Feature and maintenance update for WordCamp.org: March 18-29, 2019

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

  • Continued iterating on 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.’s 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. conversions
    • Introduced the Organizers block
    • Updates to Speakers, Sessions, and Sponsors blocks
    • Began tracking progress in a milestone
  • Investigated and mitigated two server downtime incidents
  • Fixed a problem with retrieving data about 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. events after Meetup.com made an unannounced change to their 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.
  • Fixed a bug that wiped out sponsor data in some situations
  • Updated the verbiage in ticket receipts to reflect current global sponsors
  • Began the process of implementing a more reliable cron system on WordCamp.org