Chat Recap – Aug 30

We did a lot in an hour!
Handbook Changes

The ‘user handbook’ is now at

However this is temp! We’re going to build out at starting with a more clear Table of Contents. Once we have that done, we can bring pages over one at a time. In the mean time, edit in and when you’re done tag the page (oh yes, we haz tags!)

We’re going to try to split the handbook into ‘weeks’ with the goal of being done by WPCS. So two months! (possibly get this so it can be used by or something similar for end users on their own WP installs?)

Week One: TOC! Let’s sort out the best way to present the basic info.

Please go to and weigh in (yes, comments r good). We’re not doing a straight copy-over, but as we find pages that are relavent, we’ll sort ’em that way. Come up with what sub-topics we should have in each section. We’re trying to KISS, so think of the least technical person you know and start there. Where would they start.

The TOC will drive the next weeks topics.

Mod Handbook

The mod handbook – – needs your love too.


  • More Mods – suggestions? Comment or if you want to be private, 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.
  • Ditto being an editor here. Just ask. As long as you have a decent track/tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. record, I see no problems.
  • Sending bump-a-holics to IRC –
  • Embed IRC in a page?
  • bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. docs need lurve too!

Nacin List

@nacin’s to do 😉

  • Why no GUI editor? (@Ipstenu)
  • Tags on pages (admin only)
  • List pages by tags so people can see what needs doing

Wish List

Things @ipstenu needs to harangue @otto42 about.

  • One click to blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience./delete posts on the forums (for spammers)
  • Hover over tags and see who added it?
  • Can we add this above the new topic field? “Please disable or delete all plugins and switch to the default theme (Twenty Ten since 3.0). After making these changes does the problem still occur? If no, re-enable everything one by one to see which component causes the problem.”

#chat, #write-up