Docs Chat: July 31, 2014

The following is a summary of the topics discussed:

1. DevHub: @samuelsidler said more progress was made. @coffee2code is in the process of committing new stuff, including the mods to selectively enable the handbooks (with necessary tweaks and fixes), along with fixes for #437 (Make watch/unwatch a post action link rather than a widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.), #439 (add handbook name to the top of handbook pages), and #436 (remove “Flag Unresolved” from handbook pages). He’s also done some initial work on example voting. @siobhan and @samuelsidler are discussing the best way to get general (non-typo) feedback, such as how the site functions, new features, etc. (7/29/2014 chat log)

2. Handbooks: The 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. Vancouver 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. had 6 people focusing on the handbooks. Most of them worked on the Theme Developer Handbook, but a couple worked on 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. @blobaugh and @sewmyheadon send a huge thank you to the WordCamp Vancouver contributors! We also discussed the internal links in both handbooks. Currently there are a lot of links to existing Codex pages that will need to be changed to internal links in the handbooks, and the Codex pages redirected. A full review of all links will take place once the handbooks are migrated to DevHub, and necessary changes made at that time. (7/30/2014 chat log)

3. Seattle Docs Sprint: @sewmyheadon said the next WordPress Docs Sprint is Saturday, August 2, 2014 (today!) at 10am PDT in Seattle. The focus will continue to be on both developer handbooks. Contributors can also participate virtually in the #wordpress-sfd IRC channel.

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