Next WordCamp.org ticket scrub on April 16th, 2020

This ticket scrub will happen on 2020-4-16 17:00 UTC in the #meta-wordcamp channel.

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Next WordCamp.org ticket scrub on April 2nd, 2020

This ticket scrub will happen on 2020-04-02 17:00 UTC in the #meta-wordcamp channel.

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The new meeting calendar

The meetings page on Make WordPress has been updated from the old list to a calendar view with some new features.

The new calendar view

Meetings are now shown in a monthly calendar view by default. Unlike the old list, every meeting scheduled in the next two months can be seen here. Dates and times are in your local time zone. Clicking on a meeting will give more details.

The detail view.

If you prefer a list view, that’s still available via the button at top left.

The list view

Both views can be filtered by team. And there are iCal feeds available per-team or for the entire calendar – right-click on the button for a link that you can subscribe to in your favourite calendar app.

Team filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. view

Team reps (and anyone with access to edit meetings in wp-admin) can cancel an upcoming meeting. Cancellations will be reflected in the calendar views and in iCal feeds.

An example of a cancelled meeting

The wp-admin UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. is mostly unchanged from the original, except for the cancellation tool. It uses the same custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress 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. for data storage, so team reps do not need to change anything for their meetings to be shown on the calendar.

We’ve worked hard on making the calendar accessible and responsive, but of course there will be issues. You can report bugs in Meta Trac, or ask questions in #meta on 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/.. The code is open source, and we expect to release it in the PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Directory soon. We’re working through some remaining issues in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ before releasing it as a stand-alone plugin; the best place to report issues relating specifically to the Make WordPress calendar page is in Meta Trac.

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Next WordCamp.org ticket scrub on March 19th, 2020

This ticket scrub will happen on 2020-03-19 17:00 UTC (note the time change) in the #meta-wordcamp channel.

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Next WordCamp.org ticket scrub on February 20th, 2020

This ticket scrub will happen on 2020-02-20 18:00 UTC in the #meta-wordcamp channel.

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Meta chat summary: February 12th, 2020

Refresher: What’s 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. responsible for?

The Meta team makes 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/, provides support, and builds tools for use by all the contributor groups. If you want to help make WordPress.org better, sign up for updates from the Meta blog.

Attendance

@tellyworth, @sergey, @valentinbora, @clorith, @poena

Facilitator: @tellyworth

Note taker: @valentinbora

Actionable points

  1. @dufresnesteven local dev setup process and identifying missing components
  2. @tellyworth to clarify who’s to take a fresher and more complete dump of the live database (pruned and sanitized) for easier local setups
  3. @tellyworth to reach out for advice on marketing ourselves better to new contributors
  4. @valentinbora to march forward on tickets #5017, #5018, #5015, #5008
  5. @clorith to further specify how to optimize the relationship with meta committers

Next meeting

Thursday, February 26, 2020, 22:00 (see all #meta meetings here)

Topic: Contributing to Meta

@valentinbora mentioned he found it very gratifying to work on Meta due to changes potentially going live faster than with CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., and wanted to find out whether new contributors could be encouraged to consider joining the effort

@sergey shared an interesting WordPress.tv talk he liked on the topic

@tellyworth went on to say that the Meta dev environment is a bit difficult to set up and would like to see the barrier for entry lowered.

@valentinbora confirmed that was the case but not as difficult as it looked at first sight. He suggested simply improving the documentation first, while working on a more fully-blown means of local setup

@poena mentioned they had a theme triage earlier and the attendees didn’t know what the meta environment was or what the Meta team was responsible with

@valentinbora stressed out the goals to be lowering the barrier to entry and increasing motivation for new contributors to join

Topic: Tickets requiring attention

@tellyworth mentioned a decrease in the overall number of Meta tickets, which is commendable

@valentinbora raised awareness to #5017, #5018 and #5015 while emphasizing the last two to cause some friction in the migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. process. See more details about it by checking the Summary for Docs Team Meeting: February 10, 2020

@valentinbora also mentioned #5008 and #5013 to be awaiting feedback from Design

@tellyworth emphasized the Support Forums as being the component with most open tickets and @valentinbora praised @clorith for the helpful Bug Scrub held recently

@clorith stressed the importance of defining a focus area ahead of time for a good scrub in order to avoid getting lost in details and opinions across some of the lengthier tickets

@clorith and @tellyworth agreed that an approach where we’d ask a committer to quickly review and close a well-defined set of tickets would make a lot of sense to improve delivery

Transcript

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02QB8GMM/p1581544979268900

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Ending support for the standalone version of CampTix

CampTix is the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party used on WordCamp.org sites to sell tickets to WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. events and manage attendee data. Since 2012, when it was first built, it has also been distributed as a standalone plugin in the 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/ plugin directory.

WordCamp.org has always run the same CampTix code as that found in the plugin directory. A few months ago, however, it was necessary to add some functionality from other parts of the WordCamp codebase into CampTix. Copying that functionality into the standalone plugin would have created confusing duplication on WordCamp sites, and added a lot of complexity to the update. Instead, CampTix was integrated into the WordCamp.org codebase itself, which  essentially created a fork. Since then, the WordCamp version of CampTix has changed in ways that have not been ported back to the standalone version.

As of now, the standalone version of CampTix will no longer be distributed via the plugin directory, and its original GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ repo has been switched to “archive” mode.

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