Summary of Helphub Meeting 14 June


@greensteph @sarassassin @carlalberto @justingreerbbi @normalize @nlarnold1 attended

MigrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. Updates

@normalize is working chiefly on 2 articles and will be re-writing them.

Design Updates

@saraassin and @greensteph has made some wireframes for the WordPress Version Articles at Balsamiq

Some discusssions were made on whether the blog link should be in the listing itself or the link should be contained within the version article. @Kenshino will find out if those blog links are ever used.

Development Updates

@justingreerbbi outlined some of the work he has done including the ‘Suggested Search Results’ dropdown. @Kenshino will push the latest changes to the staging site for everyone to see how the search dropdown will look like to gather feedback.

@nlarnold1 will be working on the backend of the voting functionality while @justingreerbbi will focus on the front end

@justingreerbbi will be adding a function to mass update article read times hooked to 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 activation. This is because there are many articles who do not have read time as they were saved before the plugin existed.

What to do about screenshots that are too large to fit the roughly 650px of max content space we have?

It was decided that Modal popups should be used and Thickbox should be used as a trial as it’s included in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.

How can we automate the creation of WordPress Version Articles in Helphub?

It was decided that such an automation was not needed as creating of a version post type via the ‘Add New’ screen is already vastly shortening the current steps of creating sub pages on Codex and then editing the table listing page to link the sub pages.

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