Community Wrap-up February 2, 2023

WordCamps in 2023 Are you going to WordCamp Asia? It’s coming up soon! (February 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand.) With more than 60 speakers contributing to 2 days of talks, 100’s of organizers and volunteers, and contributor day, it looks to be an amazing event. [Get the whole schedule here.]  WordCamp Europe won’t be far behind!… Continue reading Community Wrap-up February 2, 2023

When Gutenberg Phases End • Priorities in Onboarding Contributors • Redesign Roll Outs

This Week at WordPress.org (January 30, 2023) What happens when we reach the end of a phase in Gutenberg? Josepha shares what this means for additional features and requests in the WP Briefing. Josepha also posed a few questions at how we prioritize doing the work of contributing while onboarding new contributors and ways to… Continue reading When Gutenberg Phases End • Priorities in Onboarding Contributors • Redesign Roll Outs

Contributing to WordPress

There are many ways to contribute to WordPress, the Open Source Project. And to be honest, most of them have nothing to do with coding. I really wish more people knew that. A quick perusal of the Make WordPress site and you’ll see over 20 teams you can be part of.  One team that I’ve… Continue reading Contributing to WordPress

WP Community Support (Central) vs WP Foundation • Old Trac Tickets • Themes & Support Docs Redesign

This Week at WordPress.org (January 23, 2023) Can you explain the difference between Central and the Foundation? They are not one in the same, so check out what each area handles. More teams across WordPress are using GitHub Projects for project management. The Community Team is considering this addition as well. Let’s review some very… Continue reading WP Community Support (Central) vs WP Foundation • Old Trac Tickets • Themes & Support Docs Redesign

Celebrating 20 Years as a Community

We’re really excited about all the possibilities for celebrating not only WordPress but the whole community – YOU! So we’ve put together a few fun ways for you to contribute your stories and historical events… Submit your milestones to our WordPress timeline. Have you built a plugin or business? Did you host a WordCamp for… Continue reading Celebrating 20 Years as a Community

Big Picture Goals 2023 • WP 6.2 Planning • LearnWP Needs Analysis • Wrong Plugins

This Week at WordPress.org (January 16, 2023) Where is WordPress going in 2023? Read Josepha’s Big Picture Goals for the year. WordPress certifications are in the planning phases, and the foundation will include LearnWP. The Training Team is conducting a Needs Analysis. Help gather the community’s input. Plugins Team is seeking intentionally wrong plugins, and… Continue reading Big Picture Goals 2023 • WP 6.2 Planning • LearnWP Needs Analysis • Wrong Plugins

ChatGPT Did Not Write This Update

It’s true, ChatGPT (or any other AI writing tools) did not write this update, but I HAVE been playing around with it, and I can see the appeal, at least in part.  But there has been A LOT of conversation in the community about these tools. I, like many other writers, experience some form of… Continue reading ChatGPT Did Not Write This Update

Improving 5ftF Contributor Journey • Building Interactive Blocks • Layout Classes • WP20

This Week at WordPress.org (January 9, 2023) Share your feedback about how to improve the Five for the Future contributor journey. Check out work underway on how to make interactive blocks easier to build, and take a walkthrough of layout classes in WordPress 6.1. It’s time to start planning; how will you celebrate WordPress’ 20th… Continue reading Improving 5ftF Contributor Journey • Building Interactive Blocks • Layout Classes • WP20

WordPress 6.2 Schedule • 2022 in Core • Block Developer Year in Review • New Incident Response Team

This Week at WordPress.org (January 2, 2023) WordPress 6.2 is set to reach feature freeze on February 7 and final release on March 28. Take a look back at Core contribution stats from 2022. Read the recap of everything that happened last year that developers need to know. Meet the members of the Incident Response… Continue reading WordPress 6.2 Schedule • 2022 in Core • Block Developer Year in Review • New Incident Response Team