I’m excited to announce a new community initiative for the 4.2 release cycle: the formation of a new user experience, or NUX, working group. More than 15 members of the wider WordPress community have already been invited to participate in the working group, though everyone is welcome to attend meetings and are encouraged to join in on discussions. The group will be tasked with helping to identify common pain points new users might experience using WordPress. The hope is to (re)invigorate the conversation about making NUX a priority in core decision-making. We’ll work together to identify problems and recommend solutions. The primary focus of the group — at least for the duration of the 4.2 release cycle — will be to brainstorm actionable goals, and make recommendations for incrementally improving new user experiences throughout the WordPress admin. These changes would likely include improvements to contextual help on various screens, improvements to the content of the Welcome Panel, as well as adjustments to many other established workflows in core interfaces including the installation process. Large or small, recommendations that come from the working group will receive direct feedback
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