Summary for Helphub Meeting October 17

Migration Updates

Recent updates:

  • Managing Plugins
  • Dashboard Screen, and Customizing Your Sidebar
  • Before You Install, Image Size and Quality
  • Updated How to install WordPress

Gutenberg documents – recently, updated by V1.0.4 screen and function.

Design Updates

Design for home page will be worked on once we have finished content for it.

Development Updates

Bug scrubs have little to no point at this moment and are on pause for the time being. Blog posts updates will be continued with though. Latest master will be deployed to staging.

AOB

Started discussion about setting up VVV instance for contributing to HelpHub with code on Contributor Day.

Attendance

@atachibana @picturecities @davidmlentz @mapk @kenshino @hardeepasrani @audrasjb @khoipro @milana_cap

Read the meeting transcript in the Slack archives. (A Slack account is required)

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Summary for HelpHub Bug Scrub 05 October 2017

Slack transcript available here.

Closed issues

These issues are found unrelated for current development phase or fixed by other issues.

All closed issues

Closed pull requests

All closed PRs

Discussions

Active discussions about Home page template, Article voting functionality and Feature post sidebar frontend are happening on Github.

Next meeting will happen today, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 17:00 UTC in #docs channel. You all are invited.

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Summary for HelpHub Bug Scrub 21 September 2017

There was no bug scrubs last week, this is summary for the week before. Slack transcript available here.

Closed issues

These issues are found unrelated for current development phase or fixed by other issues.

All closed issues

Closed pull requests

All closed PRs

Discussions

There’s been discussion about old issues. Hopefully, the idea around them is more clear now. Home page template and article voting functionality are being discussed about in Github.

Next meeting will happen today, Thursday, October 05, 2017, 17:00 UTC in #docs channel. You all are invited.

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Summary for HelpHub Bug Scrub 14 September 2017

Slack transcript available here.

There were no closed issues since our last meeting.

All closed issues

All closed PRs

Discussions

We all agreed that reading time is not helpful and even misleading for HelpHub, so that should be removed before merging.

It has been reported that some issues are old and not providing clear tasks. It’s been quiet last few weeks so we might address these issues on next scrubs (today). It would be good to mark them and either clarify or close them. This meeting will happen today, Thursday, September 21, 2017, 17:00 UTC in #docs channel. You all are invited.

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Summary for HelpHub Bug Scrub 7 September 2017

Slack transcript available here.

There were no closed issues since our last bug scrubs but two pull requests are closed – #140 and #147.

We got some attention which will, hopefully, bring more contributors to HelpHub. There are a couple of new people preparing their local installs (yeey).

All closed issues

All closed PRs

Home page template and powerful search are still hot topics.

Home Page Template

Home page template discussion is happening here. Please feel free to join, everyone’s opinion is welcomed.

Search Epic

Issues/PRs under Search epic: #8, #9, #47 and #37.

Huge thank you to all who contribute, you’re mega champions.

Next bug scrub will happen today, Thursday, September 14, 2017, 17:00 UTC in #docs channel and you all are invited. We can discuss any issue.

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Summary for HelpHub Bug Scrub 31 August 2017

There were no closed issues or pull requests since our last bug scrubs. However, we had a good discussion about home page template and search functionality. These are going to be the main focus in following period. We are hoping to have intuitive search and helpful home page in order to prevent asking the same questions in forums.

Home Page Template

Home page template discussion is happening here. Please feel free to join, everyone’s opinion is welcomed.

Search Epic

Initial plans included Elastic Search for search functionality. This is something we want to apply with addition to possible usage of WP REST API for refining search results via filters. Again, feel free to join discussion, share experiences and ideas, or even code. Any help is welcomed.

Issues/PRs under Search epic: #8, #9, #47 and #37.

Slack transcript available here.

Huge thank you to all who contributed, you’re super heroes.

All closed issues

All closed PRs

Next bug scrub will happen today, Thursday, September 07, 2017, 17:00 UTC in #docs channel and you all are invited. We can discuss all the issues but keep in mind the focus on home page template and Search.

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Summary for Helphub Bug Scrub 24 August 2017

Last week we didn’t have bug scrubs due to regular Fortnight Docs meeting. You can check last summary here.

Closed issues

All closed issues

Closed PRs

All closed PRs

Huge thank you to all who contributed, you’re mega heroes.

Next

Now that development tools are synced with the rest of make teams (thanks to @netweb), we can move on with design and functionality. It is noted that we should have clear(er) direction and goals, and bug scrubs should guide towards these goals.

That being said, next main focus should be search functionality and home page template.

Home Page Template

We already have some great ideas for home page and design proposal by @mapk.

