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Join the Plugin Review team!

The application period is now closed. We appreciate the interest of everyone who applied. Expect to hear from our team by January 31, 2024 February 17, 2024.

Edit: We had more than 70 applications, which delayed the whole process, so we will publish the announcement in a few weeks.

We’re happy to announce the reopening of applications for 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Review team!

Our team is looking for new members who believe in our mission of guiding plugin authors in responsibly transforming their innovative ideas into reality and ensuring a great WordPress plugin experience for end users.

Given the significant level of access and responsibility within the community, we plan to add only three new members in this round. This path helps us address long-term challenges associated with team expansion.

Our goals

The primary goal of adding new members is really to improve the state of our plugin review queue — our hiring and onboarding procedures have been undergoing restructuring, and we had to finish the onboarding for new team members before restarting the process.

Besides improving the queue, we’re focused on creating a diverse and inclusive team. If you feel underrepresented in the community, we want you to know that we not only accept you, we embrace you!

We believe that having a team with different experiences and backgrounds is important for more creativity and inclusivity in the WordPress world. If you belong to a group that’s not well-represented in tech, your unique view is really important and wanted in our team.

Main tasks and expectations

Your tasks would look like this:

  • Dive into plugin reviews, ensuring they meet our high standards. This is crucial for maintaining the quality and security of WordPress plugins.
  • Review the mailbox for questions and requests from plugin authors and users.
  • Work with the team on process improvement — we’re always looking to do things better.
  • Get involved in developing tools that help us and the WordPress community, like the Plugin Check Plugin (PCP).

We also expect you to pledge at least 4 hours per week to be part of the team.

We would like team members to have a deep understanding of PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php., JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/./ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. (for the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor), a solid understanding of the WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress./plugin architecture, and skills in SQL/database management. We have some folks focused on security issues, but general web security practices are relevant as well.

However, it’s important to highlight that the ability to contribute to the team in different ways is valued, so not having a specific skill shouldn’t be a blocker.

Timeline

Our onboarding timeline:

  • November 2023: Finalization of new aspects of our process.
  • December 2023: The application form reopens for 30 days.
  • January 2024: Announcement of three new team members, chosen for their alignment with our team’s needs.

We plan to close the application form on 31 December 2023.

Apply now

You can apply using the button below:

[The application form is now closed.]

PS: If you have already applied in the last 12 months and would like to apply again, please share any new relevant skills and contributions to the community that make you a better fit now.

Questions or Feedback

Feel free to ask questions or share any feedback in the comments or email plugins at 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/.


Special thanks to @annezazu, @coachbirgit, @chanthaboune, @properlypurple, @jordesign, the DEIB working group, and all the members of our team — we appreciate the great feedback on restructuring our hiring and onboarding.

Edit: We clarified the technical expectations a bit more.

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