Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting, May 11, 2022

The meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. at Wednesday 11 May 2022, 16:00 UTC. As it is a global project, asynchronous contribution is welcome.
The GitHub card relating to this week’s meetings planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Volunteers for notes and coffee breaks
    a. Notes from May 4, 2022
    a. Volunteer call for notetakers and for our bi-weekly coffee break
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    a. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ links
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates
    d. Contibutor Events update
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    a. Next week’s meeting and planning
    b. Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    c. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

Thanks to @lmurillom and @nalininonstopnewsuk for working on this week’s agenda and everyone who contributed on the planning card on GitHub.

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 4 May 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack 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 as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 

2. Getting to know the team and help to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week: “Share what smell you find the most soothing or relaxing, and why?” View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Thank you to @ugyensupport for drafting April 27, 2022 notes.

Notetakers for coming weeks – you can join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings or by adding your name to the weekly GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ card.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.  Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Marketing project and task updates

4a. Github Links

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

You can find our central GitHub repository and task board at this link: Marketing Tasks GitHub board. If a post is published relating to a task, please add the published link and indicate if the task can be closed.

If you would like specific assistance on using GitHub, please reply in this thread. We have contributors who have been providing small group and one-to-one support on this.

4b. Forthcoming WordPress Releases and FSE

Updates via @webcommsat

Slack Thread Link

The project is working towards the next release, 6.0. For awareness, some updates from coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and docs:

  • The latest round of the FSE Call of Testing is under way, please amplify!
  • Social posts are available on the WordPress.org accounts, please share these.
  • This week we have had both Beta 4 and the first 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. (RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge.). Please help test the RC. There are instructions in the post
  • @marybaum and @webcommsat are collecting information on what additional information will be useful to help non-developers take part in this testing. Please share it in the thread.
  • The Field Guide for 6.0 is now available and more dev notes will be added to this. If you are excited about a particular feature, and are interested in helping with end-user documentation or Learn WordPress resources, please add your details to the thread.

4c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

  • People of WordPress April 2022 is out! The featured WordPresser is @meher, who as you may know is a part of the Marketing Team and a previous 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.. Please read, and share!
  • Opportunities for photo editors and updaters are available for the next three editions of People of WordPress – please contact @webcommsat and @MegPhillips91 who are working on a photo guide. Existing photos for these editions will be added to GitHub shortly to help photo editors get started.
  • #GrowYourWP campaign – There are no major updates this week, but we have a call-to-action for our awesome Make WordPress Marketing team contributors: please share your own stories! Thanks to @jpantani.
  • The next Month in WordPress should be published on Thursday 5 May, 2022. Thanks to @rmartinezduque for sharing a link to the draft.

4d. Social media status

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

  • We continue to ask that new contributors help with WordPress.org Social Media Amplification. Given the newness of our social efforts on WordPress.org, liking, commenting, sharing, or otherwise engaging with content is the best way to help.
  • This week, @sippis has asked for help spreading the word about 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. Europe (2-4 June 2022). Please take a moment to share this update on WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each.Link to Tweet

Updates by @bjmcsherry

Our audience across all networks grew by 369 followers (net – i.e. minus unfollows) last week. That brings our total audience to 2,038,089 followers.

We had good engagement overall with many of our campaigns including the ‘WordPress 6.0 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. 3′ and ‘WordPress 6.0 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)’ news posts, and ‘WP 5.9 Pinterest embeds’ posts in some of our best examples throughout the week. Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:

  • Impressions: 1,322,188
  • Engagements: 5,283
  • Link clicks: 1,571
  • Messages received: 34

4e. Contributor Events updates WordCamp Europe

Update from @jpantani

Slack Thread Link

  • There is some individual and collaborative work that needs to be done in advance of WCEU.
  • There is an open call (GitHub card) for brainstorming ideas that can be used to help generate contributor interest in marketing for WordPress. Please leave your idea on the GitHub card or reply in the thread.
  • Please, reply in the thread or on the GitHub card above if you plan to attend WCEU Contributor Day!

