External Linking Policy

Summary of the External Linking Policy:

  1. All links, except those on the whitelist, are prohibited.
  2. No new links shall be added at this time for all documentation.
  3. The plug-in handbook is being used as the policy testbed; the rules will eventually apply to all documentation.
  4. For sites that are on the the pre-allowed list that need to be reviewed, the linked sites/blogs can be commercial in nature but the content page linked cannot be used for selling/promoting a product or service.
  5. No plugins/themes/services/hosting etc. will be promoted or recommended. In HelpHub/DevHub, we document only what’s in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. or will be in Core.
    “This is in accordance with HelpHub’s (end user documentation) practice that no pluginPlugin A 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, theme, hosting etc will not be promoted or recommended. In HelpHub we are documenting only what’s in core or will be in core.”

Details of the External Linking Policy (Make Doc Blog tag #external-linking-policy):


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