Features on http://tosdr.org go through various phases before being released into production.
The Diagram above gives you a little Idea how the workflow works.
New Features have to go through Jira first before any development starts https://tosdr.atlassian.net/jira/software/c/projects/CRISP/issues/ - This way we can ensure the new feature is useful and worth the development.
Development via the development environment first, meaning do checks if \ENVIRONMENT === ‘development’ (if editing core) and put templates or code into the _dev folder
If feature request gets further approval, move the files to the _staging folder and make changes accordingly
The feature request got further approval? Good, time to create an experiment.
Create a new folder in includes/_experiments and templates/_experiments
The folder name has to follow a specific naming scheme, all uppercase, no special characters except underscores.
Lets day its the May 2021 and you want to show a new downloads page, the name would be
Lastly if the experiments pass as well, we release into production.
Simply move the files in your experiment folder into the _PROD folder and make changes accordingly.