[wp-hackers] Codex function page proposal

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Dec 27 23:04:01 GMT 2008

Whatever style is chosen, consider abstracting it into a wiki
template. Make it simpler to convert things to it.


On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 4:39 PM, Jennifer Hodgdon <yahgrp at poplarware.com> wrote:
> You might want to post this to the Doc list too (so I've cc'd that list).
> I personally like your new style better than the current style. It annoys me
> all the time to have to scroll to the bottom to find the argument list, the
> way some of the current pages have been organized.
> But if you are planning on using this for the functions known as "Template
> Tags", you will need to get some feedback from less technically-oriented
> viewers than the typical person on the Hackers list. I think the way those
> pages are organized (with examples first and the args way at the bottom) was
> chosen to avoid intimidating themers who are just trying to do a little more
> with their themes but might not be PHP or programming experts.
> So what I am trying to say is I think your style idea is great for a
> programmer. :)   But we need to make sure to accomodate other audiences for
> "template tag" functions.
> Regards,
>   Jennifer
> Gaarai wrote:
>> I've spent the past couple of days working on a new style for the function
>> pages on the Codex. I did a lot of research on different documentation
>> sites. Eventually, I found that the PHP Function Reference
>> <http://us2.php.net/manual/en/funcref.php>, has what I consider the most
>> straightforward, intuitive function documentation style.
>> In order to see how the PHP style would work on the Codex, I created a new
>> function reference rough draft to try it out. My results can be found here
>> <http://codex.wordpress.org/User:Chrisbliss18/wp_cache_add>
>> (http://codex.wordpress.org/User:Chrisbliss18/wp_cache_add).
>> For those that don't know why I'm doing this, I'm trying to get a standard
>> format that can be used for all functions in order to make using the Codex
>> more consistent and creating/editing pages quicker and easier.
>> With that in mind, I'd like to get feedback on what everyone thinks about
>> this format.
>> What do you like and dislike about it?
>> Would this format make using the Codex easier or more difficult?
>> Would this format make adding/editing the Codex easier or more difficult?
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