Call for volunteers to help with 6.4 end-user documentation

The Docs team needs your help to update and revise the End User Documentation (HelpHub) for the upcoming WordPress 6.4 release, expected on November 7, 2023.

You can find a list of all the tasks in the 6.4 project board in the Documentation repository on GitHubGitHub GitHub 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.

The tasks have been sorted into medium priority tasks and high priority tasks. The team plans to complete the high priority tasks by the 6.4 scheduled release date.

How you can help

If you are new to contributing to WordPress, you can review this onboarding post with training videos and links to help you get started.

  • Based on what you are interested in, review the medium priority tasks, or high priority tasks.
  • Add a comment on the GitHub issue you would like to work on, and someone on the Docs team will assign it to you.

Once a task is assigned to you, the following two videos show how to help with updating the existing articles in End User Documentation (HelpHub).

Video introduction: contributing to End User documentation
Video showing how to help with updating the existing articles on GitHub (this uses 6.2 as an example).

Once you complete the updates for the particular task, add a comment to the issue you were working on:

  • with a note on the changes you made
  • and tag the following contributors in the Docs team (on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at docs channel add ‘@’ before the ID: femy, LeonardusNugraha, or jenni)
  • a contributor from the Docs team will be able to review the updates and add the content to the article

If you have questions or need help, ask in the docs channel on the Make WordPress Slack or directly in the GitHub issue itself.

If your meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area., collective or organization can give a blockBlock Block 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. of time to help, leave a comment on this post or send a message to the documentation channel on the Make WordPress Slack and include the Release co-leads for 6.4 documentation in your message: (add ‘@’ before the ID) @abhanonstopnewsuk, @Femy, @611shabnam.


If you need a test site with WordPress 6.4 pre-installed, you can use this app provided by InstaWP to spin up a new temporary website. It is preloaded with Theme Test data and other pre-configuration and is ready to go. This new site will be available to use for four hours. After that, if you need another test site to contribute to docs, you can visit the link again and create a new temporary site.

When revising already published content on HelpHub, you can use the RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. Extended 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party that is already installed. Refer to the video: How we use the Revisions Extended plugin on Learn WordPress.

Where can I find other documentation on the 6.4 release?

The release group with other coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and doc contributors have been working on developer notes related to major features and changes in 6.4. The Field Guide for WordPress 6.4 is available and brings together the most important items. You can also view all dev notes via the 6.4 developer notes tag.

Props to @webcommsat for input into this post and its review.

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