Welcome to the MetaMetaMeta 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!
The Meta team is responsible for maintaining and managing WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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/ websites. Our work is mostly done on the meta trac. If you see a bug, file a ticket!
On January 10, 2024, MetaMetaMeta 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 Members met to review the goals for 2024. As this was a collaborative session, we opted to use Zoom. Below is a meeting recording, timestamps, and an AI-generated outline of the discussion.
Marketing team has identified three new leads, one of whom is interested in revamping WordPress.tv.
Collaboration opportunities for the marketing team and user-focused improvements on the site are being discussed.
09:31 Avoiding wasted time and effort in project collaboration
Discussion about coordinating work between meta and marketing teams in the same timezone
Emphasizing the need to align on project ideas and relevance to avoid rejected work
14:35 Consider displaying project information on the org website or linking to GitHubGitHubGitHub 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/ for more details
Consider having an explainer that links to something or a dashboard of its own
Provide easy access to GitHub repo for relevant information on the website.
17:09 Discussion about organizing GitHub issues and component maintainers.
The team is considering putting ideas into GitHub issues and cleaning them up later.
There is a discussion about the roles and responsibilities of component maintainers within the teams.
21:29 Dashboards for each component are a good idea
Having dashboards on the org site makes sense and provides a solid reference point for more information.
Implementing new component-specific tags and ensuring they are used appropriately can improve the usability and clarity of the pages.
23:37 Discussing adding better descriptions to each component
They can include links to the GitHub repo or other resources
It may be a temporary step to improve the current situation with track tickets
27:50 Improving clarity and guidance for contributors
Addressing the need to provide clearer guidance for contributors beyond the initial setup
Suggest creating contributor markdown files for individual GitHub repos for easier contribution.
Using GitHub for repurposing content and adjusting for different repositories
Documenting how P2P2P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. works with tags and dashboard and making it public for other teams
34:19 Establishing different levels of access and protection to prevent unauthorized access.
Discuss the need for protected or intermediate access levels to avoid unauthorized access.
Addressing the importance of recording documentation for restricted access and self-service information for contributors.
36:25 Confusion about the meta projects and handbook pages
Discussion about the structure and purpose of the project page
Consideration of potentially deleting the page until its purpose is clear
40:53 Improving communication and fostering transparency within the community and contributors
Discussing the need to address organizational issues before working on meta goals
Exploring ways to strengthen the connection between the community and sponsored contributors
43:22 Finding ways to involve contributors effectively
Dashboards and project boards could be useful tools for involving contributors
Difficulty in determining current updates and ongoing project management due to outdated posts.
Need for clearer tracking of revisionsRevisionsThe WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. and updates.
Meta team has a clear schedule for meetings and consistent updates
Suggests creating a custom post typeCustom Post TypeWordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. with a ‘last updated’ field for improved visibility
54:33 Defining goals for Q2-4 and website redesign for Meta team 2024
Discussing foundational stuff and scoping goals for Q2-4, considering time dependencies and community appreciation.
Planning to gather ideas for website redesign, addressing the massive website size and post-launch follow-up issues.
56:54 Meta team aims to create a timeline for prioritization
A survey will be created to gather ideas and needs from active teams.
The survey data will aid in better understanding and incorporating feedback in initial project steps
1:01:09 The importance of mapping connectors and data migrationMigrationMoving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. for new repos
The significance of mapping and data migration for new repositories was highlighted, especially to Matt’s recent announcements at the State of the WordState of the WordThis is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/..
The collaboration between the marketing and Meta teams was emphasized to outline and scope the implementation.
The role of team reps at Meta should be about facilitation.
A team repTeam RepA Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. is important for connecting with new contributors and facilitating Contributor days.