The handbooks are individual guides that teach people to work on specific aspects of WordPress.
There are two kinds of handbooks that the Docs team works on:
contributor handbooks that help people to get involved with the project
developer handbooks to teach developers how to work with and extend WordPress
Currently, the Docs team is focused on completing the Theme Developer Handbook , Plugin Developer Handbook and REST API handbook.
In addition, most, if not all contributor handbooks are currently under the management of the individual teams themselves.
Each handbook has a spreadsheet associated with it so we can track the progress of it. Anyone can update the spreadsheet and assign a new percentage to a page. In general, we use the following percentages across spreadsheets:
0% – Nothing created yet
10% – Outline of the page is created.
25% – Rough draft of the part of the page.
50% – About half of the relevant content created and an outline exists for remaining content.
80% – Page is nearing completion but needs some expansion or explanations. In some cases, this may mean screenshots are needed.
95% – Final copy edit needed; final copy editor will look for fixes to the voice and style of the text.
100% – Final copy edit is complete; page is finished!
Percentages in between these are guesstimates of how far the page is to reaching the next level. If you edit a page to improve things even slightly prior to 100%, you may update the percentage even 1% higher to indicate a change has been made.
Also on the spreadsheets are columns for “what’s next” and the “current lead.” The current lead should be actively working on what’s next for the page. If they aren’t, and you intend to, you may takeover the current lead title and work on the page.