Need plans for next weekend? Gather some developer friends, a computer, and a pizza, and participate in WordPress.org’s first ever worldwide contributor weekend. Every month, WordPress.org will announce a theme and anyone, regardless of skill level is encouraged to try their hand at contributing. This month, the challenge is centered around the Support Team. You can either gather with a group of people or participate alone, but the objective is to answer 20 questions throughout the weekend. If you don’t get through all 20, that’s okay, just getting your feet wet is enough. The idea is to try to answer the […]
On Monday, Pippin Williamson announced that WordPress.org is changing their guidelines for acceptable plugin names for plugins submitted to the official repository. Going forward, plugin developers will not be able to use a trademarked product name or term, company name, or other plugins’ name as their plugin’s name or slug — unless you are representing the company who owns the trademark or plugin in an official capacity or have written permission from the company. If you fail to meet these guidelines, your plugin will be rejected. To verify you work for, own, or represent the company in question, you must submit […]
Samuel Sidler, brand new “Ninja Wrangler” for Audrey Captial, released a Digestable WordPress.org Project List. Let’s break his priorities down to the barebones for the sake of conversation: Ongoing Open Source Stats General Design Improvements Immediate Increasing WordPress and WordPress.org participation Improving make.wordpress.org Short Term Support and documentation hubs Profile improvements Medium Term Themes Directory Redesign Improvements for the i18n Community Improve WordPress.org Home Page Support Forum Improvements Long Term Plugin/Themes Directory Workshops (i.e. learn.wordpress.org) jobs.wordpress.net “Ideas” Improvements Mailing List Page Redesign Thoughts? Reactions? Do you think he left anything out?
I had a hard time understanding exactly what the stink was all about until I went to WordPress.org directly and saw that there is now a spot on the bottom left hand part promoting The Creative Market. A few people noticed citing “favoritism”:
There’s been a lot of confusion surrounding Automattic Inc., the WordPress Foundation, WordPress.org/WordPress.com and everything else in between. So much so that most people unfortunately use all of it interchangeably which is the wrong thing to do. I want to clearly state that there are distinct differences between all of them and that it’s worth knowing what you’re talking about when you start jumping into the muddy waters that is licensing, the GPL, ownership, and developing a WordPress-centric business. At the center of all of this is really the WordPress Foundation so by establishing this we can clearly take a look […]