5. Diary Dates – upcoming events and meetings

Slack Thread Link

Our next Coffee break will be on 5 May 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, facilitated by @megphillips91. This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 11 May 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add items or async updates to the GitHub card for next week.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting, May 4, 2022

The meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. at May 4, 2022 15:00 UTC. As it is a global project, asynchronous contribution is welcome.
The GitHub card relating to this week’s meetings planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notes from April 27, 2022
    a. Volunteer call for notetakers and for our bi-weekly coffee break
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    a. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ links
    b. Documentation Sprints
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates
    d. Social media updates
    e. Contributor Events updates – 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. Europe, others
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    a. Next week’s meeting and planning – GitHub card for May 11, 2022
    b. Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    c. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, April 27, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack 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 as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 

2. Getting to know the team and help to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week: “What was the first art or creative hobby you had as a child, and do you still do that art form or creative hobby today?” View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Notetakers for coming weeks – you can join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings or adding your name to the weekly GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ card.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.  Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Project Updates

4a) GitHub links

 Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • You can find our central GitHub repository and task board at this link: Marketing Tasks GitHub board.
  • If a post is published relating to a task, please add the published link and indicate if the task can be closed. Thanks.
  • Thank you to the contributors who are working on fixes / feedback on GitHub 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. features we use and liaising with other teams on this.
  • If you would like specific assistance on using GitHub, please reply in this thread. We have contributors who have been providing small group and one to one support on this.
  • You can get involved with the next meeting planning on this GitHub card for the meeting on May 4 2022. This is now one combined location for preparation, links for the weekly meeting and items for that week.

4b) Documentation sprint

 Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

4c) Forthcoming WordPress Releases and FSE

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk @webcommsat and @dansoschin

Slack Thread Link

WordPress 6.0 is the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. and is expected on May 24, 2022

  • WordPress 6.0 Beta 3 was released and the next release will be RC1 on May 3, 2022. Lots of people coming to test including from marketing. For further details on upcoming WordPress 6.0 releases please visit WordPress 6.0 Development Cycle.
  • @dansoschin: The About Page which is part of the release package, will be more-or-less finalized in copy form and design form at the end of this week. Here is the working draft note – WordPress 6.0 About Page. The purpose of this file, as currently established, is to provide a brief update of what’s in the release and provide links to resources where you can find more information.
  • Status of Webfonts API for WordPress 6.0 Inclusion planned in the 6.0 release.
  • Test WordPress 6.0: @webcommsat is collecting information to share with documentation, training, and coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. on what extra information / steps would be useful for non-devs to take part in this kind of testing. Please share any feedback you have on the existing testing information and what info/ screenshots would be helpful with her (Slack: abhanonstopnewsuk) and @marybaum
  • @webcommsat: There is a lot of cross-team work going on for 6.0, including relating to documentation. If you are interested in writing end user documentation and Learn WP materials, please get in touch. There is joint working going on in this area and you are welcome to get involved.

4d) Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates

Slack Thread Link

Updates via @lmurillom

  • #GrowYourWP campaign – the GitHub card has an update from April 18 and a discussion on translating the campaign in the longer term. Thanks to @jpantani
  • Month in WordPress newsletter – @rmartinezduque will share an update later in the week. The next edition of Month in WordPress aims to be published next Thursday May 5, 2022. If anyone has any Make Team updates they would like to see featured regarding Month in WordPress, please feel free to add them to this GitHub card or share them in the Make Marketing Slack channel and pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @rmartinezduque for awareness by Tuesday May 3 2022. The draft will be added to the GitHub card and shared on this channel prior to publication.
  • The Polyglots Newsletter for April 2022 is out! Please read, share and sign up for their updates.

4e) WPDiversity items for awareness

Slack Thread Link

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • WP Diversity APAC meetings to start from May 12, 2022. @jillbinder and @devinmaeztri asked to help spread the word about this exciting new development. Meetups and WordCamps looking for speakers can share in the diversity-speaker-support channel on the Making WordPress Slack the kind of topics being requested and dates, if available. The channel is to support a diverse roster of speakers at official WordPress events (meetups and WordCamps)
  • @santanainniss is starting as the contact person for social posts on WP Diversity

4f) Social media status

 Updates via @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry

Slack Thread Link

5) Diary dates

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

6) Open Floor

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

  • @rmartinezduque wanted to share a few updates regarding the promotion of the new Pinterest and Wolfram embeds in 5.9.
    • The HelpHub article on the new Pinterest embed blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. is now published.
    • Today and in the coming weeks we will be sharing a few posts about the Pinterest embeds in WordPress’ social platforms. Liking and sharing them will be a great way to help spread the word!
    • The HelpHub article on the Wolfram embed is on track but has not been published yet.

