New WordPress Make Team: the Photo Directory

The WordPress Photo Directory recently hit 1,317 photos, and continues to grow very quickly! As volunteer moderators have reviewed numerous submissions, there have been growing realizations and many thoughts around how to best support the longevity of the Photo Directory. To work through these next steps, I’d like to request the following: 

  • Create a new SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel, titled #photos, where we can start coordinating in the open
  • A new site on the Make network, ` 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.`
  • Two handbooks: one public, and one private*

The current volunteer moderators are very excited to expand the team and grow the Photo Directory into a vast, high-quality resource for the WordPress community! Please join us in the new Slack channel once available.


Thanks @coffee2code, @michelleames, @cagrimmett, @mdburnette, @topher1kenobe for reviewing this post!

*The private handbook will be made available to photo directory moderators. While it is unlikely that WordPress community members will submit inappropriate content, curators of user-submitted content do need to have certain processes in place in the event that happens.