Feature and maintenance update for WordCamp.org: February and March 2019

Here’s a list of the WordCamp.org feature developments and maintenance work that was accomplished in February 2019:

  • Committed code for the first shortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site.-to-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. conversion: Speakers
  • Updated wordcamp.org to WordPress 5.1
  • Added 5.1 blog 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. table
  • Removed a duplicate notification to the 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 when a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. or MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. listing is put into Active/Scheduled status, and already has been put into that status in the past.
  • Reviewed code from community to automate VAT invoices, and proposal from community to build WordCamp.org PWA
  • Made forms-to-drafts compatible w/ Gutenberg
  • Restricted Tagregator date range
  • Added Attendee filtering by flag
  • Automated a check for supporting documentation before allowing reimbursement request to be submitted, to save administrative time
  • Automated reminders to organizers with pending invoices for over 30 days, to reduce our collections backlog
  • Standardized unit test suite to make adding new tests easier
  • Fixed a bug that wiped out WordCamp listing metadata when manually sending an organizer reminder
  • Fixed a bug that was stripping LESS variables from CSS
  • Drafted a proposal to move WordCamp.org to GitHub

Here’s what folks working on WordCamp.org hope to accomplish in March:

  • Complete the rest of the shortcode-to-blocks conversions (Sessions, Organizer, Sponsors, Schedule) — this will probably be the majority of the work in March
  • Continue to give feedback to the teams working on automating VAT invoices and the WordCamp.org PWA.
  • Update global sponsor acknowledgement on ticket purchase emails and landing pages.
  • As always, fix bugs as they are reported and maintain wordcamp.org