Summary for HelpHub meeting 6 May 2019


@kenshino @milana_cap @atachibana @mkaz @kartiks16 @SallyinStC @felipeelia @tomf @kafleg @ibdz attended

Phase 1.5 – Development

@milana_cap outlined some VVV (local development tool) issues with Ubuntu 14.04 hitting end of life (EOL). It’s not absolutely a blocker to continue contribution work but it isn’t ideal.

@milana_cap also outlined 2 items that should receive a decision so that development work can start on it (small pieces)


A bug scrub was conducted on April 26 and the notes are available here –

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

@atachibana announces that migration of Phase 2 content is 100% complete.

@naomibush helped to transfer 19 Version (WordPress version notes) pages at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Atlanta, where she was leading the Doc team’s 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. table.

@justinahinon added 4 new 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. editor pages based on classic editor docs.

As also discussed in the last Docs Team meeting, we’re shifting focus on the content front to doing redirections.

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. Developer Handbook

While not related to HelpHub, we also talked about the Gutenberg Dev handbooks that are being migrated to DevHub ( 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.

@mkaz outlined the following tasks that need to be done to release the handbook to the public

  1. Merge final PRs
  2. Publish to DevHub
  3. Confirm everything looks good
  4. Work with #meta to add redirects and disable previous auto-sync
  5. Confirm all looks good over week or two and rename to have just one manifest and retire old handbook

HelpHub Localisation

There have been technical suggestions from the 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 I think we’re going to wrap up on what the Community and Docs team suggest as a first step.

We haven’t done that officially but I think we’re still going to recommend setting up the HelpHub 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 on Rosetta sites (other handbook CPT for community team) so that people can actually translate content right away.

If GlotPress becomes the tool we can use for long form translation, we can shift back to it when needed

You can read a transcript of the meeting at