Advanced Administration Handbook: Status 2023-01-15

Last September, the WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook start it path and after some Contributor Days and a lot of work from the Docs and HostingHosting 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. Teams, and plenty of contributors, we have some clarity for this 2023.


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.


Although we have some pages documented, 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 consider using 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.


  • There are 63 pages in the Handbook
  • The content is categorized in 10 sections
    • Before Install
    • ServerServer 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.
    • WordPress
    • Upgrade
    • MultiSiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core.
    • Plugins
    • Themes
    • Security
    • Performance
    • Debug
  • 51 contents from Support, Codex, or APIs will be moved
  • There are 5 pages pending migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.
  • The content (pending publish) is available at GitHub

Next steps

There are some issues open:


To work on this project, you will need:

Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

If you are going to participate in a Contributor Day, this is one of the Hosting / Documentation projects to contribute.

Please take a look at our Contributor Day page, and specifically, the Advanced Admin Handbook section.


If help is needed, please ask in the #docs, #hosting-community channel or contact @JavierCasares, @lucp, @milana_cap.