@otto42: Can you get rid of the make.wordpress.org/events blog? We pushed it into /community a long time ago, but the site is still there, and people still wind up there and leave comments that no one responds to.
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The accessibility team needs a plugin for their site that will allow them to create tables for displaying tabular data/content in their accessibility reports (pages). I know TMCE has a table builder that we could add, but what I’m not sure about is if it creates accessible tables.
1. Getting tables on there at all: better with a plugin that’s already out there, or better to write a one-off that just adds that one thing?
2. Once the options are identified something in place, @accessiblejoe can take a look at the table output to see if it’s accessible of if we need to write an add-on to make it that way.
A while back on September 11, @andreamiddleton tried to import the /events blog into the /community blog since we were merging teams. She hit a bug/error/some kind of blocker in the import and reported it. @nacin and @otto42 said they’d look into the weird encoding issues. It wasn’t a priority, sure, but in the meantime we’re double-posting stuff and we still haven’t truly merged the groups. Could someone see if this can be figured out?
@otto42: @iandunn posted a plugin on trac for the /community team site 5 weeks ago. Could that get added, or if it’s not ready could you tell him what he needs to change? It’s a bottleneck for some stuff we want to do on our team site to make it easier for groups working on separate projects. Thanks!
Today I imported all make.wordpress.org/events posts to make.wordpress.org/community. This resulted in three unexpected results.
2.) Comments made by authors on /events are now showing my Gravatar and, when you click on their names, connect to my wporg profile. For example, Heather Acton’s comment here. A close up: http://cl.ly/image/2d05343x101V
3.) There seems to be a character encoding issue on imported content: http://cl.ly/image/2q2I1D1d3q0t
Help me, meta team, you’re my only hope.
A couple of weeks ago, Siobhan pointed out to me the difficulties in talking about times for IRC meetups on the various P2 blogs. She suggested a shortcode to make it easier to specify times.
So I wrote a first draft of a shortcode to make this a bit easier. It’s not perfect, but I figured to go ahead and tell people now, so that you all could go ahead and start banging on it and telling me what the problems are.
Usage: [time] some-time-format-here [/time]
By “some-time-format-here”, I’m being a bit generous. You can use pretty much any time format you can think of and it will attempt to figure it out. With extra emphasis on “attempt”.
Stuff like this all works:
- March 30, 2013 1pm UTC
- April 4th at 1pm
- April 4th around 1pm
- April 4th 2012 1pm
- next monday 1pm CDT
- 1pm UTC
Now, a few important points:
- If you don’t specify a timezone, you’ll probably get UTC. This is just for now, until I work out a better way.
- If it can’t figure it out, you’ll notice no change in your text. Hopefully.
- If it gets really confused, it’ll probably say January 1st, 1970.
- “Absolute” times are more likely to work than “relative” ones. Give a date, and year, and time, and timezone, and you’ll probably be good.
- Timezones matter in terms of daylight savings. GMT is not the same as BST (British Summer Time).
So when I post “April 3rd, 2013 6:30pm CDT” (my current time) in the time shortcode, it’ll show this instead: April 3rd, 2013 6:30pm CDT. What you see there depends on where you live.
Hopefully this will make it somewhat easier to schedule IRC meetups and such. Let me know when (not if) you break it. Happy to iterate.
Make and Learn networks: both running 3.6 alpha, but show ‘update network’ alert in all admin screens. Any way to turn that off?
@otto42: Could you add in a menu under the header to the spinoff of p2 you are running for the make sites? Working on a new theme for make sites in general, but in the meantime this would make it easier for teams to use a custom menu to organize stuff without adding more noise to the sidebar.
They added a menu like this to Mike Admas’s team’s p2 at Automattic:
Tacked on top of content area like that and just using the standard colors/fonts already in this theme would be great.
p.s. autocomplete for author mentions doesn’t seem to be working?
Asked @coffee2code to add grunion-postify plugin by @kovshenin to the make network and enable for all sites. It’s just a v1, but will allow us to add “Ask a Question” contact forms on each site (using jetpack) and then let a team author turn into a Q&A post from the feedbacks admin screen.