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WordPress Docs 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.

We need help:

• editing,

• taking and editing screenshots,

• preparing code snippets and examples,

• writing tutorials, etc.

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.

WordPress Docs Sprints - Now Monthly!

The WordPress Seattle Meetup is now holding two monthly WordPress Documentation Improvement Meetups – one live and one virtual, so watch the Meetup site for our next installment.


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  • Ian D.

    The event title says Virtual, but the location says Uptown, so I'm confused :) Is this one of the remote ones, or one of the face to face ones?

    December 4, 2013

    • Eric A.

      Sorry Ian, I missed this comment a few days ago. For the record, for now, all of our Docs Sprints are both virtual and face-to-face.

      Many folks find it helpful to be in-person rather than only on the other end of IRC, so we've been convening at Uptown Espresso twice a month.

      December 7, 2013

  • Jaymie

    Sorry to miss out. I can only attend week day events, Mon - Thurs evening.

    December 1, 2013

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