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Call for volunteers to help with 6.4 end-user documentation
The Docs team needs your help to update and revise the End User Documentation (HelpHub) for the upcoming WordPress 6.4 release, expected on November 7, 2023.
You can find a list of all the tasks in the 6.4 project board in the Documentation repository on GitHubGitHubGitHub 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. https://github.com/.
Add 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).
Once you complete the updates for the particular task, add a comment to the issue you were working on:
with a note on the changes you made
and tag the following contributors in the Docs team (on the Make WordPress SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. docs channel add ‘@’ before the ID: femy, LeonardusNugraha, or jenni)
a contributor from the Docs team will be able to review the updates and add the content to the article
If you have questions or need help, ask in the docs channel on the Make WordPress Slack or directly in the GitHub issue itself.
If your meetupMeetupAll local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area., collective or organization can give a 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. of time to help, leave a comment on this post or send a message to the documentation channel on the Make WordPress Slack and include the Release co-leads for 6.4 documentation in your message: (add ‘@’ before the ID) @abhanonstopnewsuk, @Femy, @611shabnam.
If you need a test site with WordPress 6.4 pre-installed, you can use this app providedby InstaWP to spin up a new temporary website. It is preloaded with Theme Test data and other pre-configuration and is 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.
When revising already published content on HelpHub, you can use the RevisionsRevisionsThe WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. Extended pluginPluginA 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 that is already installed. Refer to the video: How we use the Revisions Extended plugin on Learn WordPress.
Where can I find other documentation on the 6.4 release?
The release group with other coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and doc contributors have been working on developer notes related to major features and changes in 6.4. The Field Guide for WordPress 6.4 is available and brings together the most important items. You can also view all dev notes via the 6.4 developer notes tag.
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