documentation

A Primer on Writing Good Documentation

This post was contributed by guest author Jeff Matson. Jeff is the head of documentation for GravityForms. He is the creator of the Heartbeat Control WordPress plugin and is a fan of the 90s. Often times, documentation is the most underrated piece of the development process. When we look at (more…)

Helpful Tips for Documenting WordPress Themes

When you have a question about a WordPress theme, where do you look for more information? Theme developers make use of a myriad of documentation methods, from bundling docs to linking to external resources. If you’ve already created a theme and taken the time to document it, then your next (more…)

If you’re new to WordPress development and looking for a way to learn about the various filter hooks that reside within WordPress, you’ll want to bookmark and view the new Filters of The Day Website started by Drew Jaynes. The site publishes three WordPress filters a day with snippets of (more…)

In an effort to figure out where resources should be applied to improve the documentation efforts of the WordPress project, there is an open survey that will be ongoing for the next few weeks. The survey is composed of 12, easy to answer questions which shouldn’t take longer than 5 (more…)

As we near the release of WordPress 3.5, the docs team is looking for your help to insure that the Codex has all of the necessary information pertaining to the new release. So far, there is a hefty list of items that need to be added or amended in the (more…)

WPDocs was passed along on the hackers mailing list this morning. It was created by the folks over at The Dextrous Web which is a web development company that focuses on building websites for the public sector. The WordPress API along with files are located in a sidebar on the (more…)

Found a page on the Codex that had a block which contained stats for the Codex. The stats are generated dynamically so they are accurate. Wiki Time Friday, January 29, 2010 Version 1.15.1 (r53576) Articles 1,826 Wiki Pages 13,138 Page edits 77,479 Uploaded Files 350 Registered Users 80,721 Sysops 15

For those interested in the handbook project that is just now getting off the ground, I highly encourage you to check out this latest post by Jane Wells on the WP Docs mailing list. A post about this will be published on the WordPress Dev blog in the near future. (more…)