Summary for Docs team on December 07, 2020


Notetaker: @justinahinon
Facilitator for the next meeting: @chaion07
Next meeting: December 14, 2020
Find the full meeting transcript here.

Project updates

@atachibana shared that contents team are migrating and re-routing Codex to Code Reference, and for this week the progress are: HooksHooks In 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.: 199 of 355 (56.1% ← 43.1%) by @stevenlinx and @collinsmbaka as always. Akira is also working on removing duplicated method information in class references.

@milana_cap called for attention on this post related to the first review of 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 Developer Handbook. Please read and add your feedback in the post comments.

@justinahinon mentioned that he posted the recap as well as the recording of the meeting about 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 documentation restructuring. The post also contains the next steps to move forward on the project.

@bph shared that all tasks are assigned for the WordPress 5.6 update (released on December 08), and that the team working on them.

New Member Mentoring

@tacitonic shared that 6 people have joined the docs channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at since the previous meeting.

Monthly Coffee Break

The team is still planning this month coffee break. If you want to facilitate or participate, please leave a comment on this post.

New Meeting Times and Holiday Planning for Docs Team

New meetings time and holiday planning for the documentation team are published here: Feel free to comment if you have anything to bring to the team attention about this topic.

Google Season of Docs 2020

@tacitonic shared the updates about this project:

@dmivelli mentioned that her works on Google Season of Docs is officially done. She completed the project report and is now working on the evaluations. She is also planning to review pillars and categorizations starting next week and will provide updates in upcoming meeting project updates section.

Clarification about the use of 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. by WordPress plugins and themes

This comment by @tbenyons about the documentation about the use of GPL within the WordPress project was brought to the attention. @themiked is reaching out to @ipstenu to have more information about WordPress project legal contacts.