Docs Team Update August 4, 2013

This Week

  • 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. at WCSF was a resounding success, netting:
    • a mockup for the new 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. hub
    • A bunch of work was done on refining the Theme Developer Handbook
    • We also got a jump start on the video transcribing effort.
  • The Plugin Developer Handbook is now on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. per @danielbachhuber
  • The Code Reference is coming along. @nacin says we’ll have an alpha for that sometime in the near future now that 3.6 is out.
  • WordPress 3.6 was released, and work commences on the 3.6 Codex Sprint this weekend/next week.

Next Week

  • Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. elections will be happening soon. Please consider running if you’re interested. Remember: The most active member doesn’t HAVE to be the rep!
  • Ongoing: 3.6 Codex Sprint