The Codex survey is closed and the next stage is to go through the responses. We’re going to do this by user type:
- Drew – Advanced Users
- Eric – WP Builder & novice dev
- Siobhan – Intermediate dev
- Jerry – WP User
Please post your results here by Friday 14th June. We’ll be using the results along with other research that’s been going on to do a workshop on the first morning of the docs sprint.
A few notes for the reviewers:
Use the filter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. at the top to filter by your assigned user group I’ve edited your access so you just get the results for the user group you’re looking at.
- Remember that if a respondent provides a particularly insightful answer you can click on the report number to the left of their answer and read through that person’s individual report.
If there’s any other questions you feel should be added to the report, let me know in the comments.
Outline for Report
Learning preferences (please list in descending order, noting the percentage):
Notable answers listed under other:
Top three places to look for an answer to a question (list in descending order, noting the percentage):
Are there any other places that these users are regularly looking for answers (make sure you check through the “Option option” answers)?
How useful is the Codex to this user group?
What sections of the Codex do these users find most useful?
What are the main problems these users face with the Codex?
What documentation would these users like to see more of?
Based on your review of this survey, do you have any general observations about how this user group is making use of the Codex and documentation more generally?
Based on your review of the survey, what recommendations would you make specifically about the WordPress Codex Living online manual to WordPress.org https://codex.wordpress.org/ that would help these users?
Based on your review of this survey, make three recommendations for improved documentation that would serve these users:
Contributing to WordPress Docs
What percentage of these users have contributed to WordPress Docs?
What percentage are aware that they can use their WordPress.org The 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/ login to edit the Codex?
How can we make it easier for these users to contribute to WordPress docs?