Homepage updates

If you visit WordPress.org, you will notice a few changes. This is not a complete reenvisioning of the homepage but rather a quick initial iteration that aims to accomplish a few things. 

  • Do a better job targeting new-to-WordPress users or those who are coming back to the platform after some time away.
  • Showcase modern WordPress, particularly the latest release, with a CTA to learn more.
  • Elevate the community section above the learning resources and add a link to the new Events page. 
  • Compact the design slightly.

Here’s the old design and the updated version side-by-side.

The old homepage design next to the new iteration.

The 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. team has implemented several processes that make updating the homepage relatively easy. It’s entirely a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor page that then syncs back to template files stored in version control. 

The homepage should feel alive and dynamic. It should be updated consistently to showcase what’s new in WordPress, both in the CMS and the community. So what would you like to see? 

Next steps

Each section of the homepage can be viewed as a separate “module” that all work together to form the page. In this iteration, the following modules were updated: 

You can view the different versions of each module that were explored and continue to be explored in Figma. Add comments and share ideas there. You can also create issues directly in the wporg-main-2022 GithHub repository. This is the theme that powers the main 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/ site. 

Finally, make sure to join the #website-redesign SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel if you are interested in additional updates coming to WordPress.org and want to contribute.

Props to @ryelle and @joen for reviewing this post and providing feedback.