[wp-hackers] Developer portal
Ken at adcSTUDIO.com
Tue Dec 15 18:57:40 UTC 2009
After reading Matt's message on adding stuff to the codex, perhaps these
suggestions are better off on a separate site?
As a new developer (few months in) learning to work with WordPress, the
greatest resource for me is the codex/documentation. I'd just love to
see it even better!
A portal for me would be sectioning off of good resources and tutorials,
both official and external, as well as news updates to keep current with
all things wordpress (all of which exists, but not on a single page
afaik ;) ). How such content is aggregated i guess is the question?
On 12/15/2009 1:46 PM, Ken Newman wrote:
> A lot of good idea's on this thread, I'd like to combine some:
> 1. I use the codex primarily as a function reference, and to look up
> API documentation. I think the codex should pull the phpdoc stuff,
> the inline documentation, as *part* of that reference as it could
> be more current (if the inline stuff is kept up-to-date). I'm not
> at all sure of the technical difficulty of such integration, but
> I'm sure it would be valuable if done.
> (Also, as having a live update on a public facing documentation
> site, it might provide incentive to keep up on documentation ;) I
> feel that someone should be paid full time to keep up with this
> (I'm unqualified). Perhaps companies, who like Automattic, have
> built businesses on WordPress can contribute a full time employee.
> My company is trying to be successful enough to do just that.)
> 2. As far as tutorials, if there is a submission process with a
> description, as a separate part of the reference, then the
> tutorial would be search-able to some extent, and the recognition
> and site traffic desires would be satisfied. Voting (or the gaming
> of), I believe, wouldn't be much of a problem with the community
> using/contributing to WordPress, and would certainly have much
> 3. And finally, a commenting system for users who are not yet at a
> level to write documentation or tutorials on there own could still
> contribute with questions and input in general.
> And there's my two cents, thanks
> On 12/15/2009 1:32 PM, Pete Mall wrote:
>> People don't want to contribute without recognition.
>> People can't be help accountable without ownership.
>> Any suggestions?
>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Nathan Rice<ncrice at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Otto<otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>>>> No, "ownership" eliminates "collaboration".
>>> I think that about sums up my opposition to the central repository of
>>> documentation/tutorials. Brilliantly stated, Otto.
>>> Nathan Rice
>>> WordPress and Web Development
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