Admin Help: 4 November, 2013

The Verify test is now showing an even number of votes for tooltips vs. modals. @trishasalas has repoened the test and we’ll see if more votes roll in. For now, we’ll try to pursue both paths and do functionality tests when the 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 is ready.

(Test is here:

Some add-ons to jquery-ui haven’t yet been included in @helen’s jquery-ui style guide, one of which being tooltips, so there isn’t a specific guide to go off from that without submitting a pull request. Not much has been done in that department, yet.

@ninnypants will be around to help with dev stuff.

@trishasalas is going to look at the existing help documentation and figure out what we can use and what would need to be refined/changed as we work towards the general first time overview at the top of the page and the individual help topics (in tooltips or modals). It will probably be a combination of pulling things from existing help and pushing them into one of those two places.

Initial Development

Main objectives right now are to:

  • try to use existing functions/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. to pull in current help documentation

(this will allow us to use those things for the overview)

  • add new user profile options which will control turning on/off the new help features

Once we have these things, we can start to fine tune stuff. Right now, tooltips can just be dummy text and the existing help content can (ideally) become the page overview help box.

Daylight Savings Time happened so our UTC time has changed. Next week’s meeting will be next Monday 17:30 UTC.