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Seeking new contributors and maintainers #618

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mor10 opened this issue Nov 4, 2019 · 50 comments
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Seeking new contributors and maintainers #618

mor10 opened this issue Nov 4, 2019 · 50 comments
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@mor10
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@mor10 mor10 commented Nov 4, 2019

Update December 17, 2019: You, WP Rig, and the future of WordPress Themes

Passionate about accessibility, modern PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and build processes? Want to help WordPress developers level up to modern best-practices and move the web forward through WordPress themes? The WP Rig team is looking for new contributors and maintainers!

To join the team, voice your interest by responding to this ticket and we'll get in touch.

What's involved?

Being a Contributor or Maintainer of WP Rig means having a voice, and in the case of Maintainers, having decision-making power in how WP Rig evolves to help WordPress developers build themes for the future. See a full breakdown of what these and other roles mean and entail in the Governance document.

Do I fit in?

If you work with WordPress themes in any capacity beyond installing and using them, you have a role to play in WP Rig's future. We are looking for developers, designers, UX professionals, accessibility users and providers, writers, the list goes on. If you are in any way involved in the creation or maintenance of themes, you have a place in the WP Rig contributor and/or maintainer team.

How much work am I signing up for?

The commitment for a Contributor is whatever you define. The commitment of a Maintainer involves attending meetings and office hours as well as monitoring the goings on in issues and pull request discussions.

Why are you looking for new contributors and maintainers?

The WP Rig project was started nearly 2 years ago and has been built out by a group of dedicated maintainers. Adoption in the WordPress community, especially in the enterprise, has been significant, but there is still room to grow. Due to the constantly evolving landscape of the web, several of our maintainers are no longer able to dedicate the necessary time to evolve and move this project forward.

WP Rig was always a true open-source community project, and its direction and evolution is entirely decided by those who contribute. The project takes every effort to make the barriers to contribution as low as possible, and encourages the participation of marginalized groups. To protect everyone involved, WP Rig has a robust and enforced Code of Conduct.

In short, WP Rig needs you to grow and evolve. This is your chance to turn your ideas and opinions about the future of the web into practice by working on a true open source project with real impact from day 1. As a bonus you get to work with likeminded people, learn the intricacies of managing an open source project with many participants, how to use Github, Slack, and other tools, and create new and lasting relationships with other designers, developers, and creators.

If this all sounds interesting to you, or you have questions, drop into the comments below and let's move the web forward together!

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@AdamSoucie
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@AdamSoucie AdamSoucie commented Nov 4, 2019

I'm in. Not sure how much time my schedule will allow, but happy to help wherever I can.

@richsalvucci
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@richsalvucci richsalvucci commented Nov 4, 2019

I am interested in contributing.

@Cuevas370
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@Cuevas370 Cuevas370 commented Nov 4, 2019

I’m relatively new to working with WordPress Themes, but would love to help!

@olaleye
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@olaleye olaleye commented Nov 5, 2019

I am interested.

@karunshakya
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@karunshakya karunshakya commented Nov 5, 2019

@prikkprikkprikk
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@prikkprikkprikk prikkprikkprikk commented Nov 6, 2019

I am also interested. We're finally getting a chance to use WP Rig for some projects at work, so I'll probably be a bit active here too as a consequence. (Although I have a slight case of impostor syndrome … But eager to learn.)

@lowisren
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@lowisren lowisren commented Nov 6, 2019

Greetings,

I am interested in contributing to the WP Rig project. My colleagues(OIT Design - North Carolina State University) are currently using WP Rig to build a new custom theme for campus. I would love to help in any way I can.

@melissaspiegel
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@melissaspiegel melissaspiegel commented Nov 6, 2019

I am interested!

@heathernew09
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@heathernew09 heathernew09 commented Nov 7, 2019

I am definitely interested.

@p-dhiman
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@p-dhiman p-dhiman commented Nov 7, 2019

I am interested but i have very tight schedule, will chime in whenever I could

@carolinan
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@carolinan carolinan commented Nov 7, 2019

I am interested because I want to learn 😁

@gchristofferson
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@gchristofferson gchristofferson commented Nov 10, 2019

I would love to contribute, possibly maintain

@mattsterp
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@mattsterp mattsterp commented Nov 17, 2019

Hello,
I am an intermediate front-end developer with WPRig ,PHP, and design experience. I am available for contributing things such as writing procedures, documentation and maybe more as I gain confidence.

Kindly, Matthew

@carolinan
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@carolinan carolinan commented Dec 9, 2019

@mor10 For the next 7 months I am free to decide over my time. So, how can I help, where do I start?
Where is this project going, considering full site editing?

@justlevine
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@justlevine justlevine commented Dec 12, 2019

Count me in - happy to help however I can

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@mor10 mor10 commented Dec 17, 2019

Thanks for all your responses here. I've posted an official announcement on the WP Rig blog with more info: https://wprig.io/you-wp-rig-and-the-future-of-wordpress-themes/

We will organize a meeting early in January 2020 to assemble all interested parties and stake a path into the future.

@iamchetanp
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@iamchetanp iamchetanp commented Dec 17, 2019

Hey, I am interested to contribute too. Count me in! Thank you 😊

@alexwcoleman
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@alexwcoleman alexwcoleman commented Jan 9, 2020

I'd be interested in contributing. I don't know if I have the time to be a maintainer though.

@murshed
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@murshed murshed commented Jan 12, 2020

I am interested because I want to learn

@Kallal103
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@Kallal103 Kallal103 commented Jan 12, 2020

@schutzsmith
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@schutzsmith schutzsmith commented Jan 12, 2020

@mor10 I am interested in helping! Specifically would be interested in helping with social media, documentation, and design.

@leanderlindahl
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@leanderlindahl leanderlindahl commented Jan 13, 2020

@mor10 👍 I too am interested in helping out.

@justlevine
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@justlevine justlevine commented Jan 21, 2020

Thanks for all your responses here. I've posted an official announcement on the WP Rig blog with more info: https://wprig.io/you-wp-rig-and-the-future-of-wordpress-themes/

We will organize a meeting early in January 2020 to assemble all interested parties and stake a path into the future.

@mor10 Any info on if/when this meeting will happen?

@jnnrdn
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@jnnrdn jnnrdn commented Feb 2, 2020

I'm interested!

@drbe4t
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@drbe4t drbe4t commented Feb 13, 2020

I'm Interested!

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@drbe4t drbe4t commented Feb 13, 2020

@mor10 I noticed the slack invite was missing. I know that slack is sort of the go to but I was wondering if discord might be a better option?

@megphillips91
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@megphillips91 megphillips91 commented Feb 29, 2020

I'm little late to the party, but I would love to contribute to WP Rig. This is a great service to the whole WP Community! Please send me information on how to get involved, meeting times, etc.

@sbweaver
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@sbweaver sbweaver commented Mar 7, 2020

I'm late to the party too. I am a designer who likes to develop and wants to learn - would like to help in whatever way I can.

@megphillips91
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@megphillips91 megphillips91 commented Mar 8, 2020

@mor10 @sbweaver I tried to hop into the weekly office hours last week. I may have misunderstood the timezone, but I was there alone. I have decided to use WP Rig to build a companion theme which will partner my Charter Boat Bookings Plugin. In the process, I built some cool little add-ons like a social sharing class which might be cool to include modularly / optionally into core. Right now, building in a "like" button which could be a nice companion to the sharing buttons. I enjoyed the perspective in this video about modular components: https://youtu.be/2s0vFb3Xd6w

@justlevine
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@justlevine justlevine commented May 8, 2020

half a year later and silence... Does that mean this project is abandoned?

@heathernew09
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@heathernew09 heathernew09 commented May 8, 2020

unfortunately, I think so. I do know in it's current state dependencies need to be updated as it fails in the dev build. I haven't had a chance to explore and submit a fix, my only exposure is the linked in learning /lynda course. I really want to use it regularly though.

