WordPress.org will soon launch their blog for developers. The blog went into beta at the end of last week and resides on a subdomain of the main site curently. It is sporting a design similar to what WordPress is using in their general News blog.
One of the big picture goals that WordPress’ Executive Director Josepha Haden-Chomphosy identified for 2022 was the creation of a developer-focused communications site. This new blog is the culmination of an effort that had began earlier this year.
“Staying on top of the new features coming to the WordPress open-source project is one of the main barriers expressed by developers. The Make Core blog has a heavy emphasis on meeting notes for the various core teams, rather than highlighting new features. This makes it difficult for developers who are not contributors or who just occasionally contribute to find the relevant information among the team-related posts.”.
contributor Birgit Pauli-Haack said in the original proposal.
Content on this new developer blog will be focused on updates useful to theme and plugin creators, developers who work at various agencies working on themes and plugins, Gutenberg API updates, advanced programming concepts, PHP gems, and developer case studies among others.
There are already three posts published on this blog, which offer a hint at what kind of content WordPress developers can expect on the blog:
The blog’s editorial process is being managed on GitHub from pitches all the way to publication. Anyone who wants to contribute can post to the Ideas board for discussion on a topic. Approved ideas become blessed tasks and drafts and go through two reviews before going live. People can contribute to the effort by posting ideas, writing posts, or joining the editorial team that reviews posts.
Now that the blog is in the beta stage, contributors are looking for feedback from WordPress’ developer community on what they think about it all. You can leave your comments on the beta announcement or join the next meeting in the core-dev-blog WP Slack channel on December 1, at 13:00 UTC. You can also Subscribe to the RSS feed to never miss a post from WordPress’ new developer blog if you wish, instead of going to the site over and over again.