Projects for WordPress.org are simply things that need to get done. In most cases, these are specific tasks that need to get completed and are larger in nature. Those projects will get planned out and designed (if needed) then sent on to development.

In other cases, there are many disparate “to do” items across a specific portion of the site that will get combined together into one “project”.

Active Projects

active Plugins Directory Rewrite / Redesign
The current plugin directory is built on an old version of bbPress, closed source, and could use a design refresh. Work being done on the new plugin directory brings it to WordPress, makes it fully open source, and redesigns it completely. Owners: @dd32, @obenland, @tellyworth, with @mapk designing
active Support Forum Upgrade
The WordPress.org support forums are built on an old version of bbPress, closed source, and could use a design refresh. Additionally, the international support forums run a different codebase than the main forums. Work being done will rebuild the support forums on WordPress and the bbPress plugin, unify the support experience between English and international, and redesign the forums. Owners: @jmdodd, with @mapk designing
active Get WordPress
Improve and unify the funnel for WordPress users, whether looking for the zip package, mobile apps, or a host. Owners: @ryelle, with @mapk designing
active Make O2
Upgrading the make network to o2 allows for cross posting, easier tagging, and a new design. The work will be migrated to international sites so they can coordinate their teams better. Owners: @pento, with @mapk designing
active Helphub
User documentation on the Codex is out-of-date, un-targeted, poorly designed, and running on Mediawiki. Helphub aims to rebuild user documentation as a knowledge base on WordPress, redesigning it and updating content to be more relevant. Owner: @kenshino
active WordPress.org Homepage Redesign
The homepage of WordPress.org is out of date and doesn’t conform to modern styles. Redesigning it should increase user engagement. Additionally, the design should be made available to international sites. Owners: @mapk and @Otto42
idea TRT Process Improvements
Improving the theme review team process. Owner: @Otto42
idea Showcase Redesign & Internationalization
As the design on WordPress.org changes, it should be brought to other parts of the site. The showcase could use this new design while also being rewritten in such a way that international sites could use the same codebase, instead of running their own one-off showcase.
idea News Blog redesign & i18n
Redesigning the news blog to fit the new style, while also bringing the design to internationalized sites.
idea Profile Redesign & Improvements
The current codebase for profiles is built on BuddyPress, closed source, and not very flexible. A redesign should also include open sourcing and bringing new features to the site.
idea Translate Redesign
Working with the GlotPress team, we should redesign translate.wordpress.org to make contributing translations easier for new and experienced contributors.

Inactive Projects

complete Centralized Logins
For years, logins have been run through the support forums, which run on an old version of bbPress. Centralizing logins onto a new domain will allow us to open source the work, build it on WordPress, and opens the door to future enhancements like OAuth. Owner: @stephdau
complete Plugin/Theme Translations
Owners: @dd32, @ocean90, @samuelsidler
complete Themes Directory Redesign / Rewrite
Owners: @coffee2code, @obenland
complete make.wordpress.org Front Page
Owners: @jenmylo
complete Developer Hub
Owners: @siobhan

Possible statuses: active idea complete closed

Future Projects

This list should move up to the other list.

Project Name Phase Teams Documents Owners
Community Hub community updates  @miss_jwo
Header redesign meta
OAuth meta
Support forum improvements support, themes, plugins needs scoping
Ideas/Suggestions Rethink support
Workshops (learn.wordpress.org) training, support, docs
Search unification meta
Pastebin & Code Snippet Viewer docs
Core/Theme/Plugin Code Search meta, core