[wp-docs] Cleanup Week Final Report

Lorelle VanFossen lorelle at cameraontheroad.com
Tue Jun 28 13:33:10 GMT 2005

Codex Cleanup Week June 18-26 - Final Report

Arbitrary New Articles (brand new, not revised and fixed): 21
Arbitrary Tasks Completed (new tasks, not ongoing efforts): 18

* Changes to the Codex: Since Wednesday, June 15, several days before 
the start of the cleanup week, people were already starting to pitch 
in.  While exact numbers are hard to estimate without access to site 
statistics, it looks like about 3000 changes have been made to the Codex 
since then. More changes and release of documents are continuing as the 
Cleanup team continues their cleaning.

* While 21 people "officially" signed up, many more signed up for 
specific tasks and made offers of help via the IRC Chat #wordpress-docs.

* We put together a 
http://codex.wordpress.org/Codex:Cleanup/User_Statistics chart to track 
how many people worked on the Codex and what their contributions were 
during the 9 day event.

* The Task list has been cleaned up to only show the lists of items 
awaiting activity and sign up at 
http://codex.wordpress.org/Codex:Tasks.  The accomplished tasks have 
been moved to the discussion page: 

*The list of new articles submitted to Codex are as follows:
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Accessibility
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Add Link SubPanel
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Adding Asides
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Alphabetizing Posts
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog by Email
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing The Site URL
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Coloured Quicktags
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating a Search Page
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating Tables with Plugins
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating Admin Themes
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening WordPress
** http://codex.wordpress.org/HTML to XHTML
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Links Manager - complete rewrite and revision
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving WordPress
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Site Architecture 1.5
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Styling for Print
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme Switching
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Using Images
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Using Javascript
** http://codex.wordpress.org/Using Gravatars
** http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress Cookies

Categorizing the Codex:  While everyone on the Cleanup team has worked 
hard on this, special recognition needs to be given to the "categorizing 
team" who categorized EVERY one of the more than 400 articles on the 
Codex. The categories are coordinated with the main table of contents 
and listed at the bottom of every page. This will help increase the 
connection between related documents and improve user friendliness in 
the Codex. It is a huge, boring task and kudos to them for plowing 
through it all.


As it stands now, the Codex Cleanup Week has been a resounding success. 
Many goals set for this project have been accomplished:

* Increased awareness of the WordPress Codex as a resource
* Improvement of the reputation of the WordPress Codex as a valued resource
* Increased connection between the Forum and the Codex
* Increased volunteer activity on the Codex.
* Increased documentation
* Improved checking and verification of documents from a "team" and not 
an individual resulting in documents released faster and better quality 
* Improved communication
* Development of a task list for directing volunteer efforts
* The number of articles requiring copyright or expansion has been 
minimized. While some remain, they are the newest articles and/or are 
awaiting review and verification by experts.

The WordPress Documentation Team

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