[wp-hackers] Codex function page proposal

Gaarai gaarai at gaarai.com
Sat Dec 27 23:05:54 GMT 2008

Sounds interesting Otto. Do you have any pages that I can look at that 
show me how to create them and what type of flexibility I can offer with 

Chris Jean

Otto wrote:
> Whatever style is chosen, consider abstracting it into a wiki
> template. Make it simpler to convert things to it.
> -Otto
> 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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