Welcome to the official home of the WordPress documentation team.
This team is responsible for coordinating all documentation initiatives around WordPress, including the Codex (moving to HelpHub and DevHub), handbooks, parts of developer.wordpress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/, admin help, inline docs, and other general wordsmithing across the WordPress project.
Want to get involved?
There are many ways in which you can help the Docs team. Every small contribution counts and helps! You can report an issue or typo you found in the docs, or even help us write new documentation for parts that are still missing. These are some helpful links to find out more about what we do and how to collaborate:
Block Editor Handbook: An overview of documentation contributions of 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. Editor / GutenbergGutenbergThe Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
Documentation Issue Tracker on GitHub: Submit any DevHub/HelpHub/”Doc Team Handbook” Docs-related issue 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/.
Join our discussions of documentation issues here on the blog and on Slack.
Common APIs Handbook serves as a clearinghouse for documentation on all APIs present within the WordPress software as well as APIs available from the WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ ecosystem.
WordPress Version 5.0 introduced the 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. Editor (code name: GutenbergGutenbergThe Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/), and we need new pages for block editor based on existing page that assumes classic editor.
All end-user related content on the Codex has been migrated to the new HelpHub. (https://wordpress.org/support) HelpHub is currently in the development phase and is going to be the ultimate home for all user documentation as well as the support forums.
Inline documentation for WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. is an ongoing project of more technically-minded docs contributors. Work centres primarily on improving the completeness and accuracy of existing code documentation in the WordPress source code, as well as adding new docs.
Content from the function references in the Codex is being migrated from the Codex to the Code Reference on the new Developer Hub. As of Spring 2016, most of the examples have been migrated as comments. The remaining reference content and examples were migrated during Dec. 2019 ~ Feb. 2021.
The admin help in WordPress is the help in the admin panel. The Docs team will sometimes help with updating this documentation. There is currently an effort to create a 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 will improve the admin help experience.
For the last couple of years, members of the docs team have been working on developer handbooks that largely serve to curate useful information from the Codex and supplement with new, accurate, vetted information simultaneously.
In 2014, v1.0 of the Plugin Developer Handbook was published on the new Developer Hub. In 2016, a betaBetaA pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. form of the REST APIREST APIThe REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. Handbook was released. Work continues on finishing v1.0 of the Theme Developer Handbook.
All Functions, HooksHooksIn WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same., Filters and Classes have inline documentations in the headerHeaderThe header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. parts and they are automatically converted to Code Reference. But some of them dropped detail information described in Codex during its migrationMigrationMoving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.. This project complement it and redirect Codex page to Code Reference.