Docs Chat: Apr. 3, 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 the parser, and has resumed on the code reference theme.

2. Admin Help: @Clorith said the team is still reviewing existing user tests to identify pain points in admin areas that haven’t been updated since the original tests were conducted.

3. Handbooks: @blobaugh is currently reviewing the existing content in 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 Developer Handbook. He also plans to review content in the Codex to see what can be moved over to the handbook. @sewmyheadon wasn’t able to attend the chat, but sent a reminder about this weekend’s Seattle Docs Meetup – Saturday, April 5th at 10am PDT. You can also attend virtually in the #wordpress-sfd IRC channel.

4. Docs Conferences: The list of talks was announced Thursday for Write The Docs NA. Both @siobhan and @DrewAPicture will be speaking – “Writing For Your Other Half” and “Putting the (docs) Cart Before the (standards) Horse“.

5. Miscellaneous:

IRC Chat Times: Please review the listing for your group’s weekly IRC chat to be sure the times are correct. I pulled info from IRC logs and posts on make/docs to make the corrections for the DST changes.

Handbooks Master List: @DrewAPicture asked whether there should be a master list of all the handbooks (coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress./plugin dev/theme dev/team-specific) and who the point of contact for each is. If so, where should that live? The handbooks the Docs team is responsible for are listed in our handbook. It was suggested we could include a list of handbooks available on other Make sites in our handbook, with a link to each handbook and a point of contact.