Virtual WordPress Documentation Sprints

We now have two monthly WordPress Documentation Sprints that everyone in the community can take part in.

Documentation Sprint Dates


In person: If you’re in the Seattle area, you can join us and nerd out on docs in public at a local coffee shop. Check the meetup site or dates listed above for location details.

Online: If you’re bashful, or simply outside of the Seattle area, you can simply logon to the IRC channel at #wordpress-sfd and participate from anywhere.  A few of these dates are currently virtual-only.

How You Can Participate

What We’re Working On

We’re working hard to make progress on both the Theme Developer Handbook and Plugin Developer Handbook, but there are other projects that can also use help.

If you’d like to help out with writing or editing the Handbooks, please review the following resources first:

  • WordPress Style Guide – easy guide to help you to create very usable, consistent documentation.
  • Handbook Tutorial Template – a starter template with typical sections in a good tutorial document.
  • Tutorial Example – Where possible (and relevant) please write things as a tutorial, as opposed to just explanation. This Child Themes page is a good example because it opens by explaining child themes and then gives a tutorial about how to create one. This helps users understand and gives them practical steps to follow.

It’s Not Just Writing

So what if you don’t like writing? We need plenty of help with other things like:

  • Copy editing
  • Screenshots
  • Code examples

You volunteer the time and we’ll find something you can do to help.

Getting Started

Once you show up, or login to IRC, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @sewmyheadon (Eric Amundson), @awoods (Andrew Woods), or another member of the Docs Team if you need something to work on, help getting started, need document reviews, or have any questions.

We’ll have an updated list of things people can work on and will be providing direction and help getting started.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the next Docs Sprint!

P.S. If these days and times aren’t convenient, consider organizing your own local Docs Sprint.

#meetup, #sprint