Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting 18 November 2020

What are we working on?

November continues to be a very busy time in the Marketing Team with requests for help and joint working with other teams and to support the 5.6 release. We have lots of ways new contributors can get involved from helping to draft social media posts for campaigns to research, and from creating marketing personas to providing input into questions and answers for WordPress user-facing content.

Many thanks to the amazing contributors who have worked on supporting the Meetup Newsletter, the Month in WordPress, Diverse Speaker Training Workshops, MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. event promotions, 5.6, the Learn WordPress platform, the Training Team, Polyglot-related communications / survey / WordPress Translation Day and much more during the last two weeks.

A weekly highlight of WordPress Meetup events and more news can be found on the Marketing team LinkedIn Page. You can keep up with the #WPDiversity announcements on the 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. Twitter and Facebook accounts.


We have a number of collaborations to work on at this week’s Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 14:00 UTC in the #Marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at This will be followed by our dev Marcomms task group working on questions and answers after the main meeting at 15:30 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction to new people who have joined the channel during this previous week
  3. Link to meeting notes and actions / task updates from last week
  4. Celebrating significant achievements
  5. Collaborations will be segmented into two teams on the day (a) polyglots-related and (b) training/ Learn WordPress related
  6. Update on forthcoming meetings and Staying Connected socials
  7. Collaboration on 5.6 (from approximately 15:15)
  8. Collaboration – actions team (if you would like to shadow or get involved in the project management work we do, let us know)
  9. End of weekly meeting and collaborations (resume again at devchat at 20:00 UTC for those involved in Release 5.6)

General updates

Updates on other tasks and previous meeting notes are in our Google doc. The link is shared in the meeting and is pinned in our Slack channel. Summaries are being posted on the blog, access has recently been re-established to enable this.


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.

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting. Followed by collaboration sessions from 15:30 UTC.

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat Meeting in Global WordPress #Core Slack channel.

Thursday 19 November 2020, Collaborations and support to community and other teams for the next Month in WordPress, Meetup Newsletters and more.

Thursday 19 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing. 
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @lmurillom know and we will use a live captioning tool.

Wednesday 25 November, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in #Marketing Slack channel. Followed by collaboration sessions.

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat in #Core Slack channel

Thursday 26 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing.
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @lmurillom know and we will use a live captioning tool.

Advance date: Wednesday 16 December 2020, 15:00 UTC – Staying Connected Poetry Event and Results from our Fun Challenge. This will take place after the main global marketing meeting that day.

WordPress 5.6 release schedule

  • Tuesday 17 November 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 1
  • Tuesday 1 December 2020 – 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. 2
  • Monday 7 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release Dry run
  • Tuesday 8 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release