If you haven’t visited WordPress.org lately, the brand new design for profiles is a happy discovery. Last month, Jen Mylo let us know that the profiles were getting redesigned and relaunched with more data related to a user’s involvement with the WordPress project. The profile updates are now live with a fresh design that recognizes various types of contributions.
Eventually, the WordPress.org team plans to merge the new profiles with the forum profiles, creating a unified dashboard.
You can visit http://profiles.wordpress.org/[username] to view and update your profile, or sign up on WordPress.org to create one. Log into WordPress.org and click the “edit” link on your profile to update your info.
Write Your WordPress Origin Story
A new field on the profiles gives you a place to write your WordPress origin story. At the very bottom of the /profile/edit/group/1/ page you can describe how you got involved with WordPress.
The new profiles are now a better representation of a person’s interactions on WordPress.org and general involvement with the project. If you haven’t bothered to update your profile for a few years, now is a good time to take another look. Plugin and theme author info and WordCamp speaker data is still in the process of being imported. This is only the first iteration, but it’s already easier to keep track of all your activity, plugins, themes and favorites. Will you be more likely to link to your profile now that it includes more relevant information?