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The WordPress Voice and Tone Survey

This survey asks what the community as a whole thinks about the nature and aims of WordPress’s written content.

This survey continues a post from two weeks ago discussing the tone and voice of WordPress’s written content, and recommending a community-approved writing style guide.

The post led to a lively discussion about the nature and aims of WordPress content. With this survey, our hope is to get a sense of what the WordPress community as a whole thinks.

About the survey

Survey questions refer to the written content of WordPress core, meaning the software package that you download from WordPress.org, install in the process of setting up a WordPress site, and use to manage the site. Users encounter this content in places like:

  • WordPress setup and installation instructions
  • The WordPress admin area
  • WordPress error messages (including those seen by site visitors, such as 404 pages, and by logged-in users, such as failed post saves)
  • Default site text, like the default site tagline and sample page content

The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Results will be published in two weeks. Please encourage WordPress users of all backgrounds to take the survey—it would be great to hear from as many people as possible.

If you’re interested in staying updated on work on the potential style guide, please email me at fred@pressupinc.com. Thanks, and enjoy the survey!

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Fred Meyer

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WordPress Tone Survey | WPShout.com
April 4, 2014 4:00 pm

[…] want to hear your thoughts on the writing style of WordPress! Take our quick (3-to-5-minute) survey here. Results published on April […]

Ben
March 26, 2014 9:12 pm

Great survey! I am interested in the results.

Just out of curiosity, how did you integrate the Google Form styles with your site? Did you rip the form code and add custom styles, or were you able to do it through Google options?

Why WordPress Core Needs a Writing Style Guide | WPShout.com
March 25, 2014 6:59 pm

[…] the tone of WordPress Core! We’ve put together a quick (less than five minutes) survey—have a look! Survey closes April […]

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