Sustainability Chat Summary, February 23, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 23-02-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.


You can check the initial agenda here.

We have work on the topics contributors prioritized in the last meetings:

  1. WordPress Sustainability 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Follow up on this project and read some guidelines on how the work is happening here.
  3. Sustainability Team self-approval system. This proposal has been approved and closed.
  4. Sustainability Team Badges. The process goes ahead without objections.
  5. Improving onboarding for new contributors and roadmap for mentors. It’s not currently clear for mentors or newcomers what we are working on, what’s next, how contributors should proceed for contributing (e.g. in the Google Docs documents or GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. projects), the team’s priorities, etc. In order to improve this situation, some suggestions have been dropped:
    • Create a provisional onboarding post for being linked in the Welcome Box. This provisional information should be updated as projects and priorities progress or change. In the meanwhile, a proper and official onboarding guide should be created.
    • Create a clear and understandable roadmap for everyone, including newcomers.
    • Change the date and the time of meetings.
  6. Collaboration between 5ftF and the Sustainability Team. @patricia70 announced her aim to collaborate in the 5ftF project and to be a bridge between it and our team.
  7. Introducing the WordPress Core Trac Sustainability Focus. We celebrate this post the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team has just published.


You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 23-02-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.