Docs Chat: Mar. 20, 2014

Thank you to everyone who came. For anyone unable to attend, you can read the logs here.

The following is a summary of the topics that were discussed.

1. DevHub: Work continues on fixing parser-related issues. @siobhan posted on Make/Core, looking for volunteers to help with the parser and the handbook theme. If you would like to work on the project, leave a comment on the Make/CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. post, or come to the weekly IRC chat on Tuesdays at 19:00 UTC.

2. Admin Help: @trishasalas said the group’s current focus is on discovering what problems users are currently having, and addressing those with appropriate solutions. @designsimply has agreed to help with user testing. The team will start with a few simple tests, and see what those reveal. They are compiling a list of tasks to be used during testing. If you would like to be part of the effort, please attend the weekly meeting on Mondays at 18:30 UTC. (3/17/2014 team meeting summary)

3. Handbooks: I asked @samuelsidler when the Theme Developer and 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 Developer handbooks would be moved over to DevHub. He said he wasn’t sure, but there are some encoding issues that may require them to be moved manually. @siobhan said it was important to retain the contributor information to be used on the Credits page for each handbook.

4. WordPress Core Style Guide: Fred Clay Meyer and @joshlevinson attended the meeting to discuss their proposal for a WordPress Core Style Guide. Discussion centered around how they could best present their ideas to the core team to begin the discussion. The team suggested that Fred put together a proposal to present at a core dev chat after 3.9 is released.