Welcome to the Marketing Team — Here’s What You Need to Know

Firstly, welcome.

We’re so glad to have you as a part of the Marketing Team, whether it’s during a WordCampWordCamp 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.’s Contributor DayContributor 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/. or during one of our weekly meetings, thanks for being part of Making WordPress.

Our coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. vision for the Marketing Team is to be the go-to resource for strategy and content for other WordPress teams.

We meet on Wednesdays at 8:00 am Pacific (15:00 UTC in Standard, 16:00 in Daylight Savings).

  1. We communicate in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. To join the WordPress Slack, follow these instructions.
  2. Join the WordPress Marketing Slack Channel.
  3. Our meetings have a format. Please read this post.
  4. It’s probably a good idea for everyone to make sure they’re subscribed to posts via email. There’s a widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. in the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. to sign up.
  5. Join the Google Drive folder. Message @gidgey, @yvettesonneveld, or @mcdwayne (or any Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.) in Slack and we will get you connected as soon as we can — time zones may vary.
  6. TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. boards are public but you must have an account to contribute. Please PM @yvettesonneveld or @mcdwayne (or any Team Rep) and they’ll add add you as a team member. You can ask in the Marketing Slack Channel for any admin to approve and add you. Once you’re on the team, please join the boards you’d like to contribute to. You don’t need to limit yourself to one board, as you might have a preference for certain projects or tasks instead of a particular persona.

Creating a .org account

Creating a Slack Account

  • Login with your wordpress.org account on this link.
  • Scroll on that page to “Joining the WordPress team on Slack” and enter your email address.
    Check your email and you will have a “user@chat.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/” account.
  • Activate your account.
  • Find the marketing channel and join.

Creating a Trello Account

We use Trello for project management. It’s separate from your WordPress.org or WordPress.Slack usernames and accounts. Our main board is here.

  • Sign up here.
  • Depending on your preference, use your Google account or your email address.
  • PM @yvettesonneveld, @mcdwayne or post in the channel for another admin to add you to the team.
  • Once you’re on the Trello team, join the boards (tasks) you’d like to participate in. You may have a preference for particular projects, types of work, or have new ideas.

Linking Documents

If you taking the lead on a task in Trello, please add links to the Google Drive documents used as Attachments. In the task, click “Attachments,” select “Google Drive” and add the link. Also add yourself as member to this task.

It’s a lot of setup. We know.

  • We want you to have a wordpress.org account so that you have access to all resources whenever somebody sends you a link on wordpress.org.
  • Having a “@chat.wordpress.org” account protects you from others seeing your real email address in Slack.

Have Fun

We’re all volunteers who love WordPress, both the software and the community. Remember to keep in mind the Code of Conduct, be friendly, helpful, and disagree in a productive way.

It’s marketing! It’s fun. Let’s do this.

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