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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 18 months ago

#5380 closed task (blessed) (fixed)

Showcase section

Reported by: woodsandhillsplc's profile woodsandhillsplc Owned by:
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Description

Hi,

A summary here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Wordpress/comments/ic0lmt/wordpress_showcase_bad_sites/

TL;DR:

The showcase section as it is is bad - with sites in it that have shut down, or are just terrible examples of WordPress sites.

https://wordpress.org/showcase/

Can we get the bad ones removed? Or at least the duplicates?

Can we find out why the process or adding and moderating/removing sites has ground to a halt? (4 added in 2019, none in 2020)

Cheers
Colin

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This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by tellyworth. View the logs.


4 years ago

#2 @casiepa
4 years ago

@williampatton Is this something we could maybe work on together?
As WPTV rep, we already try to bring the up to date videos to the world. We could also help with the showcase if Marketing can no longer follow this.

Possible plan of actions:

  • Review all sites that they still exist AND are a WP site (delete if no longer exist, only allow httpS, ...)
  • Review the existing categories if still valid
  • Review the procedure on how sites get added and minimum requirements

Later:

  • Procedure for removing sites (e.g. if not having a 'recent' WP)?
  • Design updates

/cc @Otto

Last edited 4 years ago by casiepa (previous) (diff)

#3 @williampatton
4 years ago

@casiepa yeah I would love to team up with you and get this maintained going forwared. I think your plan of action on it is spot on with what I would expect the first steps to be.

Do you think we would need any more people to get involved? It seems like at first just 2 people could manage it quite easily but when we reach the stages of designs we would likely want to bring in more poeple with design skills as well.

All sounds good to me though :)

#4 @coffee2code
18 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for the report! In the time since this ticket was created, the WordPress Showcase was revamped with a completely new theme implemented and released.

The code is available at https://github.com/WordPress/wporg-showcase-2022, where development, feature requests, and bug reports are being handled.

As part of the site's relaunch, all listed sites were reassessed. As a result, there are no longer any bad/invalid/dead sites listed. I believe the plan is for the Marketing team to be responsible for maintaining the site content going forward.

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