc. It did not touch any content in the various handbooks that comprise Developer Resources. Yet, the content is why we all visit this section of WordPress.org. 

Therefore, now that Developer Resources is updated, this is the perfect time to audit and improve the content throughout. Updating documentation, especially quick fixes like formatting and grammar, is one of the best ways new (or returning) contributors can help support the WordPress project. 

If you are interested in contributing to documentation, please check out the resources below. 

As with all changes to WordPress.org, this redesign is just a single iteration, with many more to come in the future. So, if you find an issue or have suggestions for larger functional changes, feel free to open an issue on GitHub. You will also see several issues already on deck for the next iteration

Finally, make sure to join the #website-redesign SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel if you are interested in additional updates coming to WordPress.org and want to contribute. Thanks!

Props to @greenshady for reviewing this post and providing feedback.

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Meeting Agenda for December 13, 2023

👋🏻 Intro/Welcome

🆕 News

Our next meeting falls between holidays for many attendees and often the last week of the calendar year is not the most active for contributors. Should we postpone the meeting 1 week, or skip it and resume on January 10 (11th for some regions)?

This week’s meeting will be held at 21UTC on Wednesday, December 13.

👋🏻 Intro/Welcome

🆕 News

MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. news

Cross-team news

Other news

Open Floor