It’s time for another update on the WordPress.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/ Redesign project and plan its next steps and approximate timing. Though redesign development work by the Meta 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. team has been mostly paused since March, development work will be ramping up later this month, making this a good time to learn how you can get involved in the project.
Redesign Site Updates
Global Style Updates
The Design and Meta teams are reviewing global styles across wordpress.org for additional polish and refinement of the new design, including iterations to the design and content of the recently redesigned About and Documentation sites. [GitHub Project]
The Showcase website was initially redesigned and launched in December but was reverted to the original design to ensure the site’s maximum impact. The Design team will share new designs on the Make WordPress Design blog when they are ready for feedback. The Marketing team will also post on their Make WordPress Marketing blog to clarify the Showcase content creation and moderation process to ensure the case studies are as high-quality as possible. Once the new content has been created and design has been implemented, the Showcase site will relaunch.
The Developer website design was shared earlier this year with an initial version nearly completed by the Meta team. With that said, the Design team will likely revisit this page to ensure it harmonizes with the overall redesign aesthetic. Development will likely be wrapped up in the following month. [GitHub Project]
Designs for the Theme Directory were shared earlier this year, and feedback has been gathered on Figma and Github 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/. Development work on the Theme directory has not yet started and will likely be the next large website tackled in the coming months. This will be a large project, and the Meta team will communicate updates on Make WordPress Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and [GitHub Project]
Continued participation in this project from the WordPress community is strongly encouraged! There are a few ways to follow the project:
- Watch for future designs to be posted in the Make WordPress Design blog. Designs for upcoming sections of the website are shared during Design Share posts with links to Figma and GitHub, where comments can be made directly on the designs. Feedback is always welcome as none of the designs that are shared are finalized when they are shared.
- Development progress can be followed on GitHub and during the fortnightly Meta Team chats.
- A new Slack channel, #website-redesign was recently created on Make WordPress Slack. The purpose of this channel is to assist with coordination between teams and to aggregate the latest posts about the redesign. Ideally, any feedback on designs or projects should be made in Figma or GitHub.
Please join and become involved in the project.