Meetup Roundup – Sept 5

Add Media in the Codex

@DrewAPicture created a draft of the Codex article we discussed last week for Inserting Media into Posts and Pages. He said he’s still got a bit to do, but it’s looking terrific.  Thanks Drew!

Inline Docs

Lots of focus is on documenting hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same.. @kimparsell and @DrewAPicture will be leading the charge on improving/adding missing functional docs.

Expected @nacin‘s recommended changes into the new php documentation this week.

Inline Docs Standards

@DrewAPicture reported that he and @kimparsell also finalized(ish) the PHP inline documentation standards.  Also, they’re on fire!

Help with Admin Help Videos

@jazzs3quence, fearless leader of the Admin Help Makers, and @siobhan would love some feedback on the Admin Help videos.

Want to join the Admin Helpers?  Connect with them in #wordpress-sfd on Mondays at 16:30 UTC.


Not much has happened with Handbooks in the past week.  @sewmyheadon will inventory the Theme Dev Handbook and make sure the spreadsheet is updated.  I’ll also look at the Plugin Dev Handbook, but it may take a bit longer.

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 Dev Handbook Needs Help

If someone wishes to volunteer to organize/edit the Plugin Developer Handbook, get in touch with @siobhan or @hanni.

Monthly Docs Improvement Meetups

The Seattle WordPress Meetup is organizing monthly Docs Improvement Meetups where folks get together at a coffee shop in Seattle, get caffeinated, and spend quality time improving WordPress documentation.

I’d love it if other Meetups did the same*, but in the meantime please join the SEA WP MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. remotely on IRC at #wordpress-sfd from 10am – 4pm Pacific Time (17:00 UTC) during any of the upcoming Meetups:

  • Sept 21
  • Oct 20
  • Nov 16
  • Dec 14

*I’ll post here soon on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. about organizing, and encouraging others to participate in, your own local Docs Sprints or Meetups.

For me, having a monthly occasion where writing docs is my sole focus really helps me get something done and focuses my docs efforts.  It’s also great to write with other people close at hand to volley questions, answers, and ideas.

Cheers and have a great weekend!