[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #607: Add information about error reporting in the code reference

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Fri Sep 12 19:24:04 UTC 2014

#607: Add information about error reporting in the code reference
  Reporter:  wedi    |      Owner:
      Type:  defect  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  normal  |  Component:  developer.wordpress.org
Resolution:          |   Keywords:

Comment (by wedi):

 The explanation you just gave is short and great to understand! Maybe one
 could add a small info box somewhere? Maybe on the starting page or even
 better a call to action next to the simple "View on Trac" link?

 ''This code reference is automatically built from the inline documentation
 in the core code itself.
 admin/includes/plugin.php#L575 View the corresponding source code on Trac]
 Any errors you find are errors in WordPress itself. Please
 [http://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/reporting-bugs/ report any
 issues] to the [https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ core bug tracker].''

 It would be amazing if the a link would point to a guide  like "Step-by-
 step: How to report and patch issues in the WordPress Code Reference".

 The experienced core dev has no problem fixing such an issue in a minute
 but the ordinary plugin author is initially scared. That's why I suggest
 to take him by the hand and guide him through the first steps, just like
 @georgestephanis kindly offered in my initial issue #606 but on a more
 general level of course. I think that's a great opportunity to get more
 devs involved (if that's needed). The hurdle for a documentation patch is
 much lower than for a code one where other issues like 'Can I keep up with
 these experienced core devs?' come into play. And once the first patch has
 landed people will probably see (I'll tell you afterwards) there's no
 magic formula involved.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/607#comment:2>
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