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

Member Spotlight: Taco Verdonschot

Taco joined Yoast back in 2013, after his first real experience with WordPress about 6 months before. At Yoast, Taco became the first full-time support engineer, later growing the team to its current size of almost 30 support engineers. In the meantime, he discovered the WordPress community which immediately settled in his heart. Thanks to… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Taco Verdonschot

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

WordPress Origin Stories, Week 3

This is part of our ongoing celebration of the 20th Anniversary of WordPress. Dean Burton When I first discovered WordPress, I was messing around trying to build my own website, which at the time was an attempt to move an online community I had on Facebook over to a blog and eventually to sell/promote products.… Continue reading WordPress Origin Stories, Week 3

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

Member Spotlight: Yvette Sonneveld

Yvette Sonneveld is a full-stack online communications professional with extensive experience in the WordPress ecosphere. She has been involved in the global WordPress marketing team since 2017, and has been a team rep for the team for over three years. She is an experienced international speaker and workshop host and currently leads the community team… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Yvette Sonneveld

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

WordPress Origin Stories, Week 2

This is part of our ongoing celebration of the 20th Anniversary of WordPress. Aubrey Portwood In 2007, I was offered a job at my university with the business department and was hired to help someone there (a technical writer) help keep the website running. Within my first week, I had them sold on ditching the… Continue reading WordPress Origin Stories, Week 2

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