[wp-hackers] Updating Codex to newer MediaWiki version
wordpress at santosj.name
Sat Dec 8 19:20:32 GMT 2007
> Updating PHP is not hard at all and updating MediaWiki is even easier,
> although I think that the Wiki the Codex uses currently needs to be
> drastically re-thought, it is useless and the search is crap. You even find
> pages that have not been created while searching. Hence why I never use the
> Codex for help, it is useless! Needs to be re-thought in my opinion.
Would you help with a WordPress DocBook? I think the reason several
things are difficult to find are because they aren't indexed. I'm not
sure about the author's copyright on information written for the codex,
but if someone wrote it in a DocBook style format, it might go far to
further educate those who are new to WordPress. Interesting yes, but it
would be quite a long and extremely time consuming process. Even though
most of the information is probably on the codex now.
I think the best part of a DocBook, is that you can have versions for
each WordPress that is released. It isn't like you are going to have to
rewrite the entire book for each new release, just add and revise parts.
The difference between the wiki and docbook, is that you can keep the
versions visible. I think it would be nice, but I'm not planning to
start it and while it would be nice for end users, I'm not an end user
and luckily, WordPress is easy enough to pick up through plain usage.
As for the Wiki? I wouldn't be able to find anything better that could
Just pretty much throwing the docbook idea out there.
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