Summary for Docs Team Meeting June 29, 2021



@milana_cap, @ashiquzzaman@atachibana, @mburridge @mkaz@femKreations, @tacitonic, @kmhazari @chaion07, @joyously @themiked, @manzwebdesigns 

Where: #docs channel on Slack

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Meeting Facilitator: @ashiquzzaman

Note Taker: @femKreations

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Project Updates

Doc update for 5.8 update release

Update from @milana_cap:  WordPress 5.8 release cycle today enters Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 phase. This means that all dev notes and field guides should be published today (June 29, 2021). Once that’s done the doc team will move on to updating DevHub and HelpHub. @femKreations is currently working on the HelpHub updates, hence a lot of HelpHub is ready.

The doc team also has a new 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 activated at HelpHub and DevHub, which allows the documentation team to edit already published posts and pages and schedule changes for later date while existing content is intact.

Update from @tacitonic:  No new updates for the Style Guide. Currently working on the article for C.

New Member Mentoring

Update from @chaion07:  A schedule is being prepared to support the onboarding of new members. A link to the form will be shared in a blog post (P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at for the convenience of everyone. The team is aiming to start in early July.

Monthly Coffee Break: Also for Docs Coffee Break The team is unlikely to have one for June due to the unavailability of coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. members and a lot of contributors struggling to find time due to COVID.

@mburridge will be working with @chaion07 for guidance and mentoring to get started with contributing to the docs team.

Audit Tool Proposal Update (proposed by the Training Team)

@courane01 and @milana_cap have a meeting scheduled on Friday, July 2. 2021 to review how the docs audit HelpHub/DevHub currently and collect the feature requests for the audit plugin/tool. Also to be determined what in the tool would benefit the docs workflows.

DevHub & HelpHub updates

@justinahinon’s raised few questions on DevHub:

  • Is there a reason why the 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. APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. documentation is hosted on Codex (, and not on DevHub?
  • It seems like API documentation could benefit from some improvements, by adding examples, use cases, and endpoints, for example. But it also seems like some of these are intentionally not documented because they are not meant to be used by third parties. Is this the case, and if yes, where should we look to find what should not be documented?

@milana_cap suggested discussing this with the #meta team and see if there’s a good place for such documentation.@atachibana suggested Common API Handbooks to add the API documentation. @milana_cap and @atachibana agreed that adding the API documentation to the Common API Handbooks would be confusing.

@femKreations will continue working on the HelpHub

Doc Team is looking for 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 Docs Project Lead. @mburridge has shown interest and would consider the role after onboarding.

Update from @milana_cap The categorization of support articles is still in progress. @estelaris is working on the site search and it will be done soon.

Open Floor

@joyously asked about the categorization of support articles?

@milana_cap commented that it’s still in progress.