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 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.
Don’t use UIUIUI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. to generically refer to UI elements. Instead, use the specific UI element term.
Warning:Not recommended: In the LinkUIUIUI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing., enter your sitemap link.
Tip:Recommended: In the Link box, enter your sitemap link.
In general, don’t hyphenate words beginning with un- such as unable and undo, unless absolutely necessary, to avoid confusion. For example, hyphenate in cases such as un-fitting, or where un- is followed by a proper noun such as un-American.
For more information about hyphenation, see Hyphens.
Use to describe a UI element such as a menu item, dropdown list option, or button that the user can’t interact with due to certain conditions. Also, use unavailable to describe the unavailability of a product or service.
In general, describe how the user should interact with the UI rather than describing the state of the UI. Use appears dimmed for describing its appearance. Also include how the user can enable it and interact with the element.
Tip:Recommended: If the editor permissions are unavailable, contact your site administrator.
Tip:Recommended: The Update button is unavailable unless you change the post contents.
Use as a verb to describe installing a version of a product with a newer, minor version of the same product, but not upgrading it to then next major version. Use as a noun to describe the process of updating software.
Use as a verb to describe the action of transferring files from a local device to a website, server, or to the cloud.
Describe what the customer is transferring and where the customer is transferring it to. In grammatical terms, use both a subject (the thing to be uploaded) and an object (the thing the subject is uploaded to) with the verb upload.
Hyphenate as adjectives. Use instead of top left and top right.
Tip:Recommended: The upper-left corner
In general, avoid using directional language such as left, right, up, down in instructions to locate UI elements or other content. Directional language proves to be difficult for accessibility or for localization. People with cognitive impairments, as well as people using assistive technologies such as screen-reading software might have difficulty interpreting directional language. If a particular UI element or other content is difficult to convey, include a screenshot or illustration.
Use you when addressing the reader instead of user. If your documentation audience consists of users, avoid using this term. It is OK to use user in developer documentation and for a technical audience.
Warning:Not recommended: The user can click the Save button to save changes.
Tip:Recommended: You can click the Save button to save changes.