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add items or async updates to the GitHub card for next week.


#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, April 27, 2022

The meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. at April 27, 2022 15:00 UTC. As it is a global project, asynchronous contribution is welcome.
The GitHub card relating to this week’s meetings planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notes from the Last Meeting on April 20, 2022
    a. Volunteer call for notetakers and for our bi-weekly coffee break.
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    a. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ links
    b. Documentation Sprints
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates
    #GrowYourWP campaign – GitHub card updates
    – Month in WordPress
    – anything else?
    d. WPDiversity – awareness items
    e. Social media updates – @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry
    f. Contributor Events updates – 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. Europe, any others?
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    a. Next week’s meeting and planning – GitHub card for May 4, 2022
    b. Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    c. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 20 April 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack 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 as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome, Introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 

2. Getting to know the team and help to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: participants (Slack Thread for those who signed-in)
  2. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: “What is your favorite board-based game and what was the most useful thing you have learnt from playing it?” See participant responses via this Slack thread (link).

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Notetakers for coming weeks – you can join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings or adding your name to the weekly GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ card.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.  Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Project Updates

4a) Newsletters, Campaigns and Events

 Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

4b) Social media status

 Updates via @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry

Slack Thread Link

  • We continue to ask that new contributors help with: WordPress.org Social Media Amplification.  
  • Thanks to @bjmcsherry for updating StatsPerformance: Our audience across all networks grew by 693 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,037,458 followers.
    We saw excellent engagement overall with many of our campaigns including the ‘WordPress 6.0 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′ announcement, and ‘Openverse’ posts in some of our best examples throughout the week.
    • Impressions: 1,565,550
    • Engagements:  7,145
    • Link clicks: 2,206
    • Messages received: 27

4c) GitHub Updates and Links

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • The central GitHub repository and task board is at this link: Marketing Tasks GitHub board
  • If any of our new or existing contributors have specific help requests which are not currently logged on the spreadsheet, please do add them and your GitHub ID so someone can try and help you.
  • Please note, if a Newsletter, Notes etc are published, please add the link to the GitHub card as a status update, and who has been involved. Then the card can be closed by the Team Reps.
  • You can add suggestions/ input into next week’s meeting and activity on its GitHub card

4d) Contributor events updates

Slack Thread Link

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk: nothing new received in.

5) Diary dates

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

6) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 27 April 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add items or async updates to the GitHub card for next week.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 13 April 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack 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 as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome, Introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 

2. Getting to know the team and help to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: 14 participants can be viewed via this (Slack Thread with WordPress IDs)
  2. Social question of the week: “What is your favorite material to use in your work or hobby, and why do you like it? This could be a particular wood, textile, pen, tool or more.” See participant responses via this Slack thread (link).

3. Notes from the Last Meeting

  • Thank you to @ugyensupport for drafting last week’s notes. Please let us know if there are any adjustments needed.
  • Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings!

4. Project Updates

4a. Newsletters, Campaigns and Events

  • Newsletters: This month’s edition of the MeetupMeetup All 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. Organizer Newsletter will be written by Cate from the Community Team to assist @anjanavasan. @mysweetcate advised that Community will now be doing this newsletter and the input required from marketing contributors will be for content suggestions for each edition. Cate confirmed the newsletter will no longer be edited / reviewed in Marketing but be done in Community. Other ideas are being explored for marketing input. Slack thread
  • Content audit: @anjanavasan has been working on a content audit of WordPress.org and identifying priorities for improvements, both in terms of content and SEO. She will share her findings soon, and is hoping to get some involvement from anyone who’s interested in being part of this project.
  • People of WordPress: Update from @webcommsat: April’s edition is well underway. Contributors include @lmurillom, @anjanavasan, @megphillips91 and others. If you have volunteered and not sent an update recently, can you please share this by next Friday. Thank you to the new volunteers too. Thanks too to @megphillips91, @marybaum, and @meher who have been looking at image templates.
  • #GrowYourStory campaign: Slack thread. @jpantani has added in a status update in the GitHub card for Grow Your Story. With the new post being published, he said they will begin pointing to it from all social media posts supporting the campaign beginning the week of 11 April 2022. Currently, one post per week is sent out on the 4 major social platforms for WordPress.org.
    • A few ways you can contribute:
      • Subscribe, follow, and like the posts on Social
      • Repost and share the posts
      • Post and share your own posts and link to the Make Marketing Grow Your Story Blog Post
      • Add and share your story on via the form from the Blog post
      • We will like to share those stories on social as well!
  • WP Briefing: There is an ongoing call for topic ideas for WP Briefing podcast. Add your ideas to the discussion on GitHub or reply in the Slack thread and tag @santanainniss

4b. Social media status

Update via: @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry – We continue to ask that new contributors help with WordPress.org Social Media Amplification. Given the newness of our social efforts on WordPress.org, liking, commenting, sharing, or otherwise engaging with content is the best way to help.

Our audience across all networks grew by 774 followers (Net – Ie. minus unfollows) last week. That brings our total audience to 2,036,574 followers.
Overall numbers look like this:

  • Impressions: 1,873,948
  • Engagements: 5,360
  • Link clicks: 1,458
  • Messages received: 35

4c. GitHub Updates and Links

Update via @nalininonstopnewsuk: You can find our central GitHub repository and task board at this link: Marketing Tasks GitHub board.
Please note, if a Newsletter, Notes etc are published, please add the link to the GitHub card as a status update, and who has been involved. Then the card can be closed by the Team Reps.

4d. Contributor events updates

No further updates on 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. Europe Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. this week.

If you are going to or aware of any other WordCamp Contributor Days, share them in our weekly meetings or on the GitHub planning ticket.

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday 21 April 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, facilitated by @santanainniss. This bi-weekly social hour is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

To volunteer to help facilitate a coffee break, check out the GitHub card.

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6. Open floor

Slack Link

  • @webcommsat shared some updates from CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., including a recap of the walkthrough of 6.0 and the release post, opportunities to participate in testing 6.0 and FSE, and the bug scrub continuing with the About / Help page component.
  • Reminder that you do not have to be a Developer to contribute to Core, often it is just seeing if you can replicate an issue someone has reported or help explain it.

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 20 April 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the  #marketing channel on Slack. You can contribute to ideas/ suggestions and add updates asynchronously on the GitHub card associated with the meeting on 20 April 2022.

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Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 6 April 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack 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 as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome, Introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 

2. Getting to know the team and help to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: 13 participants can be reviewed via this (Slack Thread with WordPress IDs)
  2. Social question of the week: “When did you discover WordPress?” See participant responses via this Slack thread (link).

3. Notes from the Last Meeting

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings!

4. Project Updates

4a) Walkthrough of the next major WordPress release 6.0

Slack Thread Link

  • The walkthrough took place on Tuesday this week.
  • @dansoschin is writing a recap post on the Make WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blog.

4b) Newsletters, Campaigns and Events

 Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • Month in WordPress has been published. Thanks to everyone who gave their input for this edition.
  • Update from @jpantani: the #GrowYourStory campaign has been launched! Let’s help these efforts by sharing this post across social media, and follow the hashtag across all social channels. He confirmed this was the way for marketing members to contribute at the moment.
  • We are excited to share the latest People of WordPress, profiling product manager and web developer @juanfra. Thank you to all the contributors involved in this piece during the last year or so (you can see their names at the end of the story) and to Juan. 
  • The April edition is being worked on
  • Props to @webcommsat and @cbringmann who both spend a lot of time on the People of WordPress series together.
  • There is an ongoing call for topic ideas for WP Briefing podcast. Add your ideas to the discussion on GitHub or reply in the Slack thread and tag @santanainniss

4c) Social media status

 Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

  • We continue to ask that new contributors help with: WordPress.org Social Media Amplification.  
  • Thanks to @bjmcsherry for updating StatsPerformance: Our audience across all networks grew by 628 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,036,078 followers.
    • Impressions: 1,231,000
    • Engagements: 4,727
    • Link clicks: 1,179
    • Messages received: 22

4d) GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ Updates and Links

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • The central GitHub repository and task board is at this link: Marketing Tasks GitHub board
  • If any of our new or existing contributors have specific help requests which are not currently logged on the spreadsheet, please do add them and your GitHub ID so someone can try and help you.
  • @webcommsat updated on:
    • have updated all the About descriptions for the old repos that have been migrated, so anyone viewing the Repos under WordPress can see that these are older versions and where to go for the current repo. Once a final check is done on migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. for those old repos, they will be archived by @vimes1984 and @meher
    • answered the questions on GitHub with the examples posted in the Month in WordPress macro card. She suggests these are added to the wiki with the other information to help users.

