When the initial announcement of this site was made on the wp-hackers list, there were responses that the team would focus on WordPress.org between the release of 3.0 and 3.1.

Has this happened? I could not find anything on the WP Devel forums for the forum or support tags, but I don't know where I should follow these proposals? The wp-docs archives seem to be quiet about this.

I'm of course asking this because it could be a final opportunity for us to step up and propose WordPress.org gives Stack Exchange a chance, similar to Ask Ubuntu. Now that we are nearing the end of our beta period, and even more users with a good reputation on regular WordPress channels join us, I think this could be a good time to learn from the initial reactions, demonstrate how this is different, and try to make a case for WPA.

  • @Jan Fabry - Good thought, but I fear those who run the WordPress community would rather have everything run on WordPress instead of relying on a 3rd party site. I'd love to be proven wrong, but I'm not hopeful... Even though, this site is doing so much better job of surfacing great answers that I expect Google will eventually be all the promotion we need. Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 7:58
  • Ironically, there was a huge Twitter-fest yesterday regarding feature freeze for 3.1 and a somewhat rigorous testing/deployment cycle for 3.1. The core team promises it out before Christmas ... considering the feature development and bug fixes required to meet that deadline, I don't see a whole lot of room for WP.org improvements before 3.1 ships ...
    – EAMann
    Commented Nov 2, 2010 at 14:43

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I don't mean to sound pessimistic, but I honestly doubt you'll see overt promotion on wp.org.

That said, adding some "see also" links in the wiki and in the wp.org forum, pointing to answers in WP answers, is innocent looking enough and quite likely to steer a lot of traffic to the site.

  • Hi @Denis, Really glad to have your participation here. Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 1:14
  • Heh, I didn't say I'd actually post those links myself. ;-) It's been a very very long time since I've visited the WP forum or wiki myself. But that's basically how I launched my own website 5 years ago. Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 1:34
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    No, I just meant glad to have you participating here at WordPress Answers. The site will promote itself over time as the site surfaces more and better answers and Google routes more people here. Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 6:21

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