Agenda: Global Marketing Team 20 October 2020

We will be working on the WordPress Translation Question and Answers at this week’s meeting. If you are new to marketing or are a polyglot and want to collaborate on this, you will be very welcome.

General updates

Updates on other tasks and previous meeting notes are in our Google doc and the link is shared in the meeting. Members of our action group will update this blog with summaries of our previous notes as soon as we can can resolve a technical issue.


If you need accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( or language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Monday 19 October 2020, 18:00 UTC – 19:00 UTC  – Planning and actions meeting, with a 10 minute coffee break drop-in for team members who are available.

Tuesday 20 October 2020, 19:30 UTC – release marketing and BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting. Followed by collaboration sessions from 15:15 UTC.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat Meeting in Global WordPress #Core SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 17:00 UTC – Final Deadline For Poetry Challenge submission

Thursday 22 October 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing.
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool for live captioning.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in #Marketing Slack channel. Followed by collaboration sessions.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat in #Core Slack channel

Thursday 29 October 202018:30 UTC – Around the World Quiz

Quiz form registration link

Followed by the Virtual Coffee Break.

WordPress 5.6 release schedule

  • Tuesday 20 October – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 1
  • Tuesday 27 October – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 2
  • Monday 1 November – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 3
  • Tuesday 10 November – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 4
  • Tuesday 17 November – WordPress 5.6 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1
  • Tuesday 1 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 2
  • Monday 7 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Dry run
  • Tuesday 8 December – WordPress 5.6 Release