Meta Team Update: August 22

Thanks to a design from @melchoyce, code from @iandunn, and review and deployment from @otto42, we shipped a new global footer! There’s a few bugs to fix with it. If you notice anything (other than the display issues on the make P2s), file a meta trac ticket and let us know.

That’s not all, we also re-launched, with a brand new design courtesy @melchoyce, development and deployment from @coffee2code, and a brand new moderation duo, @mercime and @chriswiegman. Our new moderation duo will be pushing the site forward with proposed changes and design improvements where needed (like making the site responsive). If there are things you’re interested in helping with or issues you see, file a ticket or let them know.

Speaking of our new duo, we’ve officially added them to our 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. team and posted a page listing team members. There might be people left off (I’m still new!), just let me know and I’ll add them.

As a smaller team, we don’t have regular meetings, but a number of us met this week to do some ticket triage and agreed to keep our current two team reps for this next period. I’ll be 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. with @otto42 as my backup.

During our ticket triage, we went through about half of the open tickets on the core trac, closing a number of them and migrating others over to the meta tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. There’s a few tickets that need follow up from me, but we hope to get that number down to 0 in the not-too-distant future, with all our tickets on the meta trac.

For this coming week: work on 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. is progressing, a spec for should be live, work on will be starting up, and we’ll probably do some more ticket triage.

Outstanding issues:

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