Get Involved

There are many ways in which it is possible to contribute to Documentation team. To help you decide where to start looking, we’ll present here possibilities based on your skillset.

First make sure you have access to Slack and then go to #docs channel.

End User End User

Who is end user? Who is end user?

End user is someone who uses WordPress mainly to create content (publish posts and pages) and modify the way website looks and behaves through admin screens, Dashboard, using themes, plugins and site options.

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What can I do? What can I do?

Depending on your experience and language skills (native English speaker or not), you can help with documentation for end users:

  • Following guidance in articles and checking if advices are in fact helpful.
  • Proofreading existing pages – making sure that content and screenshots are up to date and links are not broken etc.
  • Migrating remaining articles from Codex to staging and its new home.
  • Writing missing pages if there’s a need.

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I want to do this. Now what? I want to do this. Now what?

End user documentation is project named HelpHub. For contributing to HelpHub content you should contact Akira Tachibana (@atachibana). Ping @atachibana in Slack or send him Direct Message and you’ll get further directions and all the help to get started.   


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Designer Designer

End user documentation, AKA HelpHub, is still in development phase and your input as a designer would be very valuable.

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What can I do? What can I do?

Development of HelpHub is maintained through GitHub repository. You can go through the existing issues and offer your opinions and suggestions, or you can create new issues for anything you think needs fixing on staging or production sites.  

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I want to do this. Now what? I want to do this. Now what?

For contributing to HelpHub design you should contact Mark Uraine (@mapk). Ping @mapk in Slack or send him Direct Message and you’ll get further directions and all the help to get started.


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Developer Developer

As a developer you can help in several Documentation team projects. This is also a great opportunity for you to learn and grow as a developer. Regardless of the level of your experience and understanding of WordPress structure and functionality, you’ll find a lot of interesting things to do with Documentation team.

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Themes and Plugins Themes and Plugins

If you enjoy developing WordPress themes and plugins you can help with:

For contributing to HelpHub contact either Milana Cap (@milana_cap) or Marius L. Jensen (@clorith).

Theme and plugin development handbooks are shared effort between Documentation, Theme Review and Plugins Review teams. To help with its content contact either Jon Ang (@kenshino) or Drew Jaynes (@drewapicture).

For reviewing Code Reference code examples and PHP inline documentation do contact Drew Jaynes (@drewapicture); or John Blackbourn (@johnbillion) for inline documentation.

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Javascript Javascript

Even though there’s still no code reference for Javascript, a huge effort has been put in writing inline documentation for it. There are just a few people working on this and we’re always looking for new contributors to help them out.

For getting involved with Javascript inline documentation contact Anton Timmermans (@atimmer). Dedicated channel for inline documentation is #core-docs.


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Gutenberg Gutenberg

At this moment complete documentation for Gutenberg (editor) is done in one place. End user and developer documentation is led by Chris Van Patten (@chrisvanpatten) in #core-docs and #docs channels and he is the person to contact if you’d like to help.