@stevewestdev
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@stevewestdev stevewestdev commented May 20, 2020

Damn this was my go to theme for custom WP builds, though I seem to be doing less and less of them (building JAMstack + WP more often). So many comments here re: maintaining yet no action?

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@goldtreefrog goldtreefrog commented May 23, 2020

What do we need? How about:

  1. Time
  2. Direction
  3. Knowledge
  4. Help
  5. Teamwork

I just discovered WP Rig tonight. I would love to help, but my time is limited and unpredictable for the next two or three months, and I am not yet a WordPress developer. I took some of Morten Rand-Hendriksen's Lynda courses in 2015-17 (along with other courses), before he came out with WP Rig, and then spent the next 3 years researching cancer for a friend and taking a Node and React Bootcamp, not developing websites at all outside of course work. My own WordPress site is years out of date...

But I would like to keep in touch with people who want to work on this project, because I am now wanting to start developing websites using WP Rig, and I want it to work! I have been interested in accessibility issues since the 1990's (yes, really!) and like the accessibility emphasis here, also that WP Rig is open source. This is a project I would be proud to work on, and I am happy to learn. I hope someone else can direct the team, at least in the beginning, because I do not feel up to it myself, especially not before August 2020. (And as far as expertise, I still consider myself a mainframe database programmer, but I'm changing that this year.)

I have noticed that other open-source projects seem to die and then it only takes one or a handful of very dedicated people to revive it. We can do this! Don't give up!

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@alotoftype alotoftype commented May 24, 2020

I am interested as well. How can I help @goldtreefrog I appreciate your rally

@ShawnJW
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@ShawnJW ShawnJW commented Jun 6, 2020

I would be interested, hope this picks up again.

@justlevine
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@justlevine justlevine commented Jul 13, 2020

Maybe it's time to fork?

Im happy to commit code, review PRs, and write documentation, but the 'management' part is way beyond me (unit testing, code coverage, contribution workflows in github...)

@benoitchantre @ataylorme @bamadesigner @felixarntz do any of you still have interest in leading/contributing (either taking the reins from @mor10 here or via a fork ?)

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@drbe4t drbe4t commented Jul 13, 2020

@justine I think it is.

@benoitchantre
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@benoitchantre benoitchantre commented Jul 14, 2020

@justlevine There will be a public meeting as soon as our agenda allows it. We will keep you informed.

@heathernew09
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@heathernew09 heathernew09 commented Jul 14, 2020

Good to hear, I hope to be able to contribute to keep this moving forward.

@drozumek
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@drozumek drozumek commented Jul 31, 2020

I can help as well.
I know very good CSS, vanilla JS and a little bit PHP (still learning).
I can make a documentation as well.

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@mor10 mor10 commented Aug 14, 2020

Update: A public meeting is scheduled for Friday August 21 at 8am PST to discuss the future of WP Rig. The meeting will be held over Zoom and everyone is free to join. Code of Conduct applies. Zoom link will be made public in this GitHub issue 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

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@schutzsmith schutzsmith commented Aug 14, 2020

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@mor10 mor10 commented Aug 17, 2020

Update: Here's the public registration info for the meeting:

When: Aug 21, 2020 08:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://linkedin.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rc-mhqj4rGtbwM7UB7NL7_bOY50qkMIJ9

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please read and adhere to the WP Rig Code of Conduct.

@bnwigen
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@bnwigen bnwigen commented Aug 18, 2020

I'm still learning but I would like to contribute as well.

@mor10
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@mor10 mor10 commented Aug 20, 2020

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@drozumek drozumek commented Aug 20, 2020

I missed the meeting...
Can someone summarize the meeting? I am very interested in future of the project.

@heathernew09
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@heathernew09 heathernew09 commented Aug 21, 2020

@drozumek the meeting is this morning.

@jacklowrie
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@jacklowrie jacklowrie commented Sep 3, 2020

I was unable to attend the meeting, but am interested in the future of the project and in contributing. Is there a summary of WP Rig's next steps or meeting notes that can be made available?

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@devinegger devinegger commented May 9, 2022

If this is still running, I'm interested in joining!

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@robruiz robruiz commented May 9, 2022

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