addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditemptyheartfacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Documentation Sprint

What We're Working On

This month, we'll be working on adding to, and improving, the WordPress Theme Developer Handbook and the WordPress Plugin Developer Handbook.

These handbooks aim to teach developers most everything they’d need to know to create a WordPress theme or plugin.

Both handbooks are under active development, but are currently in draft form, and will be comprised of both existing Codex documentation and new articles written from scratch.

If you’ve considered contributing to WordPress, helping with WordPress documentation is a great way to learn WordPress and give back to the WP community.

You can help with everything from editing, taking and editing screenshots, preparing code snippets, writing tutorials, etc.

We’ll have a list of specific work that can be done — feel free to expect direction from us on how to contribute.

We’d love to have your help, so if you’re interested, please review the following documents beforehand to help get you up to speed.

• WordPress Theme Developer Handbook

• WordPress Plugin Developer Handbook

• WordPress Style Guide

• Handbook Tutorial Template - a starter template with typical sections in a tutorial doc.

Tutorial Example

Where possible (and relevant) please write things as a tutorial, as opposed to just explanation. This Child Themes page is a good example.

This tutorial opens by explaining child themes and is followed by a tutorial about how to create one. This helps users understand and gives them practical steps to follow.

Contributing to WordPress

Also, if you haven’t seen it, check out Siobhan McKeown’s great Smashing Magazine article, Contributing to WordPress.

WordPress Docs Sprints - Now Monthly!

The WordPress Seattle Meetup is now going to hold monthly WordPress Documentation Improvement Meetups, so watch the Meetup site for the next installment in November.

Join or login to comment.

  • C Blaise M.

    Missed it. Truck problems. :(

    October 20, 2013

    • Eric A.

      Sorry you missed it. Hope to see you at the next Docs Sprint. :)

      October 20, 2013

    • C Blaise M.

      Count on it.

      October 20, 2013

  • Eric A.

    Howdy folks. Looking forward to our Meetup tomorrow.

    If you haven't already, it'll help to read through the above documents, like the Style Guide and Tutorial Template.

    Cheers and talk to you tomorrow!

    Eric

    October 19, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • WP Engine

    WP Engine provides refreshments for our meetups.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy