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 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 The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at 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 Plugin Directory 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. 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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