Docs Meetup Roundup – Nov 7, 2013

Sorry for the late post, folks. Here’s a rundown of what happened in last Thursday’s Docs Chat:

1. Docs chat time updated

Since Daylight Savings is over, we’re now meeting weekly at 17:00 UTC, which is still 9am Pacific.

2. Docs Issue Tracker Mockups

@sams posted mockups of the Docs Issue Tracker and would like more feedback.

3. Docs Sprints

Last 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. on Nov 2 was productive and we have another coming up Saturday November 16th, for those who can join in person or via IRC.

4. Theme Dev HB Opening

@sams and @sewmyheadon discussed creating a new intro for the Theme Dev Handbook that gets the reader right into a theme from the start. A very basic theme that we can use to illustrate the principles of theme dev. This will give the reader a gentler intro into each main aspect of theme development, and allow us to setup the rest of the more in-depth content.

Right now, the Handbook contains a lot of useful info, but needs to be tailored to getting new developers up-to-speed quickly without overwhelming them with jargon or specifics.

@sewmyheadon will work on this intro for now.

5. Theme & 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 HB Spreadsheets Revamped – need %

@sams revamped the spreadsheets we’re using to catalog the Handbook development progress. There’s now a % column, which we’re using to put our best guess of percentage completion for each page. So, if you’re working on either handbook, please enter in numbers for the pages that you touch, so we can get a better overall estimate of Handbook progress.

6. Inline Docs

Inline Docs posted a status update post, which prompted some new patch contributions.

As of the meeting, the stats are:

  • Total: 185 files,
  • Completed: 92 files (49.72%);
  • In progress: 32 files;
  • Available to claim: 61 files.

7. DevHub

Is in active development now.