Summary of Docs Team Meeting: 7th December 2021


@sukafiai, @estelaris, @mkaz, @atachibana, @kulsum, @mitchblue, @femkreations, @themiked, @milana_cap


  • Meeting Facilitator: @estelaris
  • Note Taker: @sukafia
  • Next Meeting: Tuesday 14 December 2021
  • Next Meeting Facilitator: N/A
  • Next Week: Docs Issue Triage

The meeting started with a warm welcome from @estelaris and the focus was on projects progress, blockers and next steps. Here are the project updates:

Helphub update

@estelaris informed the team that MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. and the design team are working on a full redesign for and that she’ll be working with them to follow the new design style guide for HelpHub.

She mentioned she also needs to do a review on the article-page requirements since some things have changed, e.g feedback at the end of an article: are we still using it or are we expecting users to report feedback in GH?

@femkreations indicated she’ll b collaborating with @estelaris since she’s currently working on moving the technical details from the HelpHub document and updating the articles.

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

@Mkaz reported the primary focus is on WP 5.9 release. He added there’s a lot to do such as tracking the progress of user docs and dev notes.

He mentioned the biggest blocker is that most of the engineers who need to write the Dev Notes are still doing finishing touches around bugs, so haven’t circled back to the docs.

Team handbook

@Mkaz informed the team he and @milana_cap will be having a meeting tomorrow with the Theme’s team to discuss what the docs team can do for the Theme handbook with regards to the upcoming WP 5.9 release and its major change to block themes. He added that anyone who’s interested in joining the meeting should see this thread and pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @milana_cap for an invite.

Docs Style Guide

@estelaris mentioned that applying the new style guide to all previous articles is happening as people including her, @femkreations, etc. are reviewing the articles and adding them to the issue tracker in 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.

It was concluded that whoever is rewriting articles, should apply the style guide and @atachibana and @milana_cap should be contacted for articles reviews.

Open Floor

  • New meeting time@femkreations asked if 14:00-15:00 UTC is a good meeting time for everyone and if members would be open to 15:00-16:00 UTC? Most members indicated that 14:00-15:00 is a good time for them and it was agreed that this should be added to the meeting summary so other members can air their views.
  • New members onboarding@milana_cap asked about the status of the new members onboarding project and @sukafia responded he’ll check with @chaion07 since he’s been absent for a while.
  • Holiday break@estelaris asked if the team will be taking a break during the holidays and @milana_cap responded that this should be discussed in the December 21st meeting.