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The look changed to be in harmony with the rest of the WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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/ template. The new features were created with the goal to facilitate search for end-users. Some of these features are:
a simplified sitemap divided into 4 categories and each categoryCategoryThe 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. has several subcategories,
better definition between end-user and developers documentation, meaning that several articles will be moved into developers.wordpress.org in the next few weeks,
change to the menu item to documentation instead of support,
a new menu, breadcrumbs and other features
The four categories
The goal of the end-user documentation is to provide information to non-developers or new users so they try resolving their issue by themselves instead of going directly to the Forums.
To improve search, the team worked on reclassifying the articles into 4 main categories:
WordPress overview, where users can find general information about WordPress, versions, FAQs and resources.
Technical guides to help with installation, maintenance, and security.
Support guides to get familiar with the software and its features.
Customization where users can find instructions on how to use the BlockBlockBlock 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 and default themes.
End-user and developers documentation
When moving the articles from the Codex, there was a separation between developer-focused and end-user-focused documentation. Yet, developer articles were still available within in end-user documentation.
To help make the distinction better, all developer jargon has been removed from end-user documentation and moved to developer.wordpress.org.
Documentation instead of support
The menu item was support, the docs team has been looking into changing the menu item into documentation. Documentation is better description than support.
Breadcrumbs and a submenu
Users can use the breadcrumbs to return to a specific page, category or subcategory without navigating all the way to the landing page.