Call for volunteers to help with 6.2 end user documentation

The Docs team needs your help to update and revise the End User Documentation (HelpHub) for the upcoming WordPress 6.2 release, expected on March 28, 2023.

You can find a list of all the tasks in the 6.2 project board in the Documentation’s repo on 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.

The tasks have been sorted into medium priority tasks and high priority tasks. The team plans to complete the high priority tasks by the 6.2 scheduled release date.

How you can help

If you are new to the Docs team, you can select from the list of good first issues.

If you are new to contributing to WordPress, you can review this onboarding post with training videos and links to help you get started.

Based on what you are interested in, review the medium priority tasks, high priority tasks or good first issues.

Mention in a comment on the GitHub issue you would like to work on and someone on the Docs team will assign it to you.

Once a task is assigned to you, the following two videos show how to help with updating the existing articles in End User Documentation (HelpHub).

Video onboarding to End User documentation

Video showing how to help with updating the existing articles on GitHub

If you have questions or need help, ask in the docs channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at or directly in the GitHub issue itself. If your meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. or firm can give a 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. of time to help, do include the Release co-leads for 6.2 documentation in your message: (Slack IDs) @bph, @zzap, @Femy, and @abhanonstopnewsuk.


If you need a test site with WordPress 6.2 pre-installed, you can use this app provided by InstaWP to spin up a new temporary website set. It is preloaded with Theme Test data and other pre-configuration, ready to go. This new site will be available to use for four hours. After that, if you need another test site to contribute to docs, you can visit the link again and create a new temporary site.

Props to @bph @webcommsat @milana_cap for collaborating and reviewing this article.

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