Plugin Review Team Update: The next phase begins

tl;dr My time on 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 Review team is ending. Meet the new members, and check out the application to join the team.

The time has come. As outlined in several other posts over the last few months (March, May), I’m stepping down from the Plugin Review team. It’s been a fun and wild ride for the last decade as the rep, and before that as someone who annoyed Otto until he made me learn how to properly review.

After several months of onboarding, I’m excited to welcome six new and enthusiastic team members: David Pérez, Evan Herman, Francisco Torres, Luke Carbis, Marta Torre, and Paco Marchante. These sponsored volunteers – a group of experienced WordPress developers from around the globe – are contributing over 50 hours a week to the project. 

Plugin Review across the WordPress project is a big task. We know we hit a pretty rough backlog, and even as the new team members start to catch up and shorten the queue, more folks are needed to help. If you have at least five hours a week to devote to the team and would like to join in the Plugin Review effort, you’re welcome to submit an application

Given the nature of the work the team does, joining this team is a little different than some of the others: each new member will go through a vetting process by current team members before being selected. Some of the things the team is looking for are: a solid track record as a plugin developer; the ability to communicate clearly, kindly and constructively – both with other developers and users; interest in improving tools and processes; and excellent collaborative and conflict-management skills. 

If you think this describes you, check out the submission form.

Stay tuned for more team news soon, including the announcement of the new team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts..

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