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@James_Nylen: > like I would like to follow up on the directory chat @Viktor mentioned
me too if you and @Wade_Striebel are still around?
@Wade_Striebel: Sorry, it got lost in everything else:
[January 17th, 2021 11:17 AM] wade: What details would like to see about the directory? I guess that is the part I am having trouble with, I can’t seem to really generate content for it as I don’t really know what people are interested in hearing about
@James_Nylen: oh ok
@Wade_Striebel: I think we have some really cool things we are doing with the directory, but a) they aren’t published yet, and b) I don’t know what features people want to hear about
> they aren’t published yet
Because they are still WIP
how do I find a plugin from here and install it?
how do I upload a plugin here and make it available to others?
then later on, how do updates and security notifications work?
I think those are a good starting point both for what to write about and what specifically to build
@Viktor: yes, as i mentioned before, also contrasting it with WP repo since that’s what people know about.
That could potentially be a separate post, too.
@James_Nylen: or just an aside: WP repo has X, but we don’t yet. get in touch if you want to help us make this more seamless
@Viktor: Maybe mention how it will benefit theme/plugin devs. Like using Github/Gitlab to maintain their code, no need for subversion mess.
@James_Nylen: oh yes github is another topic many of our target users are not very familiar with it
but there is not really a better alternative either
I’m of the opinion that everyone who wants to develop should learn a bit about how to organize their code properly
@Viktor: We use Gitlab. I find it a bit better, but I’m not a pro user.
@James_Nylen: gitea.io is pretty good too
a lot faster and simpler than gitlab if you are hosting it
@Viktor: We use cloud version. gitea looks nice. Thanks.
@Wade_Striebel: Ya so those are going to be the big differences; dev profiles with team support, and github (to start)
At least on the dev side of things
On the user side of things I think there is still a lot of work we need to do - categories and better search are two things we need to add sooner rather than later
Right now finding things is kind of difficult if you don’t know the plugin name or the developer
@kevin: If you want mass appeal for CP you need to attract non dev users
@Viktor: Have you considered search options? elastic or something else/
@Wade_Striebel: But getting devs to update their own plugins will help us there too, which is why that is happening first
@ElisabettaC77: @Wade_Striebel this is marketing. This convo is starting to get technical… :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:
@kevin: devs will follow if non techy users are using CP
@James_Nylen: it’s much harder to get the experience right for non-techy users
@Wade_Striebel: Agreed, completely
@kevin: yes for sure
@James_Nylen: so I would look back at the tagline for that: what other kinds of “creators” are out there than devs?
@Viktor: whats the right channel to discuss directory?
@Wade_Striebel: But at the same time we need devs to be able to manage their own plugins - I don’t want to manually update all the plugins when we start adding support for categories
@James_Nylen: I guess community @Viktor?
@Wade_Striebel: @James_Nylen want to start a public directory channel?
@James_Nylen: or that
@Wade_Striebel: Or community makes sense
lets go there so we don’t swamp marketing
@ElisabettaC77: IMHO the posts should avoid being too technical. They should cater to an average Joe, explaining things in a way devs and non-devs alike can understand what it’s all about