Summary for HelpHub Meeting 8 April 2019


@kenshino, @atachibana, @softservenet, @milana_cap, @bph, @subrataemfluence, @aion11, @kartiks16, @makewebbetter, @fitehal, @immeet94, @felipeelia, @casiepa

Development Phase 1.5

Until 5.2 is out @clorith is going to be busy with Health Check 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, after which we are planning to re-activate bugscrubs. Meanwhile, all Phase 1.5 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. issues have to be checked, valid ones sent to metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team and invalid ones closed. Kartik Shukla volunteered to help @milana_cap with this.

Time and date for a temp bugscrub will be published soon.

Content Phase 1.5

Almost all Release Notes (Version Page) were migrated to HelpHub.
Thank you @kartiks16, @thompsqj, @jarretc, @subrataemfluence, @audrasjb

Now we are transferring Codex pages to matched HelpHub Page. Refer below spreadsheet and click below tab. Stats are bottom of the each sheet.

@atachibana will follow up with @iviolini about the archive page for the Release Notes.

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

Besides explanation for each blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience., we are missing some basic end user Gutenberg docs. @atachibana will write call for help with this. Here is a document with comments on existing classic editor docs:

We will keep these pages and create new ones for block editor.

HelpHub Localisation

Technical discussion going on here:

Anyone with some tech capabilities or an understanding of the needs of Docs (HelpHub) is welcome to chime in.

HelpHub & Docs Badges

General agreement is published here:

We still need to define details: the amount of contribution needed for Contributor badge, 2 months active contribution (leading a project or part of it) for Team badge, a way we select if multiple people are willing to lead same project or feature..

Docs Contributor badge should be specific for people who write Docs for HelpHub / DevHub or maybe the Docs Handbook. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Inline Docs should get the Core Contributor Badge (this is the current case). If you’ve written code for HelpHub or DevHub – you should get the Meta Contributor badge.

@kenshino will write a separate p2 post about this as soon as @atachibana evaluate the amount of contribution needed for Contributor badge.

Google Season of Docs

If you’d like to volunteer as a mentor, please comment on this post


@casiepa raised a question about documenting APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.. He created meta ticket for creating another DevHub handbook where docs for all WordPress APIs will live.

You can read a transcript of the meeting at