Sept 27 Meetup Recap

The Support-Chat has been busted two weeks running. Last week was me in a car accident, this week stuck in traffic (schools let out at 2:45, who knew?) and I forgot what timezone I was in… But anyway!


Right now we’ve got a lot of them linking back to An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. – This is okay for now. When we’re done, we’ll come back and make our own. I’m not inclined to leave the links to .com (or use the codex ones) since they can be changed without our notice.

3.4.2 or 3.5?

Either one. 3.5 is so close, if you’re working on a page that got a facelift/massive change in 3.5 (media, themes/appearance), then use 3.5. Otherwise the majority of the change is in the hip to be square buttons, and we’re okay with that.

Pages in need of love

If you want a page that isn’t created, just say “I want this page” and an admin will make it for you and tag you as the author. Keep in mind, we have a lot of similar pages, so it may help to say “I want Overview, built off ” in order not to confuse anyone 😉

Some of these pages are assigned to people.

Just Write in WordPress

  • Overview
  • Pages
  • Media

Media we should do off of 3.5. Under that page will be three (or more) subpages – embedding media (videos etc), changing locations of media files, and adding media to posts/pages. We’ll link back to adding media to posts/pages from the posts and pages screen.

Pages is going to be hard. We are not going to touch on Custom Post-Types. We’re not there yet. Maybe in advanced. That still leaves us with:

  • Edit Pages Screen
  • New Page Screen
  • Page Attributes
  • Page Jumps
  • Page RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision.
  • Page Screen
  • Page Visibility
  • Schedule a Page

So here’s the thoughts. Pull anything that impacts both pages and posts out. Like Page Jumps can really be re-worded to be generic and fit both posts and pages. Ditto Page Revisions and Scheduling. We should just have those in the ‘Writing’ level. Less work 😉

Customizing WordPress

  • Themes
  • Widgets
  • Plugins – Siobhan
  • Menus – (@JerrySarcastic)
  • Adding Users – (@JerrySarcastic)

For these, keep it simple. Widgets – only the ones that come with coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (and a note “Themes and plugins may add …”).

My WordPress Brings All The Boys To The Yard

This just really needs a better title! Current suggestions:

  • Discussion & Community
  • WordPress Discussion Settings
  • Welcoming Users to your WordPress Site

Voting welcome!