Our Three Big Ideas for 2022!

2022 is going to be a big year for WordPress as we get more and more people to use the new editor (and as a result make the editor even better)! We’re also going to be gearing up for a our 20th anniversary next year 😮 —I can’t believe this project has been around for so long!

For easy tracking, here are the big focuses for this year:

  1. Drive adoption of the new WordPress editor (though education, awareness, and better content for new WordPressers).
  2. Support open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. alternatives for all site-building necessities (through supporting Openverse, our suite of directories, and the way we present ourselves to the world).
  3. Open Source stewardship (through maintenance of our community programs, leading by example, and other project as we find them).
  4. Bonus: Get ready for WP20!

Read more about these big ideas and more specific goals for each or, if you’re a 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., send me your thoughts on how your teams can join the effort!

#goals #planning

Core Performance Team Update – September 30, 2022

Performance Lab

Performance Lab plugin updates are released monthly on the third Monday of the month.

September’s release, v.1.5.0, was a small one as the team was focused on WebP work (see below). The only addition was an improvement to the autoloaded options Site Health check.

Proposals and Discussion

Performance Team chats are held weekly on Tuesdays; check https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/ for current time.

Tickets

In addition to Performance Lab, the Performance Team also works on performance-related tickets in core and holds a monthly Bug Bash on the first Wednesday of every month; check https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/ for current time.

The Team merged several performance-related improvements for 6.1, including adding two new Site Health checks for Persistent Object Caching (#56040) and Audit Full Page Cache (#56041) from the Performance Lab 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party as well as #37114, #54541, #54677, #55005, #55227, #55392, #54106, #49532, and several improvements to `WP_Query`, multisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core.https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network., REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/., caching APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways., scripts and images – see our recent meeting notes for a full list.

Props to @mukesh27 and @spacedmonkey for doing the bulk of this work!

#performance

Support Team Meeting Updates for September 29

Items covered at today’s Support Team Meeting:

  • Feature Requests
  • Discussion of 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Vulnerabilities in the Forums
  • Premium Product Support
  • Pre-Defined Replies
  • WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ oEmbed on Forums

Read the Make/Support blog post for more details.

#support

Plugin Review Team: 26 Sept 2022

Delayed b/c of Rosh Hashanah 🍎🍯

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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Status Change Stats

  • Plugins requested : 151
  • Plugins rejected : 9
  • Plugins closed : 31
  • Plugins approved : 41

Plugin Queue Stats (current)

  • Plugins in the queue (new and pending)* : 533
  • → (older than 7 days ago)** : 395
  • → (2022-09-19 – 2022-09-26) : 82
  • → (new; not processed or replied to yet)* : 71
  • → (pending; replied to)* : 462

Help Scout Queue Stats

  • Total Conversations: 376
  • New Conversations: 243
  • Customers: 319
  • Conversations per Day: 41
  • Busiest Day: Monday
  • Messages Received: 489
  • Replies Sent: 551
  • Emails Created: 149

#plugins

Themes team update September 27, 2022

i) 🎟 Theme directory stats

Currently,

  • 0 new tickets are waiting for review.
    • 0 tickets are older than 4 weeks
    • 0 tickets are older than 2 weeks
    • 0 tickets are older than 1 week
    • 0 tickets are older than 3 days
  • 34 tickets are assigned.
    • 0 tickets are older than 4 weeks
    • 2 tickets are older than 2 weeks
    • 6 tickets are older than 1 week
    • 13 tickets are older than 3 days
  • 0 are approved but are waiting to be made live.

In the past 7 days,

  • 386 tickets were opened
  • 392 tickets were closed
    • 376 tickets were made live.
      • 47 new Themes were made live.
      • 329 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 15 tickets were not-approved.
    • 1 ticket were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Note: These stats include both the new theme tickets and updated theme tickets as well.

Number of reviewers: 2

ii) 💻 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. Theme Stats

  • 12 Block themes are live in the past 7 days
  • 7 Block themes are currently reviewing
  • We have 149 Block Themes in the themes repository.

iii) 💡HelpScout Stats

In the past 7 days,

Email Conversations 10Messages Received 13
Replies Sent 12Emails Created 0
Resolved 10Resolved on First Reply 80%

#themes, #weekly-updates

Test Team Update: 26 September 2022

Test Ticket Queue 🎟

👉🏻 “(change: N)” represents changes from prior week (unless noted).

