Summary for HelpHub Meeting 9 August


@greensteph @anevins @atachibana @danhgilmore @sarassasin @sergey @carlalberto @cristiano.zanca @normalize @wizzard_ @Kenshino @hardeepasrani @bravokeyl 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 checking through all his code examples to ensure that they adhere to our styling guidelines

@atachibana has recently brushed up some articles he is in charge of and has done further changes to his helphub-codex-other-language-links 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.

Design Updates

A discussion regarding the feedback/comment box and the voting functionality. We arrived at a direction but have not made a decision. The decision will be made pending a wireframe by @greensteph

  1. There will definitely be a comment box for free text if an user down-votes an article. We want to know why the article did not help them. The end goal is to help improve the articles.
  2. In order to make replies more standardised and possibly path the road towards automation, the comment box may be preceded by a dropdown with pre-defined replies
  3. Possible automations (now or in the future) can be made in such a way that multiple down votes or similar pre-defined replies will trigger a flag. We’re concerned that the comment/feedback box may become unwatched and/or unmanageable.

@greensteph is working on expanding the style guide

Development Updates

@carlalberto will be working on the Table of Contents functionality (at time of writing, Carl has already submitted a pull request)

Project Discussions

@Kenshino pointed out that we should not end up having a URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL such as; our use of article titles, slugs and terms need to be revised. We’re afterall on 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. and can do without repeating WordPress so many times.

There is also an excessive use of terms in the article categories taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. We originally started out with 6 but somehow have 31 or so categories right now.

As we reached the 1 hour mark, we have postponed the rest of the discussions to the next meeting 16 August.

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