Search Epic

We want HelpHub to have powerful search functionality and template. This is one of first places end user will come for information and all information should be easy accessed and found. Issues/PRs under Search epic: #8, #9, #47 and #37.

Next bug scrub will happen today, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 17:00 UTC in #docs channel and you all are invited. We can discuss all the issues but keep in mind the focus on home page template and Search.

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Summary for HelpHub Bug Scrub 17 August 2017

Slack transcript available here.

Last week’s focus was on writing guides to help with onboarding new contributors and tracking contributors plugin.

For next 7 days it is planned to convert all Grunt tasks to Gulp and keep consistency throughout the project. This will allow finishing document on contributing to HelpHub with code. It is also planned for Tracking contributors plugin to be finished and ready for testing; going through Handbook plugin and extract what’s needed for HelpHub theme (mainly focused on sidebar menu); as well as design fixes, reported in various issues.

Closed issues

  • Markup issues causing breaking layout – #124

All closed issues

Closed PRs

  • Contributing guide – #120, #129
  • Update normalize to latest version – #123
  • Markup issues causing breaking layout – #125

All closed PRs

Huge thank you to all who contributed, you’re superstars.

We will skip today’s bug scrub as documentation team has forthnight meeting in #docs channel and you all are invited.

Next bug scrub will happen next week, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 17:00 UTC in #docs channel and you all are invited. Here are issues we will discuss. If you have any comments/questions/concerns, do post comment to this post (pinging @kenshino, @netweb, @clorith, @mapk, @joyously).

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Summary for Helphub Meeting August 22nd

Migration/Editing

The introduction pages for contributing to HelpHub, in the docs handbook, have been updated to help with onboarding new contributors, and a contributor document has been added to the project on GitHub.

General migration of documentation is moving along at a decent pace.

Design

Input is being provided on the various visual elements of the project, and tickets are being created for tasks that need addressing in relation to this.

Development

Documentation on code contributions is in the works.

We’re also looking into possibly having everything under a team as it can become messy to mix plugins and themes in one large repository, splitting plugins into separate repositories for management purposes would help with that and needs a team to keep track of the mall in one location (as a continuation on the sub-modules discussion form last week).

Attendance

@kenshino, @milana_cap, @sergeybiryukov, @atachibana, @davidmlentz, @picturecities, @mapk, @clorith, @kafleg, @hugo-finley and @joyously attended.

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Summary for Helphub Meeting 15 August 2017

Attendance

@kenshino @sergey @picturecities @davidmlentz @bravokeyl @aion11 @atachibana @mapk @andrealeebishop @joyously @clorith @milana_cap

Migration / Editing

Content is shaping up to a final state at steadily pace and can be released as is. Editing work on Helphub should be viewed as an iterative process. It is reported (by @atachibana) that HelpHub team has more than 3 active editors. @joyously pointed out that the migration workflow is hard to understand in Documentation Handbook – @atachibana @bishop will help to work on it.

Design

Design is currently focused on UX, @mapk is doing marvelous job on reporting issues and proposing solutions. Aim is to get back to UX design once the UI gets to a level where developers and editors can actually use the site in a proper manner.. Testing UX with real users could give valuable feedback and @mapk volunteered to help with this.

Development

Huge leap has been done since last meeting. Travis issues have been fixed and theme styles converted to sass partials for easier collaboration. All thanks to @clorith. UX issues are also started to be taken care of. It is noted that introducing sass and gulp can result in narrowing possible contribution to code due to lack of guidelines on how to use them.

AOB

GIT Submodules

It is suggested by @kenshino to use GIT Submodules as the method to pull in plugins that that are already pre-approved by WordPress.org or the Helphub Team (such as Jetpack, SyntaxHighlighter etc). This way these pre-approved plugins can skip Travis and reduce the complexity on the code base. Custom built plugins by our collaborators should still be submitted via the normal commit and subsequent code review process.

Bugscrubs

As proposed on last meeting, in attempt to move things forward Development team had first bugscrubs last week. Attempt seem to be successful which will be reported in separate post.

Conclusions / Tasks

It is quite unclear how to contribute to HelpHub team, or Documentation team in general. We want more people to be able to help…. Helphub so we’re working on the following tasks:

  • Better explanation of how to contribute to HelpHub with content – allocated to @atachibana and @andrealeebishop
  • UX testing with real users – allocated to @mapk
  • Detailed guide for contributing to HelpHub with code (including setting up development environment and using grunt, gulp and sass) – allocated to @clorith and @milana_cap
  • GIT workflow explained and documented – allocated to @kenshino

Read the meeting transcript in the Slack archives.

The bug scrub transcript is available here.

(A Slack account is required)

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