Docs Chat: May 15, 2014

Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting on Thursday.

The following is a summary of the topics discussed.

1. DevHub: Work continues on moving the parser out of alpha. @siobhan posted a list of the project’s current priorities/issues, along with a list of other issues that need to be resolved. There are also several MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets open. If you are interested in helping out, you can attend the weekly chat on Tuesdays at 19:00 UTC.

2. Admin Help: @trishasalas stepped down as project lead, and @Clorith will be the lead moving forward. The weekly chat discussion included user testing and other options for identifying problem areas for users.

3. Handbooks: @blobaugh posted a summary of the Handbooks chat, along with 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 will be wrapping up work on the new Theme Developer Handbook intro this coming week. Contributors are still needed for both handbooks, so if you’re interested, please attend the weekly chat on Wednesdays at 21:00 UTC.

4. Reserved Terms: We discussed how to resolve #27962. There needs to be a generic, top-level reserved terms list somewhere in the Codex/handbooks. Right now, the only place that list appears is in the register_taxonomy() Codex page, and is hard for developers to find. We discussed where such information would be on DevHub – a general, best practices area for developers, or in one (or both) of developer handbooks. Several options were suggested. For now, we decided to do a Codex page so the Trac ticket can be closed. @trishasalas volunteered to take responsibility for completing that task.

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