@GoodFirstBugs bot is back!

A couple of years ago, I created a Twitter bot that tweets out WordPress core trac tickets marked as GoodFirstBugs to help new contributors find a good starting place. It got a fantastic response from the community and even got an article on WP Tavern!

It had been offline for a while due to some issues with the account. Once I got that sorted out, I rewrote the bot to address some issues it was having with retrieving the trac report and added some new functionality to also include the list of issues labeled with Good First Issue from the Gutenberg project.

I am very excited to bring the bot back and hopefully it’s helpful! If you’re interested in contributing, the code is available on Github.

Restricting PluginDocumentSettingPanel by post type

Now that the PluginDocumentSettingPanel is in WordPress core, we can add our own panels to the Document Settings panel using the registerPlugin function.

const { registerPlugin } = wp.plugins;
const { PluginDocumentSettingPanel } = wp.editPost;

const MyCustomSideBarPanel = () => (
    <PluginDocumentSettingPanel
        name="my-custom-panel"
        title="My Custom Panel"
    >
        Hello, World!
    </PluginDocumentSettingPanel>
);
registerPlugin( 'my-custom-panel', {render: MyCustomSideBarPanel } );

The above code will insert a new Panel in the Document Sidebar with the title of My Custom Panel ” and will display “Hello, World!” as it’s content. If we want this panel to appear on every post type registered, then we’re done but what if we want to restrict this panel to just a single post type?

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