Plugin Directory Chat Summary (5/4)

This is a summary of the 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 Directory chat from May 4. (Slack log)

Attendees: @dd32, @hardeepasrani, @matheuswd, @smartcat, @samuelsidler, @mapk, @pento, @obenland


  • Tagging system
    Te revamp the current system it needs to be replaced with a set list of tags from which plugins can choose, and the various taxonomies that might be needed independently of those tags should be listed.
    One such taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. would be for the free/light/pro classification, another one could be along the lines of “Built for: [Plugin name]” which takes into consideration plugins that require or are “built for” other plugins (like WooCommerce). These all would be defined in wp-admin, just like tags. @samuelsidler will work up another post for make/plugins to propose and communicate that.
  • Review M2
    Major efforts on the Reviewer Admin (#1570) have come to a close. Any bugs or missing features should be tackled in new tickets. Work on the Plugins 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. unit test (#1614) will continue in M3, in parallel with the new Plugins API (#1579) itself.
  • Plan M3
    In addition to the tickets mentioned above, #1686, #1688, #1689, and #1690 were added to the milestone. These are all smaller tickets for issues discovered by @ipstenu during her testing. This will be a short milestone as most folks who work on the project will be doing a support week next week. The plugin review team was invited to test the new directory. Tickets resulting from that might be pulled into the milestone as they are filed, depending on severity and size of the fix.

The next meeting is on Thursday May 12, 00:00 UTC.