There has been a collaboration effort to make a canonical post on passive voice, but it was never posted sadly (asked in 2015), so I would like to give it a try! I understand the amount of effort needed to put into this canonical post, so I ask for anyone's help in trying to make this canonical post successful. I would really appreciate any of the experienced english users on this site helping me out on this, as this passive-voice tag has over 1000 questions in total, and I think it might benefit users. I may not be the best english user, but I really want to help out on it!
I will post my attempt at this in an answer below, while making it a community wiki to welcome any edits to add on. I will also add a answer on what is required to be answered in the [real] answer.
And again, if you guys think this isn't a good idea, please let me know, I do not want to make something that doesn't help anyone! I am hesitant on trying to make this canonical post, seeing that it might receive bad feedback, which is why I really wish that the community could provide feedback :)
I have a sentence, and I need to change it into passive voice. What rules can I follow to reliably make this change? When is it a good idea to use passive voice, and when is it not?
What the question order might look like:
What is the passive voice?
What the answer order might look like:
When do I use the passive voice?
Pros and cons of the passive voice?
List of passive voice questions
I am really unsure about the order as passive voice can get really complicated, so please comment or add on to it. Should I include active-passive voice too?