Summary of Docs Team Meeting June 7, 2022

Housekeeping

Project Updates

WCEU contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

@milana_cap:

  • We had a packed WCEU contributor Day for the Docs team. We worked on various issues mostly on the 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 ones.
  • @bph and @leogermani helped out in co-leading and onboarding.

New block editor end-user rep

  • We have a new block editor end-user docs rep – @femkreations 
  • @milana_cap will be moving to other projects such as improving the onboarding process, updating the related docs, recording videos, and doing live onboarding sessions.

Docs design updates:

@estelaris:

  • The design for the Docs is almost done.
  • @estelaris will also add design elements for warnings and notes that @femkreations asked for. 
  • Each section of wordpress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/ will have a similar look with a different color palette. This will make it easy to know what we are looking at.
  • The look and feel of Devhub will be the same as Helphub.
  • The landing page for documentation will now include everything:
    • The last section in the landing page design (under Developers) will replace https://developer.wordpress.org/
  • At some point, DevHub will also go through a site map review, as she did for HelpHub.
  • We’ll also have some kind of automated linking to the Learn platform, like a widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. in the 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..

URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for the documentation:

@milana_cap and @estelaris:

  • There are two items on the menu under support: documentation and forums.
  • The URL for documentation is wordpress.org/support which makes no sense.
  • The URL for the documentation needs to be more obvious. e.g. docs.wordpress.org
  • Support is not a place where developers look for docs.
  • Support means interaction, docs are information.
  • Support needs to go to the support forums and not to documentation.
  • @estelaris to discuss this with Josepha and the 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. team and start the implementation soon.

Moving the Action and FilterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. reference pages from Codex to DevHub

  • @psykro raised the question about moving the Action Reference and Filter Reference pages from the Codex to DevHub.
  • He will open new GH tickets for each one, to allow for further discussion there.
  • It will be moved into the Common 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..
  • The order of firing will be updated and new 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. will be added.

Open floor

Coffee and chat

  • We are bringing back the zoom hangouts for coffee and chat.
  • It’s a 30 min hangout, once a month.
  • @estelaris will set up a doodle for the summer dates – June-August where folks can vote for the time/date.

Onboarding sessions

For anyone interested in starting to help with the docs

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