Agenda for HelpHub meeting 17 December 2018

Hello all,

Next HelpHub meeting will happen on

Monday, December 17, 2018, 15:00 UTC

This is the last meeting we’re going to have in 2018 so I’ll be attempting to cover quite a bit

  1. Attendance
  2. Phase 1 Launch
  3. Phase 2 discussion
  4. HelpHub contents
    • Content Migration Check-in
    • Writing Style
    • Maintaining Classic Editor & Block editor docs
  5. AOB

Helpful Links

  • HelpHub Staging –
  • GitHub repo –
  • State of HelpHub (read for Phase 2) –
  • Last Docs’ Team meeting notes –

Summary for Docs Team meeting 17 December 2018


@kenshino @milana_cap @atachibana @michelebutcher-jones @softservenet @felipeelia @abrightclearweb @chrisvanpatten @joyously @daveryan attended

Codex Migration (DevHub)

This is still on halt as efforts are still on HelpHub to deal with the launch that happened in early December.

The same content contributors are now moving in sync towards the project that requires immediate attention.


The project did a soft launch on 1 December 2018 to ensure that Gutenberg Docs would have a permanent spot to stay in when WordPress 5.0 launches.

HelpHub’s home page

It has been raised that HelpHub’s home page is too strikingly similar in design to the forums’ homepage. (i.e. and

After a small discussion, it’s been suggested that this to be raised with the support team to see if they feel the same.

@joyously has been asked to assist with this.

Content Migration

The content readiness check of Phase 1’s content migration (113 of the top pages of Codex) is almost done and will be finished before the next meeting.

This effort is detailed at

Blog Post & Future Plans

@kenshino is working on a blog post to be posted on’s News page and a separate more detailed writeup on Make / Docs

  1. General direction and explanation of HelpHub which would be great for end users (on
  2. Actual plans and details e.g. how we’re looking to handle translations etc (on

Gutenberg Docs

@daveryan and @chrisvanpatten are consolidating materials generated at the Contributor day of WCUS and will present updated plans for Gutenberg docs.

This was later posted here –

It does bring to the question as well on how we’d retain docs that pertain to before and after 5.0

@abrightclearweb also asked about definitive names to describe different areas of Gutenberg. This is something that wasn’t solidified yet at meeting time and will require documenting before useful help articles can be written consistently.

E.g. Writing a blog post would be a very different HelpHub article for 4.9 and 5.0


@softservenet and @wizzard_ represented us on WCUS and their experience is detailed here –

We didn’t manage to get to talk about DevHub or Inline Docs effort because the key project leads were travelling out after WCUS.

If you would like to read the meeting in full via Slack logs, it’s here –

WCUS 2018 Highlights: Contributor Day

@wizzard_ and @softservenet (@tomf on Slack) worked on leading the Docs team table.

Cross Communication with Gutenberg Docs Team: We spent quite a bit of time cross-communicating with the Gutenberg Docs team and other Gutenberg members becoming better acquainted with their status. @chrisvanpatten worked on remote organization and @Dave Ryan was on scene working with Gutenberg Docs team members, new participants and the Gutenberg team.

Gutenberg Outlining: There were several suggestions representing that there was a desire for a form of an outline or implementation priority schedule relative to Gutenberg Docs. We worked with the Gutenberg Docs team in order to relay this feedback. The Gutenberg Docs team has this in progress.

Multiple Teams: We actively solicited feedback from a number of different teams and people on what they desire in terms of docs, changes, etc.

Resources Aggregation: Concepts were discussed to aggregate resources and resource links with a more streamlined interface (ideas relative to bridging the gap between resources located in many different places).

Further discussed Experts vs. Content relative to enhancements to new coming content and the recently migrated content, which was a concept already raised in Docs team meetings.

We edited a number of docs and welcomed several new participants! This included a review of the recently migrated HelpHub items. Thank you to @SallyinStC for working hard on providing feedback to the migration list.

Handbook: We attempted to request feedback on our Handbook from multiple people.

All in all, this was a very successful endeavor. We ended up putting the bulk of our time resources into high level discussion for future concepts and planning and balanced this with additional hands on article and review work.

We’re very grateful for everyone that helped organize, came out to help, came by to offer input and who we were able to network with in order to make the most of this day!

Gutenberg Dev Docs: Call for Contributions

With the release of WordPress 5.0 and the new Gutenberg block editor, there are many changes in WordPress for users and developers alike.

For developers in particular, the changes are dramatic. As such, we also have a lot of new documentation to create: and we need your help!

If you’re a developer and have spent time working with Gutenberg, this is your time to shine. We’re looking for contributions in a few specific areas.


Most of the requests we get are “how do I do X?”, so we are looking for code examples and “micro-tutorials” that can help developers solve these questions and integrate with Gutenberg.

Contributions here are ideally in the form of a single markdown file, with at least a few hundred words that describe the problem and walk users through the solution, with complete code examples. They should link out to the relevant API documentation (where it exists) or to other areas of the handbook that offer further context.

A few ideas for contributions include…

  • How to register a sidebar plugin
  • How you might use InnerBlocks
  • How you could port a custom metabox to a custom sidebar plugin
  • How to trigger a modal
  • How to write block attributes to post_meta
  • How to use the color HOCs and components in your blocks
  • How to filter specific areas of the editor (especially panels in the document settings sidebar)
  • How to filter the available blocks in the editor
  • How to use the data module to retrieve post data within a custom component

Package documentation

Gutenberg is built with a collection of npm packages. Some of these packages have great documentation in their READMEs, but others don’t. This is another great way to contribute: choose a package, and improve the README in a pull request on the GitHub repo.

