Encouraging Community Collaboration and Development. “One of the lead developers for WP e-Commerce told me that moving to Github was the single best move they’d ever made when it came to getting feedback and contributions from the community.”
Document Feedback is a new WordPress plugin to close the loop between documentation writers and readers. By default, it appends a simple prompt to the bottom of every Page: If a reader responds to the prompt, they’re given a follow-up question to clarify their response…. Continue reading →
Co-Authors Plus v3.0: Introducing Guest Authors. Finally out the door after several months in the making. And, not to jinx myself, no bug reports on day one. The upside of using your clients as guinea pigs.
There’s no standard conventions around shipping documentation with plugins, and it would be nice if there was. One idea: include a /docs/ folder with text files in markdown. Those documents would automatically show up in your wporg plugin profile.
P2 Resolved Posts is a nifty plugin we use at Automattic, in conjunction with the stellar P2 theme, to help better ensure decisions aren’t left hanging and things get done. This third release of the plugin allows you to register your own custom post states. For instance, if… Continue reading →
Well, the big ones at least. I recently “discovered” you can create arbitrary rooms on Freenode. Given how much I love Automattic’s IRC backchannels, I decided to create a few rooms for the plugins I work on on the off-chance they make it easier to… Continue reading →
Introducing Post Forking for WordPress. Fun project by Ben Balter to bring Github-style content collaboration to WordPress. It’s a simple v0.1 right now in the hopes of getting people using and contributing to it.
Quick plugin idea from a conversation with Scott from Grist: use Post By Email available on WordPress.com to funnel press releases, story ideas, etc. into the dashboard. Upon importing, these would be saved to a custom post type that allows you to comment on the… Continue reading →
Leah just posted a challenge: @danielbachhuber Want to do the blog-a-day 30 day challenge? — Leah Olson (@LeahROlson) August 18, 2012 Of course I instantly thought: why isn’t there a plugin for this? It would give you prompts on what to write about, possibly based… Continue reading →
Prompted by this thread, it would be neat if the plugin directory supported translations for documentation and FAQs. This could be support for secondary copies of the plugin readme with the locale as a part of the filename (e.g. readme.en_GB.txt).