Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#3283 closed enhancement (reported-upstream)

Automate thumbnail and about on

Reported by: casiepa's profile casiepa Owned by: dryanpress's profile dryanpress
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: WordCamp Site & Plugins Keywords: needs-patch good-first-bug


The thumbnail on is the featured image of the post about that WordCamp.

Organizers are asked in a dashboard widget on their WordCamp site to submit the picture and about text. Afterwards there is a manual upload. See

Some ideas:
1) A page e.g. under Settings on the WordCamp site requesting this information might be more useful as the lead organizer can then deputize these tasks more easily to the admins of the site. The links here could then be picked up by Central automatically.

2) If the meta property "og:image" is correctly filled on the homepage, the image could maybe be taken from there?

Change History (9)

#1 @coreymckrill
6 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch good-first-bug added
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

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6 years ago

#3 @dryanpress
6 years ago

  • Owner set to dryanpress
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I'll start working on this tomorrow

#4 @dryanpress
6 years ago

Did some basic investigation just now and it appears more than just banner image + about text could be automated here.

I'd also include venue metadata in submission tool (physical address, venue name, max capacity, available rooms, venue website url, venue email).

  • Is it OK to auto-populate the (published) WordCamp post with submitted data or should there be an approval queue for central admins?
  • Who should have permission to submit? Lead org? Any admin?
  • Should the submission tool allow camp orgs to update/re-submit?
Last edited 6 years ago by dryanpress (previous) (diff)

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6 years ago

#6 @casiepa
6 years ago

@dryanpress There is indeed a lot more to automate :-) I will open further tickets for sure.
Thanks for working on this.

I'm not allowed to officially answer your questions, but this is my view:

  1. auto populate or approval: auto populate as the lead organizer has been approved and what they send will be published. To my knowledge there is no further approval even today.
  1. I would not reinvent other permissions and use the one that is applied on the dashboard widget
  1. I suppose so. If they update/resubmit, the process should be triggered again.

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6 years ago

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4 years ago

#9 @dd32
4 years ago

  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

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