Summary for Helphub Meeting 24 May


@greensteph @justingreerbbi @hardeepasrani @carlalberto @Kenshino @normalize @geoffreyshilling attended

Search Functionality

After some discussion, the search functionality would take direction from the Amazon system and suggest possible articles

If a user search’s “Installing”, autocomplete will present
Installing a Theme
Installing a 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
*Advanced Topics*: Installing Cache
*Setup Up WordPress*: Installing WordPress

Search results though need to be targeted and concise so it does not overwhelm the user.

The possibility of tracking data on articles such as views / votes may allow us to build a self learning search system was floated.

Custom Widgets for Helphub Front Page

An issue will be created on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. to discuss the creation of a custom widgets for the 6 Article Listing sections on the front page.

Helphub Development & Temporary MigrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. Site has been made public so that development progress can be easily seen and that entry barrier to volunteer to help would be lowered. @Kenshino will make more frequent pushes from Github to to more accurate reflect the progress made by the team

Theme Handbook and Overlapping Articles

We arrived at a decision on not deleting articles that the theme handbook already covers, instead we will keep a keen eye on what content we are presenting (it should adhere to our categories and personas), and edit it to not to become developer heavy. When it does lead to that (being developer focused), we should put in a link to the theme handbook.

Use the CodeHighlighter

Use the Code Higlighter to make code more read-able. This also makes the article a little less ‘documentation’ like and more help article like. To highlight code with a beautiful syntax, use the shortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. ‘code’ – see this article for a guide and a full listing of options.


@nlarnold1 has rejoined the team and will be helping with both development and content migration.

Read the meeting transcript in the Slack archives. (A Slack account is required)