Agenda and notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 22 December 2021

Link to agenda planning discussion in Slack

The ongoing collaboration on social media for 5.9 will form the majority of today’s meeting, particularly to help those contributors who are shadowing and getting to learn about releases. Thanks to @marybaum@webcommsat @meher and the training team for support on this.


Ongoing promotion of this post – please continue to share the Help test WordPress 5.9 features. This replaces the ongoing call for FSE testing promotions until after 5.9 is released.

Combined collaborations with training on Learn WordPress marketing and promotion – hope to fix the dates for January 2022, potentially second and fourth Wednesday?


WordPress 5.9 is now available for translation. The new theme with this release, Twenty Twenty-Two, can also be translated. 

DevChat from 15 December 2021 – updates on the release

WordPress 5.9, Beta 3

WordPress 5.9 Beta 4 is available for testing since yesterday. Retweet the call for testing on Twitter.

WPDiversity promotions

Info that could be used now or in future marketing: Successes, stats, and testimonials from 2021. Thanks to Jill Binder. If you would like to help with writing social media copy to help promote this work, contact Nalini (@nalini) or Larissa (@lmurillom) on the Marketing SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at or on the Marketing Team’s GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. Rolling Task Board.


  1. How to track and tag translations of People of WordPress features more easily – join the discussion on the Marketing GitHub Series board. This was shared at the polyglots meeting today.
  2. Merging the Marketing GitHub under the main WordPress area and updating links. If you can help @webcommsat @meher and @vimes1984 @eidolonnight with documentation and work on this merger, please get in touch. Thanks also to @marybaum, @femkreations, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @yashwardhanrana, @lmurillom and @tantienhime for contributing to this.

Marketing team meeting times and notes

Marketing meeting times for Jan to March 2022 – @femkreations to share a poll on possibility of moving it to 15:00 UTC start. 

Could anyone working on notes, please let @meher have an update. Thank you.

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People of WordPress features

Thanks to @Femy , @Reyes Martínez and @marybaum who have offered to help with graphics, and to @MegPhillips91 who is going to look at a template we can share with people for suitable photos. We are awaiting receipt of photos for the next few features.

Marketing team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. nominations for 2022

We have two nominations where the candidate has said they are happy to go to the next stage: @eidolonnight (sponsored contributor) and @nalininonstopnewsuk (volunteer contributor). Nalini has asked to role share with another contributor. The existing team reps group are looking at what support they could potentially provide in the interim, as well as the projects and actions groups.

If anyone else is interested in a role share or in supporting and working with the team reps in the projects and actions groups, please chat to one of the existing team reps @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat, @meher, @oglekler, @harryjackson1221, @maedahbatool in the main marketing channel on the Make WordPress Slack.