A well planned site structure improves the usability and makes easier to use. On the contributor day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. at WCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. we got together and checked the actual structure, using cards as we created a new possible structure adding missing elements and what we thought it will be a better way to interact with the central.wordcamp.org website.
INTENDED AUDIENCES :
- New WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Attendees (people that have not attended before)
- Newbies People from Agencies, Higher Ed, Hobbyists who want to become Entrepreneurs (design work)
- php devs (but not WP Devs)
- “i’m not a developer”
- Where do meetups Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. go? – https://www.meetup.com/pro/wordpress/ This link should be added to https://central.wordcamp.org/.
- Social Media: How should we include this:
- Twitter https://twitter.com/wordcamp Feed currently broken. Currently 2977 followers. This is a strong start.
- YouTube (which account-s) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWQnu9XpK3ze10STZv9ORLg This is teh WordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. account, but the URL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org needs to be renamed to be SEO friendly. (also who has access to this? Maybe Andrea Middleton as she is in the videos?)
- Facebook who owns this and publishes https://www.facebook.com/WordCamp/
- Flickr – does this need to be included? Many camps previously/still use Flickr, but many now migrating to Instagram. What should be do?
- LinkedIn This does not currently exist as a company page. Yet strong engagement on this word “View 1315 Wordcamp posts, presentations, experts, and more. Get the professional knowledge you need on LinkedIn.” This exists as a group page https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1236487/profile This page is also not being kept up.
- As a side note, for each of these accounts, we need a list of the master email and/or the admins for each social media area
- All the social media would be more effective if it were updated regularly 😉
RECOMMENDATIONS: How about we just make this about answering the main questions that someone might have when they first enter here:
- What – “What WordCamps are?”
- Why – “Why should I be interested?”
- How – “How to get started?”
- Where – “Where to start?”
The key here would be to make that message/answers really clear and with not too much text. Probably in a “step by step” manner.
T-SHIRT SIZES – https://central.wordcamp.org/t-shirt-sizes/
- Get Rid of this page (it seems like it’s for Organizers)
NEWS – https://central.wordcamp.org/news/
- unclear audience – WordCamp Bristol, Miami,Peace & Love by Jennifer Bourn from Sacramento, Kyoto looking for speakers
WordCamp in planning
SCHEDULE – (should be locations?) – https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/ –
- AUDIENCE – Seems to be Organizers AND Attendees
- Application Status page may not belong here — could be in footer link or Organizer area
ABOUT WORDCAMPS – https://central.wordcamp.org/about/
- pretty good content here, audience still not clear
- some stats (when were they updated?)
WHAT TO EXPECT – https://central.wordcamp.org/what-to-expect/
- The text says it fun, fun and more fun, but the page doesn’t really looks like fun …
- ACTION : Add some pictures ; get rid of “Perks” section ; rewrite this whole page
- AUDIENCE – seems to be attendees, but still a bit vague
- RECOMMENDATIONS – add some testimonials about WordCamps from newbies, agencies, devs, organizers, sample sessions
- Pull this out from under About, link from the main content intro para instead of the About page
GLOBAL COMMUNITY SPONSORS + BECOME AN ORGANIZER + SPONSOR MULTIPLE WORDCAMPS >>
- RECOMMENDATION / ACTION : make a new menu item named “GET INVOLVED” and put these pages over there.
Become an Organizer – https://central.wordcamp.org/become-an-organizer/
- links to other site
- RECOMMENDATION : Either remove / delete, or add some info about organizer experience, time commitment, or
Application Status – https://central.wordcamp.org/application-status/ – AUDIENCE – Organizers
CONTACT US – https://central.wordcamp.org/contact-us/
- link for organizers is wrong
New Website Content Proposal
- Home: WordCamp, WordPress, what is a wordcamp?
- News: one per post
- What to Expect: WordCamp attendees, WordCamp information
- Find a Camp: WordCamp schedule, WordCamp list
- Get Involved: plan a WordCamp, organize, sponsor, WordPress meetups, Contributor Days
- About: WordPress values, WordCamp Code of Conduct “A code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the norms, rules, and responsibilities or proper practices of an individual party.” - Wikipedia, Open Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL., WordCamp Central
- Contact: WordCamp Central
Notes from the Conversation
Social media/ news are currently not being kept up to date. What if each WordCamp gets a post to plug their camp… if they also provide a post of valuable information for visitors? Set Publicize and posts would go up on social media and in News a couple of times a week.
WordCamps are global and typically take place in the language of the community. This should be conveyed throughout — obvious pages include What to Expect and Values of the Community.
Make sure the tone of the site is more fun/friendly/characteristic of the WordPress Way.