Plugin-territory and content creation meeting

On Thursday December 13th at 18:00 UTC, we will have an extra meeting about 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 territory and content creation. 

Theme authors and reviewers are encouraged to attend and suggest functionality or features that they would like to be able to add to themes. We will then discuss whether it would be possible to allow this functionality, and what the best solution would be.  An example of this would be the recent discussion about onboarding.

We will also have the opportunity to discuss specific theme tickets where a second opinion may be needed. 

By making plugin territory and content creation more of a team decision, we will hopefully be able to increase awareness and reduce the inconsistencies between reviews, as well as provide better information to the theme author about why something might not be allowed. 

In case we need help getting the discussions started, I did a quick search in the themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. Here are some of the recent items that reviewers have asked theme authors to remove because they are plugin territory:

  • Changing user_contactmethods (adding social media links)
  • Google maps (using the api)
  • Saving post view count (Post popularity)
  • Sending emails, contact forms
  • Comment rating / comment likes
  • Login page customization
  • Share buttons
  • HeaderHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes./Footer Scripts section in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.
  • Image resizing
  • SEO related metaMeta 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. tags

-As a follow up, if we agree that something is plugin territory,  we should discuss adding automated checks to 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. it.

The content creation is harder to search for, the most common problem is the amount of content creation, not specific features.