WordPress Project to Evaluate Replacing Slack with Matrix Open Source Chat

The contributors proposing this new exploration outlined a some of the major benefits of Matrix over Slack for use as the WordPress community’s official real-time communication tool. They argued that the Slack onboarding experience is difficult because it requires an invitation email to a WordPress-hosted email address and users have to identify the correct Slack workspace to join.

The Slack client is also not the greatest communication tool for some of the local communities where users are more active on their mobile devices than desktops.

Automattic-sponsored contributor Alex Kirk said

“This could even be set to a particular room, so that users can be asked to join a specific room or Make team by giving them a link to a particular WordPress(.org) page. This could make taking part in Make WordPress teams much easier and possibly encourage more contributions.”

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