The WordPress Marketing Team markets WordPress and its community to the wider world.
Our work is tracked on the GitHub Marketing Task Board under the WordPress organization. If you are looking for a card you think should be transferred from the old repos, check the previous repositories and then let the team know the link.
If you are planning a Marketing Table at a Contributor Event, please let us know in the Slack channel.
Come and be part of the #marketing channel on Slack. You can join our next Weekly Marketing Chat at its new time for 2023: Tuesday 15:00 UTC. Note: the first meeting of 2023 will be Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 15:00 UTC. Diary dates
Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, Jan 17, 2023
If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.
1. Welcome and introduction
The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel on Slack start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live or for its full duration. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card on the GitHubGitHubGitHub 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. https://github.com/ tasks board. This is the main project tracking area for the team.
For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHub account to add a comment or update to a relevant card/ ticket.
What is your 2023 WordPress resolution? Do you have any holiday celebration pictures which can be shared in #WPPhotos?
You can read replies in this Slack thread. It is a good way to start getting to know some of the other contributors in the team if you are new to it.
2. Contribution opportunities
2a. Can you help take notes?
Thank you to our note-taking volunteers for the next few weeks.
The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked below by date. We set up cards a couple of weeks in advance of each meeting. Please message any team repTeam RepA 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. on Slack if you are unsure how to add comments to the GitHub card.
If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card (links below) for the relevant week.
We have a discussion to continue our efforts to make the note taking easier to do. You can join the discussion on GitHub card #148.
2b. Help to facilitate a coffee break?
The team is looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop in the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list if you’re interested. We even have a complete guide for facilitators to help.
4b. WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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. https://wordpress.org/ social media updates
It was an interesting week for WordPress this week. While Impressions and engagements are down slightly, we actually saw a remarkable increase in our coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. metric which was net-new followers over the week with 1,803 new followers for the week. This is a 15.3% growth over the previous week and included almost 200 new followers with Twitter as we start to see some normalcy in both performance and engagement again on the platform.
Part of the overall performance came from the WP News post for WordPress 20th Anniversary campaign. This was not only the top campaign but actually had the top 2 of 3 for the week, overall with social. The other campaign is part of the Learn WP series which also drove some of the highest levels of engagement for WordPress as these and others continue to see a very positive response and engagement from our followers.
Here is a look at some of the performance numbers for the last week:
If you are aware of any other WordCamp or WordPress MeetupMeetupAll local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area. contributor days/ events in 2023 which are likely to have a marketing table, please add to the thread.