Summary for Docs Team Meeting on 28 September 2020


@justinahinon, @milana_cap, @dianamivelli,  @chaion07, @crstauf@tacitonic@bph@sukafia, Leslie Liszcz, @softservenet, @paaljoachim, @yui, @fahimmurshed, @tjnowell, @bizanimesh, @kartiks16, @kulsumsiddique 

Thanks to @chaion07 for Facilitating the Meeting.

Notetaker & Facilitator Selection

Notetaker: We could use a few volunteers to take notes for our weekly meetings. If you want to help then please comment here or let us know during our meetings.

Facilitator for the next meeting: @justinahinon

Next Meeting: 5 October 2020

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Project updates

@milana_cap recorded a video about setting up a local HelpHub for development and will upload it to the GDrive.

@bph inform us that the bee-docs team is getting all existing pages to 5.5 state.

  • WordPress 5.5 – 35
  • WordPress 5.4 – 12
  • WordPress 5.3 – 2
  • WordPress 5.0 – 17
  • Pre WordPress 5.0 – 3

For the external linking policy we need to:

  • list all the 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 handbook external links
  • define safe 5-10 links
  • remove the rest

The new member mentor team welcomed 4 new members: @Christopher Chism, @Veraleee, @Christian Martin, and @Akin Ocak.

We had the Monthly Coffee Break Zoom call last week, 4 members attended.

Updates on the Google Season of Docs 2020 projects:

@tacitonic reported this week:

  • I’ve completed the Document Guidelines section, with the exception of External Sources. I’ll write that after a final policy has been established.
  • Currently working on the Language and Grammar section.
  • I update my progress in the README file daily:
  • The location for the Style Guide is yet to be determined. I was thinking about a simple URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL similar to

@dianamivelli begun working on the 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. for the classification project and will start tracking progress and content in that repository. In the meantime, @estelaris will open a ticket to move the repository to WordPress.

Open Floor

Last week, @joyously mentioned that the page on how to contribute to the block editor was difficult to find. There was a discussion and as a quick fix, the team agreed to upload a link to the welcome box.

The team is asking the team reps to decide where will be the best place to add that link for easy finding. @milana_capsuggested a sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. with all the “Get Start” links and are waiting for response from @kenshinoand @atachibana.

Our band is growing, as suggested by @milana_cap we are listing the musicians in our team.