Plugin Directory Chat Summary (8/25)

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 August 25. (Slack log)

Attendees: @mapk, @webdevmattcrom, @kevinwhoffman, @Ipstenu, @diddledan, @jcastaneda, @hugobaeta, @obenland


  • Status of M7
    Three tickets have been closed so far. #1828 has a mockup now, as discussed last week, and already got some feedback on it. It should be a good base to test and iterate on. @ocean90 is on well deserved vacation after 4.6 so #1691 is still on standby, while @dd32 was at a conference and probably didn’t have much time to look at #1579. #1839 has a final version of the email, so @Otto42 should be able to close that fairly soon.

    One of the three fixed tickets was #1810, that significantly improves the display of the FAQ section. Additional suggestions voiced in the chat were making questions linkable and not using all caps on them. For more feedback please comment on the ticket so @mapk has a chance to respond to it.

  • Review community feedback
    We decided to postpone discussions of the remaining non-urgent items until @mapk and @dd32 can participate again and give their input next week.
  • Open Floor
    @webdevmattcrom created a mockup for plugin cards on index/archive pages. Some of the things that were discussed was potentially removing the description switch position with the new information to make it more cohesive, different view points about whether the icons provide enough context, and how more context can be added.

The next meeting is on Thursday September 1, 00:00 UTC.