Marketing Team Notes — May 15th, 2019

Today’s Meeting

Meeting Attended By: @yvettesonneveld, @makewebbetter, @swinterroth, @aurooba, @dhruvpandya, @miker, @ndidinkabu, @maedahbatool, @Ryan Bickett, @michelleames, @siobhanseija, @rahuldsarker, @Fadda, @harryjackson1221, @webcommsat,

Notes Taken By: @aurooba

Slack Timestamp

New Person Thread

Celebration/Achievements in the Last Week

  • @siobhanseija: I think Translation Day was a great success! @zetaraffix and @abhanonstopnewsuk put a lot of time and energy into it, so that’s good. I joined in a panel about subtitling videos there, and quite some people were enthusiastic about joining the initiative.
  • @yvettesonneveld: That is awesome to hear! They did an awesome job! And so did you!
  • @maedahbatool: Yes it was a great team effort.
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk The marketing team and many of our campaigns/features and work were featured quite heavily during the campaign and in some of the promotions. Good presence on the organizers’ team too. Go, marketing team!

Task Lead Updates

Showcase Redesign Organization and Requirements

Five for the Future (5ftF) Landing Page Content on WP Marketing

  • Trello Card:
  • @miker: There is still no update on this, as the page itself is being designed. Awaiting feedback/next steps, etc. – but for now, this is where it should be

What to do when the worst happens – Crisis communication for 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

  • Trello Card:
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk (@webcommsat): once Siobhan, Joost and I can chat about how we progress this card. Will add a link to the thread. Then we will need more people to be involved as three of those who had hoped to be from the marketing team are no longer available due to work commitments. If you have an interest in plugins and have experience of dealing with issues with them, please do consider assisting on this card. We will be having meetings on the slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel and a focused zoom call to bring together specific aspects.
  • @rahuldsarker: What kind of experience is required? Plugin Development experience? I used to a Developer long back. But from last 3.5yrs am fully in management and Digital Marketing.
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk (@webcommsat): Thanks for asking @rahuldsarker. If you were involved in dealing with plugins and how to resolve issues or communicate with plugin developers if a problem arises, this would be really useful. Perhaps we can chat sometime once I have spoken with Siobhan and Yoast.

WordPress Translation Day

  • Trello Card:
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk (@webcommsat): Detailed update from WordPress Translation Day and subtitling campaigns coming next week after statistics are gathered. There will be specific help from marketing requested for some of the translator short feature stories. These can be quite self-contained and are ideal for people with good editing and writing skills.
  • Those interested were asked to add their name to the thread in the meeting or DM @abhanonstopnewsuk. No one is alone and you’re welcome to volunteer, everyone will be supported.

New Business

Publish a “How to create a WordPress business website” Landing Page on 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. on WP Marketing

  • Trello Card:
  • @miker started a discussion which included @aurooba, @yvettesonneveld, and @abhanonstopnewsuk (@webcommsat) about an issue with an image showing GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc.’s review stars in the Plugin Directory (which has already been resolved in Trello), and a question about where the landing page copy lives.
  • As @abhanonstopnewsuk (@webcommsat) explained:
  • We don’t have that link @aurooba and one we have been following up. Once we know where Joe (@joelobo) has got to on the tutorial side or if his availability has changed to work on this, we have another person to link in with and yourself and can see how we take this forward.
  • Yvette, yes I think in terms of the article on its own, this is in the list for publishing on when we have more ability to do this and has featured discussions with Joost. I agree though that having a tutorial sitting alongside it would be a better provider and more useful to newcomers. I am keen that we do use any tutorial work Joe has been working on and if he is at the stage where he needs others to be involved, we can arrange this. I have said I will go back the training team when we know more of where we are with this work, as they would need to help review any tutorial we develop. Hope the above information assists.


Several members were looking for tasks they could contribute to and were offered options by  @yvettesonneveld, @miker, and @webcommsat.