AH-O₂ Update (the project formerly known as Admin Help) — 9 December, 2013

The Plan

  • We’re going to shoot for WordPress 4.0.
  • I am going to implement a release schedule and base our schedule on 3.9, however, we’re going to shoot for a 6 week cycle (ideally leaving time for testing). I’ll post the schedule but it will be subject to change.
  • I am going to make an announcement/call for devs post on make/coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.

Stuff that needs to be done

This is the more immediate stuff that we need to take care of:

  • @ninnypants’ tooltips and other js stuff needs to be finalized, tested, merged into the main github repo
  • admin help overview needs to be implemented. this uses the usermeta setting to determine whether to display the help overview and js from @ninnypants’ repo to feed the content into the spaces. but the spaces need to be there for the content. @trishasalas and @nlarnold1 and @jazzs3quence would like to start looking at this
  • once the overview container is created and works, we will need content to feed into it
  • likewise with the tooltips, once the js is done, we will need content to send to those to make sure they work
  • once these things are in some kind of working order, I will upload 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/

@ninnypants’ repo is here https://github.com/ninnypants/WordPress-Admin-Help/tree/core_js main repo is https://github.com/jazzsequence/WordPress-Admin-Help

After we push the plugin to wp.org, the plan is to do weekly updates to the plugin from the githubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repo(s) after the meeting (assuming things have been done to the codebase).

Admin Help is now AH-O2

“Breathing new life into admin help!”

…so yeah, we have a codename.

(Tentative) Schedule

  • December 12 — target release date for 3.8
  • January 6 — target date for tasks above to be completed, and AH-O2 to be added to WordPress.org/plugins
  • February 3 — (tentative) target date for first AH-O2 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process.
  • Sometime in the future — WordPress 3.9 is released
  • Sometime after that — WordPress 4.0 is released (hopefully with AH-O2)

(this schedule will be updated/changed as we know more about the release schedule for 3.9 in advance of 4.0)

Props to @nlarnold1 for joining us today and being willing to dive in.

#admin-help, #ah-o2