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 WordCamp’s Contributor Day or during one of our weekly meetings, thanks for being part of Making WordPress.

Our core 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 Slack. 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 widget in the sidebar to sign up.
  5. Join the Google Drive folder. Message @gidgey, @yvettesonneveld, or @mcdwayne (or any Team Rep) in Slack and we will get you connected as soon as we can — time zones may vary.
  6. Trello 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

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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