Marketing to Developers – November 15, 2017 Meeting Notes

If you’re interested in contributing, please have a read through our chat and the items listed below and leave a comment with which you’d like to help build! You can read the whole meeting in Slack here or the recap below.

Marketing WordPress to Developers

This subgroup focuses on providing development–related information, technical use cases and examples, technical best practices, and in general help developers understand how, when, and why to use WordPress when developing websites. Providing information for theme and pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party developers would also fall in this categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging..

Read about the other marketing subgroups in our new handbook we’re building.

Today’s Meeting

As local WordCamps continue to host contributor days or tracks, we’ve noticed a bit of frustration in the onboarding process. We decided to tackle getting on WordPress, SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, and TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. in the following documents. We’ll write the copy and pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” Community.

We decided to write a marketing brief for onboarding to which we submitted to meta’s trac.

We also made a Trello card for Navigating Trac, requested from some of the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. folks.

Also, we are finalizing and reviewing the copy for Why WordPress.

We will not meet again before 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. for WCUS, so if you plan to be there, some of these projects are a great place to get started.

Attendance : @maedahbatool @skarjune @mcdwayne @meher @westcountymedia