Welcome to the official home of the WordPress documentation team.
This team is responsible for coordinating all documentation initiatives around WordPress, including the Codex (moving to HelpHub and DevHub), handbooks, parts of developer.wordpress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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. https://wordpress.org/, admin help, inline docs, and other general wordsmithing across the WordPress project.
Want to get involved?
There are many ways in which you can help the Docs team. Every small contribution counts and helps! You can report an issue or typo you found in the docs, or even help us write new documentation for parts that are still missing. These are some helpful links to find out more about what we do and how to collaborate:
Block Editor Handbook: An overview of documentation contributions of BlockBlockBlock 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 / GutenbergGutenbergThe 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
Documentation Issue Tracker on GitHub: Submit any DevHub/HelpHub/”Doc Team Handbook” Docs-related issue on GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/.
Join our discussions of documentation issues here on the blog and on Slack.
@atachibana reported that for the migrationMigrationMoving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. and re-routing of Codex to Code Reference for Functions, 1033 of 1070 (96.5% <- 95.5%) pages have been completed. He thanked @stevenlinx for the contribution with open tickets. He also mentioned that we have to wait until version 5.5 release and enhancement of document fixes to Code Reference for 100%.
@makewebbetter offered to volunteer for working on migrating hooksHooksIn WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same..
@bph updated on the Bee-Docs (BlockBlockBlock 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 End-user):
@tacitonic has been reviewing posts with new contributors.
We are looking at WordPress.comWordPress.comAn online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ to fill gaps in WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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. https://wordpress.org/ documentation
The TrelloTrelloProject management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board finds more usage now that we have more team members on board.
@collinsmbaka will connect with the coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-editors regarding plans for Hulu and Photobucket embeds blocks, if they are abandoned or if we should file issues for them.
WordPress 5.5 is coming fast now. GutenbergGutenbergThe 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/pluginPluginA 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party versions 8.5 and lower will come to core. Including the import button for external images. So we can keep drafting and collaborating on Google Docs and copy/paste for publishing. The button appears on each image block, and just needs click to get the image into the media library of wordpress.org
Also shared the betaBetaA pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process.-tester plugin with the team in case they want to do some peek preview. We’ll keep and eye out for the denotes, too.
good news/bad news: We ran out of tasks for new contributors:
Homework for next week for all: thinking about new tasks for new contributors early wins.
The Bee-Docs team meets each Monday at 14:00 UTC in the #meta-helphub channel over Slack.
@Prubhtej_9 reported that he completed the Scribd block editor documentation earlier that week & thanked @tacitonic for reviewing the doc.
Anyone with a WordPress.org username can propose the link (as equivalent to anyone with a WordPress.org account can edit Codex). We could have a Google form or airtable or something similar. They need to fill out following fields (all mandatory):
Placement link at wp.org (where this external link should be added to)
Short description (why this link is a good fit)
Consent (“I read the external linking policy rules…” checkbox)
If the proposed domain name appears to not follow the rules 3 times, the domain name gets on the “banned” list.
To make the review process less confusing, we can prepare the set of questions to which all answers have to be “yes” in order to allow a link.
3 members of docs team completes a review (to avoid bias)
The review results are published on #docs team blog
domain name gets 5 links approved get the “trusted” status and we add them to the public list of trusted resources
If one allowed external link gets changed after being approved in a way that is against the rules, all links from that domain get removed, domain name loses its “trusted” status (with possibility to land on “banned” list perhaps?)
The Rules: (Brainstorming Ideas)
The content (article/tutorial) must not include any plugin, theme, service (hosting and similar) that is not bundled with WordPress clean install (which can be downloaded at WordPress.org)
The content, in its entirety or parts, must not be behind the payment or any sort of compensation from the reader (like, share etc)
The page where the content is can not contain visible ads for paid products and services (link in menu is OK but banners are not)
@kenshino suggested When people submit links, one of 2 things can happen
The link is added directly
The content is copied because it’s really good and they get attributed
The discussion centered from trusted links to commercial blogs, tutorials, promoting products, banners, attribution and even GPLGPLGPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. licensing.
@chaion07 reported that he’s still in the process of writing a p2 post, which he had volunteered for. @sukafia is assisting with the p2 post.
Google Season of Docs
@Kenshino(jon) suggested that the ‘Documentation Team’ badge be given to the selected Technical Writers and Mentors for Google Season of Docs. He also mentioned that @ChloéBringmann along with the Mentors are finalizing the selection of the Technical Writers which needs to be reviewed by Google as well.
@tacitonic reported that @Lucila Stancatohad contacted him regarding the following matter:https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RP4WU5/p1594123868113500
@chaion07 offered to make a specific Meeting Summary and Meeting Agenda Document Template in Google Docs so that anyone as a New Contributor can find a direct guideline to assist with the Note taking process & requested to write a p2 post for the same.
@kenshino(jon) also reported that he had shut down the wp-helphub.com server.