By Nicky Veitch on 2019-03-27 06:02 in Community Magazine Team

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019
Time: UTC 20:00
Attendees: Nicky Veitch, Jacques Rentzke, Aris Ntatsis, Mark Bender
Apologies: Randy Carey

JCM Team Goals:

  1. Ensure technical infrastructure is appropriate for now and future
  2. Relaunch the JCM
  3. Increase the number of volunteers in the JCM team
  4. Increase the number of authors
  5. Increase the amount and quality of contributions JCM receives
  6. Increase readership

For more information see planning document: 2019 JCM Relaunch
Goal 1, JCM platform upgrade plan: 2019 JCM Platform Upgrade


  1. Action items from previous meeting.
  2. Work completed this week.
  3. Discussion / Upcoming work.
  4. Survey to determine best future meeting time.

Goal 1: Ensure technical infrastructure is appropriate for now and future


1. Action items from previous meeting:

  • New development work has commenced in sandbox.
  • Existing CComments - developer has been contacted and agrees to assist.
  • Redirects of K2 to core - not required. Existing aliases maintained so redirects should not be required.
  • Consider Clickup as project management tool (allows assignment of tasks).

2. Work completed this week:

  • K2 content migrated to core - complete, thanks EF.
  • Reassign Menu Items to core and clean up empty Categories - en-GB complete, thanks AN. Will do other languages in the next week.
  • Request for database export of K2 Authors - provided to requestor.
  • Removed 17k spam accounts which were auto-generated 2015-2016.
  • Fixed up missing author error message in MySQL.
  • All existing JCM members added to existing “Super Users” group. All other front-end accounts currently added to one of either “Author” or “Hispanic Author” existing groups.
  • Page overrides - agreed to only attempt to recreate existing K2 layouts in core for now. Full redesign as a future project, possibly aligned with future J4 upgrade.

3. Discussion / Upcoming work:

  • Continue with the page overrides.
  • Identify missing authors and fix in MySQL.
  • Authors - request for the ability to have multiple authors listed on an article - discuss.
    • Authors page - display a list only with links to individual profiles.
    • Author profile page - current fields (website, social links, bio), add URL field link to Volunteer Portal.
    • Display multiple authors per article - further investigation/discussion.
    • How to display translators, vs author (multilingual) - further investigation/discussion.
  • Tags - currently 71 K2 Tags, used for multiple purposes. Agreed to migrate existing K2 tags used for # keywords/topics, ie. #GDPR, Tutorial, Community, etc.
  • Custom modules.
  • Define roles (with future J4 Workflow in mind).
  • Plan ACL to reflect roles.

4. Survey to determine best future meeting time due to summertime/wintertime timezone changes.

Next meeting Tuesday 2 April 2019 UTC 20:00 via Hangouts.

Meeting ends after 1 hour.