Volunteers needed for Theme Developer Handbook

Hello fellow Doc-lovers,

As you may know, DevHub has already been up for awhile and large strides have been made by @drew to get all portions of DevHub up and running.

Recently, I took over the management of the Theme Handbook project and I believe we’re about 80% done. (was 90% but we’ve had a few major releases since then)

Thanks to @lizkaraffa & @thoronas for leading the team thus far!

There are a 2 major areas (blockers) that will need to be finished before we can do an initial release of THB.

  1. Clearing the To-Do list located at https://trello.com/b/sBXllyQT/theme-developer-handbook
  2. Updating specific articles to reflect recent coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. changes such as adding ‘Custom Logos’ under core supported features

The beta form is currently at https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/getting-started/

We need you, doc lovers & previous contributors to the Theme Handbook to help us get this to the ‘release-able’ stage.

We are currently managing the project on our Trello Board

If you’re interested to help, please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me @Kenshino on #docs, Slack or simply comment here!


Theme Developer Handbook Status Report

A lot of activity has been happening in the THB lately. We’re migrating away from the spreadsheet which is pretty unapproachable and overwhelming to contributors and utilized Trello to help us finish the THB. We’ve got about 70% of the spreadsheet migrated.

In the navigation above under “Handbooks” you’ll notice that the spreadsheet has been deprecated and there is a new menu item called “Contribute to the Theme Developer Handbook.” This item will take you to the trelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board.

Now that we have our new system in place, we’re in need of contributors! If you know of anyone that is interested in helping out please point them to the trello board. There are instructions on how to gain access to the appropriate sites and a step by step guide on how to contribute.

We are putting the tutorial side of the THB on hold until v 1.0 ships. All tutorial sections are housed on this page until we can reintegrate it with the THB. This setup will allow us to create a consistent and full step by step guide. Additionally, any usable material that is getting cut out of the THB is going onto this page in case we need it in the future.

We also are doing weekly google hangout meetings on Wednesdays from 12-2pm PDT to offer any training on trello, questions on contributing, and setting aside a time to actually work on the THB. Feel free to join us!

There is also a meetup in the Seattle area and one in South Sound which you can checkout.

In a nutshell:

Please please contribute! 🙂 Also, we welcome any feedback on the contributing process. Please reach out to @lizkaraffa or @sewmyheadon over slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. with your comments/suggestions/pain points/etc. Thanks!

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