Polyglots Handbook Reorganization Update

Last month, @lidialab and I posted a plan for the Polyglots Handbook reorganization. We set June 30th as our deadline (which may have been too ambitious to finish everything!) but we have made excellent progress so far.

Now that it is the end of June, we would like to share an update on our progress and next steps.

Currently, we have edited, written, and reviewed 47% of the Handbook pages. All of these pages are in the shared Polyglots Handbook folder. Our plan is to make all of these changes live once we have reviewed everything. Then, we will reorder the Handbook itself, as we want to be careful to not break any permalinks in this process.

For the next steps, we still need volunteers! If you can help:

  • Please sign up for a page to edit, write, or review in our spreadsheet. Create the page as a new document in the Polyglots Handbook folder, add your changes as Suggestions, and, once you have finished, add the date to the spreadsheet.
  • We also need volunteers to review pages that were edited. In the spreadsheet, please check the column Needs review to find pages that need a second review.

If you’re unsure of the best way to contribute, 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 (@erica) or Lidia (@lidia) in 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/. and we will be happy to help.

We aim to continue editing these pages over the next month and will post another summary at the end of July to explain our progress and the next steps.

Big thanks also to @nao, @casiepa, @psmits1567, and @devinmaeztri for helping get us to 47%!