Contributor Handbooks: Schedule

In January, it’ll be time to get started working properly on the handbooks. Start date will be January 7th (since I’m going to be on holiday until then 🙂

Note: we will be looking at other user-focused handbooks to create some time in the new year. If you don’t feel up to pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or theme dev, or don’t fit into the other contributor handbooks, we will find a home for you!

In general, there are people from each of the contributor groups putting together the handbooks. They will help to wrangle content etc. Here’s where we stand at the minute:

The mobile team will be writing the content, and Rachel McCollin is going to help out with editing. They have no content yet 🙁

@ipstenu will ensure that the content is created for the forum moderator handbook.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
Myself, @japh and @danielbachuber and any other volunteers will be working on core. There is a lot of content there already which we can move around, structure, edit, and add more content as needed.

Myself and @DrewApicture will put together the docs handbook. If anyone would like to help please let me know and I’ll add you as an editor.


@vanillalounge has take responsibility for this. He will see if anyone else from polyglots want to be involved.

Theme Review & Events
I’ve not heard too much from them but will update when I do. It looks like events is building their own training materials in any case.

The below schedule is really for Mobile, Core, and Polyglots. Forum Moderator and Docs won’t take all that long so can get started with everyone else and get through it as quickly as they like.

Contributor Handbook Schedule

Jan 7th – 21st Draw up table of contents.
General kick-off discussion, questions etc.
Jan 21st, 2012 Writing: Requirements
February 1st, 2013 Complete: Requirements
Start work on Tools
February 15th, 2013 Complete Tools
Start work on Pathways
February 28th, 2013 Complete Pathways
Start work on Tutorials and Guides
April 12th, 2013 Complete Tutorials and Guides
Start work on References
April 26th Complete Refrences
Start work on Best Practices (am hoping these will be mostly completed already
May 17th, 2103 Complete best practices. Revise, edit, proofread.
May 31st Complete!

Thanks to @nacin for the table!

If you want to organise a documentation sprint around a handbook, either virtually or in person at a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more., that would be great! Just let me know and I’ll help to make it happen.