Docs Chat: May 8, 2014

The weekly chat was held at the new time (17:00 UTC). @sivel and @samuelsidler made the changes to the IRC chat topic and the 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. main page to reflect the new meeting time.

@jerrysarcastic is on a dotorg rotation for 4.0, and will be helping with coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. docs. Welcome back Jerry!

The following is a summary of the other topics discussed:

1. DevHub: There’s been some work done on the code reference theme, including review and inclusion of some work by @trishasalas. Improvements to the search results template are also in progress.

2. Admin Help: The team discussed the user testing results, and started making plans for the next round of tests, using the same starting point (working with themes). They also discovered an interesting limitation in the user testing (soft limit of 15 minutes to complete the task) which they will need to account for in future tests.

3. Handbooks: @samuelsidler posted a summary of the Handbooks chat containing the current status of 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. @sewmyheadon has been working on combining the new Theme Developer Handbook intro (Part 0) with the existing intro, and should finish work on that this week. The Seattle Docs Sprint last weekend had 5 contributors – 3 worked on the Theme Developer Handbook, and 2 worked on the Plugin Developer Handbook.

4. Inline Docs: Hook docs cleanup to improve the code reference continues in #26869. The focus for 4.0 will be improvements to the functional docs in core.

5. Codex Updates for 3.9: We still need help with pages that need to be updated or created. There are some questions about whether the keyboard shortcuts for editing media are working properly.

For anyone unable to attend, you can read the chat log here.