Docs Team Update for Dec 5, 2013

Howdy folks,

This week’s chat was relatively quiet, due largely to the US Thanksgiving holiday last week.

Here’s a brief recap of todays chat:

  1. Docs Sprint: There’s another Docs Sprint this Saturday, Dec 7th @ 10am Pacific and you can join us on IRC at #wordpress-sfd.
  2. Admin Screen Updates: With the scheduled release of WordPress 3.8, which includes a makeover of the WordPress Admin, we need to update the Administration Screen pages in the Codex.  @kimparsell will post a list of pages that need to be reviewed and updated on  You can help by grabbing one (or more) pages and updating.
  3. WordPress 3.8 Codex Page: @DrewAPicture could use help updating the Codex page for WordPress 3.8. Drew usually combs through all of the change sets to find what’s new, changed, etcetera and it’s quite time-consuming. If you can help, please leave a comment on this post and @DrewAPicture will help provide direction.

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend and hope to see some of you at the Docs Sprint on Saturday.

#codex, #docs

Docs Team Update April 23, 2013

This post comes a little bit late for last week but here goes:

This (last) week

  • The newly-launched ‘Adopt a Codex Page’ drive has proven pretty popular, with volunteers adopting 15 of the most popular Codex pages so far
  • @hearvox is working on a new Page Templates page for the Codex that’s shaping up well. Looking to reduce the code-heaviness.
  • @siobhan and @jenmylo are planning to begin work on a new documentation architecture over the several months
  • We’re still ramping up for the 3.6 Codex Sprint, combing through 400 changesets and several hundred still-open tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets. The incoming code reference will alleviate much of this work in the future.
  • @siobhan is organizing a WordPress delegation to attend a docs conference in Cincinnati in June, inviting WP businesses to send someone and looking for interested community members.

Next (this) week

  • We’ll be collecting volunteers to handle bigger parts of the 3.6 Codex Sprint, a make/docs post is forthcoming
  • Work will continue on Adopt a Codex Page, handbooks and moving the new code reference forward

#code-reference, #codex, #documentation