The WordPress project is testing out Slack….
as our main real-time communication platform, replacing IRC and ad hoc Skype chats.
Check this page – How to use Slack
chat.wordpress.org is our new information hub for Slack. All wordpress.org users will be able to access WordPress Slack with immediate effect.
This change was announced by Matt during his State Of The Word presentation at WordCamp San Francisco this weekend, and was overwhelmingly positively received. In fact, it was so well received that this week’s dev chat (Wednesday, October 29, 2014 21:00 UTC+1) will be hosted in the WordPress #core channel on Slack, rather than in the #wordpress-dev channel on IRC.
There will be volunteers hanging out in #wordpress-dev to inform users that the dev chat has moved to Slack. For those of you who don’t want to leave IRC just yet, you can connect to WordPress Slack using the IRC gateway.
The #core and #announcements channels on Slack have just surpassed 1,000 users, which is five times as many as we’ve ever had in the channels on IRC. Join us at chat.wordpress.org!
Below is an embed of the IRC that was used earlier.
In the above chat box. Enter a nick name and click Start.
Multiple chat rooms (#wordpress-ui, #wordpress-core-plugins, #wordpress-dev and #wordpress-themes) will open as tabs.
IRC Logs: http://irclogs.wordpress.org/
Inline Editing (Front End editing)
Accessibility: 21:00 UTC+2 in #wordpress-ui.
Weekly Developer Meeting 21:00 UTC in #wordpress-dev.
Check out the Features as (core) plugins list and IRC chat times.
(Changes happen on occasion to this list):
WordPress IRC channels
For additional information and channels checks
For WordPress 3.9 trac tickets (reported bugs, feature enhancements etc) are being worked on.
There are many feature enhanced tickets check the full list here:
Next Major Release – WordPress 3.9
For additional information check Make WordPress Core.
IRC most used commands
By writing a few letters of the name of someone else in the chat room and pressing TAB the rest of the name will be filled in. For instance if you want to write a message/response to a person it is a good idea to begin with writing the name of the person, click TAB and then the message.
(insert channel name and if you want to join multiple rooms add a (comma), after each name.)
Example: /join #wordpress-ui, #wordpress-dev, #wordpress-themes, #wordpress
/me is an action message.
Example: /me waves hello
What it looks like:
* PaalJoachim waves hello
Type /msg nickname (message) to start a private chat.
Example: /msg puddytat Hey tat, how are you?
What it looks like:
->*puddytat* Hey tat, how are you?
OR even easier click the user in the list on the right hand side and select “Message”. This opens a private chat box with the selected user.
Changes your nick name.
Example: /nick newnickname (limit 9 characters)
For additional commands visit: