Projects for 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/ 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 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 is built on an old version of bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. https://bbpress.org., closed source, and could use a design refresh. Work being done on the new plugin directory brings it to WordPress, makes it fully open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL., 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, @sergeybiryukov, 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 O2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.
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
HeaderHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. redesign 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.
OAuth meta
Support forumSupport Forum WordPress Support Forums is a place to go for help and conversations around using WordPress. Also the place to go to report issues that are caused by errors with the WordPress code and implementations. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/. 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
CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress./Theme/Plugin Code Search meta, core