In early August 2022, the #Docs team reached out to the #Hosting team to collaborate on a new documentation section within WordPress.
This new documentation is proposed as advanced regarding what currently exists for end users (UserHub / Support), with the goal that the documentation for users is free of advanced technical material, and that the documentation for developers (DevHub) is very differentiated between what is development, and what are advanced development or system configurations.
This project is led by @JavierCasares, @lucp and @milana_cap. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of them.
Some information and links
Starting the Handbook
After several meetings in the Documentation team and the Hosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. team, the Handbook has been created in a GitHub repository and the first steps have been requested to the Meta team.
A first step has been the creation of an organizational structure of categories. It is a first version that can evolve. The idea is that the contents are only at two levels. In this way we will enter, for example, in the Server A server is a piece of computer hardware or software that provides functionality for other programs or devices. Typical servers are database servers, file servers, mail servers, print servers, web servers, game servers, and application servers. category The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. and there we will find the different pages (like nginx nginx is a web server that can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy and HTTP cache. Nginx is free and open-source software, released under the terms of the 2-clause BSD license.), but without subpages.
Subsequently, a page has been created for each of the documents to be copied from their origin. These pages have their respective Issues in the repository. This way, anyone who wants to work on the project can choose an issue and work on it.
Want to contribute?
Although we are still in a first step, if you know of other WordPress content that could be in this Handbook, please open an issue and discuss it with the Documentation team. Please use the label “advanced administration”.
If you want to help launch the Handbook as soon as possible, please take an issue and work on it. You can comment on the site itself if you have any questions, suggestions or improvements.
Where and when can you find us?
Currently, you can find us on Tuesdays at 14:00 UTC in the #docs Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel, or Wednesdays at 09:00 UTC and 18:00 UTC in the #hosting-community Slack channel.
You can also find us at the Contributor Day of WordCamp US (US), at the Contributor Day of WordCamp Netherlands (NL), or at the Contributor Day of WordCamp Valencia (ES).