New WordPress Make Team

As Matt announced today, (April 27, 2021) we are thrilled to bring the Creative Commons Search product into the WordPress Community. The new name for the product will be Openverse and will eventually live at

There are many logistics and steps to work through as we grow and build out a new WordPress team and focus. I think the first few immediate requests are:

  1. Create a new SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel, titled #openverse, where we can start coordinating in the open
  2. Setup the following GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. repositories to bring the ccsearch code under the 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. umbrella with myself (mkaz) and Zack Krida (zackkrida) as administrators. We can add additional developers to the repositories as needed.
    • openverse-catalog
    • openverse-scripts
    • openverse-frontend
    • openverse-api
  3. A new site on the Make network,

We are excited to get the new project started and looking forward to welcoming the CC Search maintainers and contributors into the WordPress community. Please join us in the new Slack channel once available.


Thanks @cbringmann, @chanthaboune, and @zackkrida for reviewing this post.