Meta Team Update: September 5

There wasn’t much to report last week, so I didn’t do an update. Over the past two weeks, we did quite a bit of triage of coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets. The list of 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. tickets in the core trac is now down to 19 open tickets, with a few that need to be migrated still and a few that will end their lives on in core trac.

Beyond that, work is continuing on both 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. and the homepage, with some development done on each.

On the front, the code reference is in alpha mode now, courtesy @nacin (e.g., wp_insert_post()), and will need more development and design work going forward. I’ve filed a number of tickets based on @nacin‘s list of “what’s next” so we can move forward. All of those items need help (code so far is viewable here). Meanwhile, designs are being drawn up by @saracannon for the main homepage as well as the handbooks.

For the homepage, some work was started between @jenmylo, @georgestephanis, and @otto42 at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Birmingham two weekends ago. We’re still working on getting a specification up for comment, but that should come soon.

Outside of those things, the following meta tickets need feedback from the following teams. Note that some already have comments, but could always use more discussion at team meetings:

In general, we recommend teams follow their related components. For example, the support team should follow tickets filed in the Support Forums component. The plugin team should follow tickets filed in the Plugins Directory component. Let me know if I can help you find tickets for your team.