4e) Contributor events updates

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

5) Diary dates

Updates via @eidolonnight

  • Coffee break on Thursday 7 April 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC will be facilitated by @megphillips91. This bi-weekly social hour is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.
  • Check out the Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities
    • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar on your own.
    • If you have difficulties or a need to embed our calendar into other tools, please share this and we will try to help. 
  • Upcoming Diary Dates are in the Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link

  • @nalininonstopnewsuk invited anyone interested to get involved with the next meeting planning by commenting on this GitHub card:  meeting on 13 April 2022.
  • @rmartinezduque is helping to promote and coordinate the efforts for the Photo Directory campaigns on social. You can learn more about the current campaigns in this previous update and link. They are exploring the idea of sharing stories behind some of the contributed photos to raise awareness about the project. If you have contributed any photos to the directory and would like to share a brief story about it for social media, please feel feel to reach out to @rmartinezduque!

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 13 April 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.


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Agenda: Global Marketing Team, 6 April 2022

The meeting will be held in the Marketing channel on the Making WordPress Slack at 15:00 UTC. All welcome. Async contribution is welcome.

  1. Welcome
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Attendees
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notes from the Last Meeting
    a. Volunteer call for notetakers and for our bi-weekly coffee break.
  4. Project Updates
    a. The 6.0 walkthrough
    b. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates – Month in WordPress newsletter, People of WordPress, #GrowYourStory campaign launch, WP Briefing podcast
    c. Social media updates
    d. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ links and updates
    e. Contributor Events updates
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    a. Meeting time
    b. Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    c. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

If you have any additions, please comment below.

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Notes: Global Marketing Team, 30 March 2022

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 SlackSlack Slack 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.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to the Slack thread. This will help you join in the discussions and to get help to get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome, Introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting for whatever reason please join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates there. 

2. Getting To Know Each Other

  1. Meeting attendees can be viewed via this Slack Thread with WordPress IDs
  2. Social question of the week: “What is your favorite sport to watch or play? Do you have an analogy from this sport to marketing and communications?” You can add your response and read what other participants shared via this Slack thread (link). 

3. Notes from The Last Meeting

Notetakers for coming weeks – please volunteer to contribute to creating these notes where there is a call for note-takers during our meetings!

4. Projects and Task Updates

4a)  Social media status

Updates via @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry

Slack Thread Link 

  • Performance: Our audience across all networks grew by 640 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,035,649 followers.
    • Impressions: 1,249,133
    • Engagements: 6,899
    • Link clicks: 1,364
    • Messages received: 32

We have an open task for those who would like to help grow our social presence: WordPress Social Media Amplification

4b) GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ Updates 

 Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link 

  • The team’s new GitHub main marketing board is ready for adding campaigns, now conveniently in one central location.
  • We encourage all who can to get involved. As long as you have a GitHub account, you should be able to add comments to cards on this board as well as take part in meeting planning in the weekly Marketing meeting discussion
    • i) 6.0 Updates relevant to marketing are available in this thread
    • ii) Status Review of GitHub cards in this Slack thread
    • iii) Updates on contributor events and resources related cards were made in this thread

4c) Updates/News on Contributor Events 

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link 

If you know of a forthcoming contributor event, please add to the thread when you can. 

4d) Newsletters

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • Highlight: the next edition of The Month in WordPress is coming out next week

5) Important Dates

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

  • Our next Coffee break will be Thursday 7 April 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC and facilitated by @MegPhillips91. This bi-weekly social hour is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.
  • Check out the Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities  
    • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar on your own.
    • If you have difficulties or a need to embed our calendar into other tools, please share this and we will try to help. 
  • Important upcoming dates are in this dedicated post.

6) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link 

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 6 April 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the Make WordPress #marketing channel on Slack. To contribute to the next meeting’s agenda join in the discussion on GitHub.

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