📊 Current totals (change compared to 19 September 2022):

  • Need testing info: 11 (change: +0)
  • Need reproduce issue: 1723 (change: +8)
  • Need patch testing: 188 (change: -4)
  • Need unit tests: 113 (change: -3)
  • Need review (have patch and unit tests): 156 (change: -8)

🟢 New/Changed last week:

  • Need testing info: 0 (change: +0)
  • Need reproduce issue: 14 (change: +1)
  • Need patch testing: 12 (change: +8)
  • Need unit tests: 1 (change: +1)
  • Need review (have patch and unit tests): 17 (change: +10)

🟣 Closed last week:

  • Need testing info: 0 (change: +0)
  • Need reproduce issue: 1 (change: +0)
  • Need patch testing: 4 (change: +2)
  • Need unit tests: 3 (change: +2)
  • Need review (have patch and unit tests): 15 (change: -2)

To discuss queries used in this report, please comment below, or connect with the Test Team over in #core-test.

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#test

Documentation Team Update – September 26, 2022

Documentation Issue Tracker stats.

Current state

Past 7 days

2 Issues closed:

15 Issues opened:

56 Unresolved conversations:

9 active projects:

#docs

Plugin Review Team – 19 Sept 2022

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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Status Change Stats

  • Plugins requested : 108
  • Plugins rejected : 4
  • Plugins closed : 36
  • Plugins approved : 42

Plugin Queue Stats (current)

  • Plugins in the queue (new and pending)* : 461
  • → (older than 7 days ago)** : 373
  • → (2022-09-12 – 2022-09-19) : 54
  • → (new; not processed or replied to yet)* : 22
  • → (pending; replied to)* : 439

Help Scout Queue Stats

  • Total Conversations: 422
  • New Conversations: 266
  • Customers: 354
  • Conversations per Day: 46
  • Busiest Day: Monday
  • Messages Received: 529
  • Replies Sent: 706
  • Emails Created: 175

#plugins

Mobile Team Update – September 20th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 20.8 is available for testing. Sign up here to join the betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on “Become a beta tester”.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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. Editor: Fixed issues of the List block, one related to having empty lists and others related to splitting and merging list items.
  • Other Projects: We added an option to allow changing the author of the post in WordPress Android.

#mobile

Themes team update September 20, 2022

i) 🎟 Theme directory stats

Currently,

  • 0 new tickets are waiting for review.
    • 0 tickets are older than 4 weeks
    • 0 tickets are older than 2 weeks
    • 0 tickets are older than 1 week
    • 0 tickets are older than 3 days
  • 38 tickets are assigned.
    • 0 tickets are older than 4 weeks
    • 2 tickets are older than 2 weeks
    • 15 tickets are older than 1 week
    • 29 tickets are older than 3 days
  • 0 are approved but are waiting to be made live.

In the past 7 days,

  • 407 tickets were opened
  • 412 tickets were closed
    • 403 tickets were made live.
      • 35 new Themes were made live.
      • 368 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 9 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Note: These stats include both the new theme tickets and updated theme tickets as well.

Number of reviewers: 2

ii) 💻 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. Theme Stats

  • 7 Block themes are live in the past 7 days
  • 7 Block themes are currently reviewing
  • We have 137 Block Themes in the themes repository.

iii) 💡HelpScout Stats

In the past 7 days,

Email Conversations 14Messages Received 17
Replies Sent 7Emails Created 0
Resolved 6Resolved on First Reply 83%

#themes, #weekly-updates

Test Team Update: 19 September 2022

Test Ticket Queue 🎟

👉🏻 “(change: N)” represents changes from prior week (unless noted).

📊 Current totals (change compared to 12 September 2022):

  • Need testing info: 11 (change: +0)
  • Need reproduce issue: 1715 (change: +11)
  • Need patch testing: 192 (change: -7)
  • Need unit tests: 116 (change: -1)
  • Need review (have patch and unit tests): 164 (change: -3)

🟢 New/Changed last week:

  • Need testing info: 0 (change: -1)
  • Need reproduce issue: 15 (change: +1)
  • Need patch testing: 7 (change: +0)
  • Need unit tests: 0 (change: -1)
  • Need review (have patch and unit tests): 12 (change: +7)

🟣 Closed last week:

  • Need testing info: 0 (change: +0)
  • Need reproduce issue: 1 (change: +1)
  • Need patch testing: 2 (change: +0)
  • Need unit tests: 1 (change: +0)
  • Need review (have patch and unit tests): 18 (change: +12)

To discuss this or other queries used in this report, please comment below, or connect with the Test Team over in #core-test.

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#test