Docs Chat: May 1, 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: The new code reference is now live. The team is working on code reference improvements, and work continues on the handbook theme 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.

2. Admin Help: @Clorith said the team is moving forward with user testing, having users do goal-oriented tasks which focus on one area of the admin at a time to identify specific pain points. The test site uses real data provided by @jazzs3quence. He also represented the team at Tuesday’s Featured Plugin meeting.

3. Weekly Chat Time: I asked whether we should change the weekly docs chat to an earlier time on Thursday that would be more convenient for team members to attend the meeting. Discussion will continue in a separate post.

4. Handbooks: We had a new handbook contributor join the chat. @topher1kenobe worked with @siobhan at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Austin’s contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus., getting set up to work on the handbooks. He also talked with @blobaugh about working on the Plugin Developer Handbook.