As everyone knows, the first phase of opening up the directory to more reviewers was getting on the new system. We’re not quite there yet, however a great deal of progress has been made!
So far, we’ve run into a few weird flow issues that are blocking us from being able to invite new people. The biggest issue is that if you know the old system, it’s easy to move tickets through the new one. But it’s set up in a way that is very very easy to make mistakes and put tickets in unrecoverable states. So we need to mitigate that as much as possible before we let new people in. Basically we don’t want to break things for users because we didn’t think about use-cases.
Okay, fine, you say. What can you do to help?
I’m glad you asked!
We have 100 tickets open in Meta Trac. You can install the meta-environment in VVV and help us out with patches. Sadly, the meta 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. env isn’t complete. It’s missing data, so you’ll end up having to add in plugins in order to mess with the state flow.
But if you can’t patch, and I do understand that, remember to come to the Plugin 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 revamp meetings on Wednesday at 2200 UTC in #meta on Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. And please, test test test everything! The more we break the directory, the better it is 🙂