WordPress Photo Directory: Call for Volunteers

As announced in State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. 2021, WordPress now has a Photo Directory! The Photo Directory is both a curated source for high-quality images and a new submission tool for Openverse, powered by the WordPress community. 

How you can help

The Photo Directory hasn’t fully launched yet. However there are already three ways you can help!

The first way is to contribute your photos. Do you own some exceptional, blog-worthy photos you’d like to offer to the community? You can submit those photos here.

The second way is to report issues. The Photo Directory is new and will continue to be built. If you run into any issues when using it, you can log an issue

Contributing photos and reporting issues can be a one time contribution or as many as you’d like.

The third way is to become a Photo Directory Moderator. To help maintain and grow the Photo Directory, Moderators are needed to help review and approve submitted photos. Moderators will also be able to inform and refine the moderation process. 

If you are interested in becoming a Photo Directory Moderator, this is a great time to do so, as moderation practices and tools are being discussed and developed. Anyone is welcome to contribute in this way, although it is particularly helpful if you already have experience with: 

  • Photography
  • Excellent communication in 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. communities
  • Moderation best practices

Photo Directory Moderators can expect to spend 1-2 hours in coming weeks learning about the Photo Directory and current moderation tools, and discussing future best practices. To keep the Photo Directory a thriving resource, Moderators are needed for the foreseeable future, perhaps dedicating up to an hour of their time each week. 

If you are interested in becoming a moderator, please leave a comment expressing your interest in the comments, or you can reach out to @angelasjin or @coffee2code in the WordPress 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/..