WordPress.org Redesign Recent Launches

As part of the ongoing WordPress.org redesign project, several sections of 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/ have been recently launched in the past couple of weeks! These sites were announced in recent Make WordPress Design posts to solicit feedback. Thank you for all the feedback to help shape the new design on these sites.

As mentioned previously, the current focus of the redesign project is to apply the redesign to all sites for wordpress.org to achieve a consistent experience without drastically rethinking the content. Additional enhancements to website functionality will be made in the future and can be requested through Meta Trac.

Recent Launches


The Documentation (HelpHub) section of WordPress.org has a new design, including many other important updates, such as restructuring where the docs site lives on wordpress.org. This project was a collaboration between the Docs, Design, and 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. teams, as described in detail in the Docs team’s post.

Screenshot of documentation website


The Enterprise section of the website also received a facelift. The Enterprise website highlights the reasons WordPress is the CMS solution of choice for enterprises at scale.

Enterprise website screenshot


The Mercantile website (the official WordPress swag store) received a visual refresh with the new wordpress.org design direction. Though this isn’t a site that the Meta team works on directly, it’s worth celebrating the beautiful design applied to another section of wordpress.org.

*Note: mercantile.wordpress.org is currently undergoing maintenance and will be updated in the near future.

Screenshot of Mercantile website

Next Sites

The Meta team is currently working on applying the new design to the Developer, About, and Theme Directory sections of the website over coming weeks. Be sure to get involved by providing feedback or by following along in 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. https://github.com/ (links below):

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