Each README should include:

  1. Installation instructions (most have this already!)
  2. General/basic usage instructions
  3. Function documentation, if applicable
  4. Links to other documentation that might be relevant/helpful

Component documentation

The new editor also leverages Components to build the user interface. These are provided inside the @wordpress/components package. Each component should have its own README that contains:

  1. Basic usage example
  2. “Dos and Don’ts” of how to use the component correctly (from a UX perspective)
  3. Attribute documentation

This GitHub gist is a template that you can use as the basis for your own component documentation.

Other options

Although these are our highest priority items, they are by no means the only ways you can contribute. The “Documentation” label on GitHub offers many more ideas. Picking a ticket and writing the documentation to solve the issue is a great way to contribute.

We’re all committed to making Gutenberg documentation the best on the web. Thanks so much for your interest, and we hope you’ll also consider joining our weekly meeting in #docs in Slack at 18:00 UTC!

Agenda for Docs Team Meeting 10 December 2018

The next Documentation Team meeting is scheduled on

Monday, December 10, 2018, 15:00 UTC

in the #docs channel on Slack.

It is right after WCUS so it’s likely we won’t get much attendance. If that happens we’ll have a short meeting and look forward to a bigger update the next one.

Current Projects Updates:

  1. Codex Migration (DevHub) – @atachibana
  2. DevHub – @drewapicture & @coffee2code
  3. HelpHub – @kenshino
  4. Inline Docs – @drewapicture & @atimmer
  5. Gutenberg Handbook – @chrisvanpatten

Open Floor

Feel free to comment if you have items to add to the agenda.

Summary of HelpHub meeting 03 December 2018


@kenshino @atachibana @sergey @mapk @milana_cap @felipeelia @pbiron @abrightclearweb @mkaz @hlashbrooke @clorith @chrisvanpatten

Phase 1 Launch

Phase 1 was softly launched at It was featured in Hugh’s post The Month in WordPress: November 2018 and, thanks to @drewapicture and @mapk, will be mentioned in Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word at WordCamp US coming up this weekend. For State of the Word’s slides (made by @mapk) @atachibana prepared Phase 1 statistics and list of content contributors, while the list of development contributors is prepared by @milana_cap.

Search functionality on doesn’t include new HelpHub articles while it does the old Codex ones – track ticket. This is a big problem and we need to, first and foremost, include HelpHub in search and find a healthy way for smooth shutting down the relevant Codex pages. It was proposed to turn Codex to read-only state, improve the notice to clearly state where new information can be found and then redirect relevant Codex pages to HelpHub ones as Codex is pretty good indexed.

On a matter of naming it’s been decided that we’ll keep HelpHub as a project code name while official name will be “User Docs“. It will stand next to “Forums” and “Developer Docs” in main menu for

All issues for Phase 1 will move to track while for Phase 2 remain on Github. To create new ticket go here: and select “Support Hub” component.

Phase 2

@mapk started with mapping Gutenberg blocks for publishing HelpHub content – github issue. Here’s the demo:

Transcript of meeting can be found here:


Agenda for HelpHub meeting 3 December 2018

Hello all,

Next HelpHub meeting will happen on

Monday, December 3, 2018, 15:00 UTC

We did a quiet soft launch of Phase 1 over the weekend. So this meeting is gonna focus about how we should be stabilishing Phase 1.

  1. Attendance
  2. Phase 1 Launch
  3. Phase 2 discussion
  4. WCUS Contributor Day
  5. AOB

Helpful Links

  • HelpHub Staging –
  • GitHub repo –
  • State of HelpHub (read for Phase 2) –

WordCamp US Contributors Day – input needed!

As most of you probably know, it’s nearly time for WordCamp US again. And with that also comes a Contributors Day! For this day Tom Ford and me will be leading the Documentation table. We want to have something to of course, and for that, we need your help!

Our main objective right now would be to find different topics that would fit into these two sections:

  • Something for experienced contributors to do.
  • Something suitable for newcomers that can easily be learned or picked up.

I’d like input from all of you (preferably on both subjects) with stuff we can do during that day. A soft deadline for that would be in 7 days, on December 5th. I’ll be gone traveling towards Nashville from then on, so I won’t be able to discuss or ask questions easily for a couple of days. A hard deadline would be on the morning of the actual Contributors Day.

Hopefully, you can come up with some interesting subjects.

Agenda for Gutenberg docs meeting 27 November 2018

Hello all,

Looking forward to another Gutenberg docs meeting today!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 18:00 UTC

Today’s meeting is in #docs in Slack.


  1. Attendance
  2. Status update
    1. User docs coordination
    2. Dev docs coordination
  3. Open floor

Hope to see you in #docs!

Agenda for Docs Team meeting 26 November 2018

The next Documentation Team meeting is scheduled on

Monday, November 26, 2018, 15:00 UTC

in the #docs channel on Slack.

If we do not get any attendance, open floor will be held instead

Current Projects Updates:

  1. Codex Migration (DevHub) – @atachibana
  2. DevHub – @drewapicture & @coffee2code
  3. HelpHub – @kenshino
  4. Inline Docs – @drewapicture & @atimmer
  5. Gutenberg Handbook – @chrisvanpatten

Open Floor

Feel free to comment if you have items to add to the agenda.