Docs Team Update June 13, 2013

Bringing us up to date

  • Several weeks ago, @nacin graciously created a Handbooks pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party which is open for contributions on Meta Trac. You can checkout the plugin code and theme from Meta SVN.
  • Editing handbooks should now also be accessible to anyone with a The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. username. Thank you @nacin!
  • Docs/Support chat was moved to a new time, 16:00 UTC, which is 12:00 p.m EDT or 9:00am PDT.
  • Tammy knocked up some designs for Docs Team shirts, viewable here:
  • @tommcfarlin had to step back as editor of the Plugin Development Handbook, looking for a willing volunteer to take that on.
  • We received just over 1600 responses to the Codex Survey. We’ve split up the results into groups and will analyze them at the Open Help Conference next week.

This week

  • 10 members of the docs team will soon be on their way to Cincinnati to attend Open Help Conference and Sprints. Particular thanks to WooThemes, Automattic, and 10up for sending employees! This will be the first time the Docs team has met in person on this scale.
  • @siobhan and @jenmylo discussed making the entry point for docs and support into a central hub similar to Mozilla’s approach.
  • The idea of re-combining the docs and support teams was also floated, though no decision has been made yet. More on that soon.

Next week

  • Looking forward to three uber-productive days of docs sprints at Open Help Conference in Cincinnati early next week, we’ll update with our progress on make/docs.
  • We’ll also be analyzing the results of the Codex Survey next week so look for updates on that on make/docs.