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Grab a Codex shovel

  • Boone Gorges


    As you may or may not be aware, the Codex has recently been undergoing some major improvements. If you haven’t seen it yet, please check it out: Many thanks to mercime for leading the redesign/reorganization charge. Kudos to @mercime for leading the charge.

    Now that the basic structure is in place, the BuddyPress community is invited to pitch in and fill some of the gaps in the documentation. There are some pages ( for instance) that are just stubs. You’re invited to pitch in and write as much (or as little) as you’d like on those pages. Hit the “Edit This Page” button at the bottom of the page, or go to using your username/password.

    Here’s a guide to some of the notes currently found in the codex, courtesy of @mercime:

    For Stub: placeholder due to redesign. Add notice below to Codex page.
    `[If you are a BuddyPress Developer, you can help BP Codex by writing an article on this topic.]`

    Draft: do not edit this page, ___ is currently adding content. Add notice below to Codex page.
    `[This Codex article will be expanded at a later time by ____.]`

    Note: The Stub and Draft notices above are due to Codex redesign. For new Codex pages, it is good practice to save Codex page as Draft first, then publish the page only when the article has been completed.

    Copyedit: edit needed due to upgrade or other reason. Add notice below to Codex page.
    `[This article is marked as in need of editing. You can help BP Codex by editing it.]`

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  • Boone Gorges


    @hnla IMHO one of the organizational problems with the way the Codex was set up before was that so much good information was buried in FAQish pages (like “Customizing your installation”). The new structure allows for someone to create a true FAQs page that doesn’t actually contain any information itself, but instead links to the appropriately organized page for the answers to various questions. Maybe a Troubleshooting page could be like this – a sort of flow chart that then links to the appropriate part of the Codex.

    @boonebgorges yes that’s sort of already there isn’t it? the FAQ if pulled out as a top level page contains general most asked questions or simply refers to the menu on the right which links to specific section topics in turn containing compartmentalized FAQ’s for that section. Anyhow that’s sort of the impression I had when it was originally discussed ( I was looking through the pages and the hierarchy is simple enough to rearrange), but i’ll go with the flow but do have those FAQ I was challanged ;) to write a while back so would like to place them somewhere and people can have at them and edit and improve on them.



    Will be finishing up on last few paragraphs on BP Template Pack Walkthrough article maybe later tonight. I used the Motion Theme as example for this walkthrough as the theme is available in WP theme repo and as one of theme choices for I will be doing one more walkthrough – intermediate to advanced level this time. I would appreciate suggestions for improvement of presentation for newbies.

    Added “Process At-A-Glance” section under apeatling’s introductory paragraph in Making my WordPress theme BuddyPress compatible for reference in template walkthrough article. Info posted in Process came from instructions in template pack’s plugin panels as you go through the compatibility process. Please check.

    @boonebgorges – there was a glitch while I was editing first version of template pack walkthrough in front end. After saving the post, the page showed up with no post entry at all while all page elements (header, sidebar, etc) were visible. Checked in wp-admin Page > Edit on link showed that article with revisions done on front end were saved. Still cannot view the post on the frontend. Had to copy text from the original article, then trashed said article, and added new page and pasted text and published it albeit incomplete – finally. Don’t know if glitch was caused by too many revisions (a lot) ;-) or keeping frontpage editor open for a number of hours and adding text to article in between meetings and other stuff.

    EDIT – Template Pack Walkthrough with the Motion Theme has been completed.

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