The Forums get a refresh

Over the past few weeks, 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 been working on a new theme for Forums as part of a broader effort to establish a consistent design language across 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. The updated site launched today. Congratulations to everyone involved in this effort.

In addition to standardizing the structure, fonts, spacing, and colors, the Forums homepage now matches the layout of the newly redesigned Developer Resources section, improving consistency within the Learn section of the site.

Here’s a look at the new homepage, followed by an individual forums page and a single post.

The updated homepage versus the current site.

The updated forums layout versus the current site.

The updated single post layout versus the current site.

Next steps

This refresh is not a complete redesign, and there is still work to be done. Rather, it’s intended to be a quick iteration to set the stage for future improvements. You can view the complete redesign proposal in Figma and the current development project board for Forums 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.

The forums on non-English sites (Rosetta sites) will not change as part of this update. Polyglots mentors can contact the #meta SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel to switch to the new theme. Some translation work will need to be done and that can be managed in the Forums project. The goal is to have all Rosetta sites switched over by July 1, 2024.

If you find an issue or have suggestions for larger functional changes, please add an item to the issues queue on GitHub or in Meta Trac

Finally, make sure to join the #website-redesign Slack channel if you are interested in additional updates coming to and want to contribute. Thanks!

Props to @adamwood, @dufresnesteven, and @ryelle for reviewing this post and providing feedback.