Summary for Docs Team Meeting: July 27, 2020


@atachibana @marcio-zebedeu @sukafia @milana_cap @chaion07 @bph @ibdz @collinsmbaka @estelaris @crstauf  @themiked @kenshino @prubhtej @tacitonic @lvg2013 @softservenet @b-07 @glorialchemica @khushbu1983 @kafleg @fierevere @mohitmishra @darkog


You can find the Agenda here.

Notetaker: @b-07

Notes Reviewed by: @collinsmbaka and @tacitonic

Facilitator: @tacitonic

Facilitator for Next Meeting: @tacitonic

Follow the meeting on the Slack channel for Docs

Project Updates

@atachibana: For re-routing of Codex to Code Reference, 1049 of 1070 (98.0% <- 97.1%) Function pages have been completed.

@stevenlinx & @collinsmbaka are processing complex cases with opened tickets.

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 End-User Documentation (BEEDocs):

@collinsmbaka: Published issuu, crowdsignal, and reverbnation blocks & reviewed the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: board.

@tacitonic: Arranged the task list spreadsheet priority-wise, got in touch with the contributors who have claimed blocks but are not worked upon.

@bph: Started looking at An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. 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. documentation to see what can be ‘harvested’, reviewed contributors documents, in the works and already published, with @atachibana worked on Block Directory documentation, started on a third worksheet in our spreadsheet with WordPress 5.5 and more task listing: BlockPattern, Image Editing, Block Directory.

@khushbu1983: Published articles reviewed by @tacitonic from spreadsheet.

External Linking Policy

@milana_cap reported that she didn’t manage to do anything new on this agenda. But she’ll be sharing Google docs soon with this so we all can comment and join the discussion. She also mentioned that the team is trying to change the strategy because it’s impossible to label websites as “commercial” and “personal” only. So they’ll focus on the license, which has to be compatible with GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license 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. 2+.

New Member Mentor Training

@Prubhtej provided a new member update: 4 new members joined docs last week; docs has added 33 new members for July. @sukafia mentioned that most of the new members joined last week came from other teams to ask specific questions. @softservenett has written a post for the docs channel extension:

Monthly Coffee Break

The July Coffee Break is set for this Thursday (July 30) at 1500 UTC.

Google Season of Docs 2020

@kenshino reported that they’re still evaluating proposals. The deadline for evaluating the proposals is 28th July. 

Open Floor

@bph mentioned that the next Block Editor Enduser documentation team meeting will be on August 10. 

@themiked mentioned that he’s concerned about the way of doing the ‘keep the content promotion free’ part. He also mentioned that defining content and promotion is going to be a challenge and he’s looking forward to seeing the first draft. 

Please feel welcome to suggest revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. in the comments.

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