Summary of Docs team meeting Apr 5, 2022

Housekeeping

Project updates

WordPress 6.0 End User Documentation 

@bph created a list of changes coming to WordPress 6.0 that would need End-User Documentation. She is waiting for the 13.0 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party release happening on Friday 4/8 and the walk-through before completing the list and setting priorities. Currently, some of the sections are not fully curated and some PRs might not be user-facing. She hopes to have the list completed by Monday, April 11th.

@milana_cap to start creating GitHub issues in the tracker repo from the list, once the list of changes is finalized. She also created 2 priority levels for the tasks: High and Medium.

@estelaris noted: Contributors who work on End-User Documentation need to follow the style guide such as using sentence case for headings and adding the word ‘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.’ to the title and URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for all the block pages.

@bph to start wrangling PR authors for their Dev Notes for the release and the Field guide.

@bph/@milana_cap to go through all TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets to collect all DevNotes, dev and end-user docs. They will also update the Contributors-wanted post and share the post on the internet.

Other updates

@estelaris: Work on the HelpHub is progressing well. The 301 redirects issue will be fixed for wordpress.org and will be on the list of features for the next release. HelpHub sitemap has been approved by Josepha and the Docs team.

@estelaris is currently working on the HelpHub design. The Docs team reviewed the first draft in the meeting. Once the design is approved by the design team, it will be shared. And the next step will be to redirect articles (changing titles/URLs/merging articles, etc).

@milana_cap: recorded onboarding session. She will upload it to wordpress.tv after she edits out a section. She did some work on triaging Trac tickets for 6.0 docs. She also reviewed quite a few block editor end-user issues.

@femkreations: Added more new pages to the Block Editor End-User Docs for the missing block pages for the 5.9 release.

@themiked: Updated a plugin handbook page.

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