Meta Team in 2014

We’re a few weeks into 2015, but I wanted to take a moment to look back at the 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 in 2014.

Over the course of 2014, we worked on a number of projects:

  • TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. improvements: A number of improvements to both trac and make/coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. landed, which make following tickets much easier.
  • Devhub: Working with the docs team, we launched
  • WordPress Meta Environment: Making it easy to contribute to the meta team was a priority and the WordPress Meta Environment shipped with just that in mind.
  • Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL.: A number of sites were open sourced over the year, including the Rosetta theme, plugins and theme, and more. (You can find all of our open sourced code here.) Additionally, 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. and launched open source from the start.
  • Lots of iteration on current features, many improvements around automation, and the WordCamp Payments plugin launched.
  • SSLSSL Secure Socket Layer - Encryption from the server to the browser and back. Prevents prying eyes from seeing what you are sending between your browser and the server.: now forces SSL across all of our sites.
  • Profiles: Profiles got a design refresh, including badges for contributing to Make teams, and we’re now automatically pulling in more activity from Trac, posts and comments, speakers and organizers, and theme and 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party repositories.
  • SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at Setup Slack and wrote many custom plugins and integrations with

Lots of other tickets were fixed over the course of the year and work on a new theme directory began (open source from the start!).

As always, if you’re interested in getting involved with the meta team, find us on Slack in #meta or dive right into the meta trac, filing or fixing issues.