Summary of Docs Team Meeting September 13, 2022


Attendance: @estelaris @ninianepress @femkreations @robinwpdeveloper @leonnugraha @colorful-tones @samanthaxmunoz @chaion07 @javiercasares
Where: #docs channel on Slack. Find the complete transcript of the meeting on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at
Meeting Facilitator: @estelaris
Note Taker: @ninianepress
Next Meeting Facilitator (in two weeks): @ninianepress
Next Note Taker (in two weeks): TBD
Next Triage Meeting Facilitator (next week): @milana_cap

Project Updates

WCUS 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

@femkreations shared contributor day successes at WCUS which was on September 11, 2022:

WCNL Contributor Day

Yoast hosted a WCNL contributor’s day on September 14, 2022 at 10 AM – 4:30 PM UTC +2. It was available to join in-person, or online.

Open Floor

Issue When Editing Docs

@samanthaxmunoz pointed out that there’s an issue when you edit documentation pages in the back end:

  • Many pages are displaying the error message: “This 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. contains unexpected or invalifd content.”
  • The error is also displayed for pages that have recently been updated.
  • If you continue seeing this issue, please open a ticket in Meta.

There was also an issue brought up by @emmaht:

  • Some documentation has the block name italicized, while others don’t. (Post Author Block vs Post Author Block)
  • There doesn’t appear to be an answer in the Documentation Style Guide.

Answers are awaiting upon @femkreations’s return.

Reclassification Project

@estelaris let new contributors know that part of the redesign of end-user documentation (HelpHub) is removing any articles that are for developers and/or to remove any developer jargon that is in the articles. These such articles are being reclassified into categories that make more sense and migrating others to DevHub or developer documentation.

@javiercasares spoke about successes with the Advanced Administration Handbook over WCUS Contributor’s Day online over the past weeked:

  • @javiercasares opened 38 tickets, and 20 pages were formatted.
  • Content is being copied in HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. from the HelpHub index, then created in markdown, and redirected to the Advanced Admin Handbook.

@javiercasares noted that the process for this is as follows:

  1. Create the structure. (empty files)
  2. Copy the original content into the new files, (using markdown) while changing the least amount as possible.
  3. Check all the pages for links, and old content, and try to renew it.
  4. Launch the new Handbook.

Noting that old pages in HelpHub will be redirected to the new ones in the Advanced Admin Handbook.

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