WordPress Launches Slack/Matrix Bridge

WordPress meta contributors have just logged an important milestone in their efforts to explore replacing Slack communication with Matrix, an open source federated chat system. The team hosted a meeting on the Meta Slack channel and the corresponding #meta:community.wordpress.org Matrix room simultaneously, enabled by the project’s new Slack/Matrix bridge. The bridge allows users to follow the… Continue reading WordPress Launches Slack/Matrix Bridge

WordPress Contributors Continue Exploring Migration of Public and Private Messages from Slack to Matrix

In early 2023, WordPress and Matrix contributors proposed a new Meta team subproject to explore replacing Slack communication with Matrix, an open source federated chat system. After the team’s most recent meeting, Automattic-sponsored contributor Alex Kirk published an update on the status of recent experiments in migration. After researching more on migrating public messages, Kirk said the team… Continue reading WordPress Contributors Continue Exploring Migration of Public and Private Messages from Slack to Matrix

WordPress Project to Evaluate Replacing Slack with Matrix Open Source Chat

WordPress and Matrix contributors are proposing a new Meta team subproject that would explore replacing Slack communication with Matrix, an open source federated chat system. Matrix already powers a variety of communication tools, including Element, the most mature Matrix client – a universal chat app that is often described as “a Slack alternative.” In 2020, Automattic… Continue reading WordPress Project to Evaluate Replacing Slack with Matrix Open Source Chat