Summary for Docs Team meeting 17 December 2018


@kenshino @milana_cap @atachibana @michelebutcher-jones @softservenet @felipeelia @abrightclearweb @chrisvanpatten @joyously @daveryan attended

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

This is still on halt as efforts are still on HelpHub to deal with the launch that happened in early December.

The same content contributors are now moving in sync towards the project that requires immediate attention.


The project did a soft launch on 1 December 2018 to ensure that GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. Docs would have a permanent spot to stay in when WordPress 5.0 launches.

HelpHub’s home page

It has been raised that HelpHub’s home page is too strikingly similar in design to the forums’ homepage. (i.e. 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

After a small discussion, it’s been suggested that this to be raised with the support team to see if they feel the same.

@joyously has been asked to assist with this.

Content Migration

The content readiness check of Phase 1’s content migration (113 of the top pages of Codex) is almost done and will be finished before the next meeting.

This effort is detailed at

Blog Post & Future Plans

@kenshino is working on a blog post to be posted on’s News page and a separate more detailed writeup on Make / Docs

  1. General direction and explanation of HelpHub which would be great for end users (on
  2. Actual plans and details e.g. how we’re looking to handle translations etc (on

Gutenberg Docs

@daveryan and @chrisvanpatten are consolidating materials generated at the 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. of WCUS and will present updated plans for Gutenberg docs.

This was later posted here –

It does bring to the question as well on how we’d retain docs that pertain to before and after 5.0

@abrightclearweb also asked about definitive names to describe different areas of Gutenberg. This is something that wasn’t solidified yet at meeting time and will require documenting before useful help articles can be written consistently.

E.g. Writing a blog post would be a very different HelpHub article for 4.9 and 5.0


@softservenet and @wizzard_ represented us on WCUS and their experience is detailed here –

We didn’t manage to get to talk about DevHub or Inline Docs effort because the key project leads were travelling out after WCUS.

If you would like to read the meeting in full via Slack logs, it’s here –