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  • However I think that this question must be asked a dozen times before, I can’t find the answer anywhere. And yes, maybe I was living under a rock, but I really need an answer to this; What is going on with the WordPress Codex pages? I noticed that I’m frequently redirected to a ‘developer’ page when I visit one of the codex pages.

    Is there some migration going on that I should know of (or lacked to take notice of)? The codex pages are my WordPress bible, I could find anything I need there. These new developer pages are very brief. To me personally it’s a difference between: “Know every detail about it” to “Nice to knows”

    Just as an example; I use the codex pages often for functions which allow parameters with argument-arrays. As in: “Which arguments can I use here and for what do I need to find or build another solution?”
    These arguments are most of the time enumerated in the codex pages.
    These developer pages only tell me that arguments are possible, period.

    Please understand this right; it’s not a criticism, the ‘problem’ could be all on my side, but I’d like to know what the plans are, and I also could use tips on how to find the information I’m looking for.

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    Everything in the Codex will be moved over to and when that is finished (as well as the HelpHub which sort of ties it all together with user documentation), the Codex will be shut down.

    We’re always looking for more volunteers to help out, so please feel free to stop by and #docs channel on Slack:

    Hemant Arora


    No… please don’t kill Codex.

    Like Toine said, its a WordPress bible!

    Codex is for hardcore programmers, and developer, as of now, is for amateurs.

    I think you’re going to do it anyway, just make sure you copy all of Codex into it.

    P.S. I personally liked the look of Codex.



    Why are we killing Codex? is really really really badly organized. What is the “benefit” of moving to a less useful format?

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