Feature and maintenance update for WordCamp.org: June 2019 edition

Here is a list of WordCamp.org feature developments and maintenance work that has been accomplished since the last update.

  • Completed the first milestone for 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 GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ blocks. They are now available for beta testing.
  • Mitigated an issue with “global terms” on the WordCamp.org multisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core.https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network. network that caused some taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. terms to be uneditable.
  • Created an experimental Docker-based WordCamp development environment.
  • Partially fixed an old bug where organizers and speaker badges are erroneously removed in some instances.
  • Added a payment gateway for WordCamp ticket purchases in Bangladesh.
  • Added new fields to WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/ profiles where people can add details about how they contribute to the project.
  • Merged a feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. created by the WCEU team that adds Progressive Web App (PWA) functionality to WordCamp sites. Currently it is in betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. testing exclusively on the WCEU site.
  • Iterations/fixes for Gutenberg compatibility, themes, error logs, security, updates, taxonomy terms, invoicing, and site URLs.