Notes, WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, September 21, 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 its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on September 21, 2022. GitHub card for the week
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk @eidolonnightGitHubGitHub 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. https://github.com/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom @eidolonnight
  • Meeting notes: @santanainniss
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk. Thanks to @webcommsat for the support on GitHub.
  • 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, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  • Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: to celebrate creativity, what are your favorite two colors to put together? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Thank you to our note-taking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. 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 for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, send a message in the main Marketing slack channel and include Nalini (for her Slack ID write the ‘@’ sympbol followed by her name ‘Nalini’, no space).

Team notes from September 14, 2022 – props to @yashwardhanrana for drafting and to @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for notetakers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

September 28, 2022 – GitHub #112 –
October 2, 2022 GitHub #116 – Adeeb Malik
October 9, 2022 GitHub #117 –

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.
Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer.

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update from @eidolonnight

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available. We will be bringing GitHub cards to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card.

If you’re a member of the WordPress GitHub organization and have Two-Factor-Authentication disabled, please enable it on your GitHub account, as it will soon be required. You can enable it at: https://github.com/settings/security

  1. Five for the Future Email Template for Contributors (GitHub #18). Several contributors at WoordCamp US (WCUS) drafted this template. We just need to do some copy review and package these up. More templates are still welcome as well! If you would like to help, comment here and/or in the issue.
  2. Create plan for short-form video content on Tiktok (GitHub #114). Several contributors at WCUS put together some wonderful thoughts on the how this can be done. Let’s discuss next steps in the GitHub issue and put together some pilot content.
  3. We also had several ideas come in for the #WordPress, #WPPhotos, #LearnWP, #WPOpenverse, #GrowYourStoryWP, and #WordCamp campaigns during WCUS 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/.. I’ve updated the WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub #7).
  4. We have an open brainstorming doc from WCUS with several ideas. Call for contributors to review and create Github issues as needed.

4a. Social media update

  1. Social media amplification. Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there. This is a good first task for new contributors.
  2. Weekly social media stats reported by @bjmcsherry: We managed another strong week for our social campaigns, especially with our key net-new subscribers objective, hitting 1,380 followers as we continue to drive higher than expected weekly numbers from previous performances. In addition, many of our campaigns including 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. follow-up and the Photo Directory campaign performed best. These scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.
    • Here are a look at some of the overall performance numbers for the last week:
    • Impressions: 291,564
    • Engagements: 5,964
    • Link clicks: 1,318
    • Messages received: 40

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Dan subbed in for WordPress 6.1 Marketing & Communications Lead, @jpantani, at the meeting for any 6.1 release updates.

  • 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 ready for general/public testing on September 21, 2022
  • After Beta 1 ships, we will begin work on the About Page which will detail key features/updates that are included in 6.1. Follow along in this channel for more information.

4c. Contributor events update

Updates from @eidolonnight

  • WordCamp Asia contributor day awareness, February 17, 2023 – GitHub #108. Please can you add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table.
  • Just a reminder from last week. There is a Dzongkha language onboarding video in progress – this is now set for a month before WordCamp Asia 2023. @Ugyen is working on this. Please add to the GitHub #59 if you can assist him with the video work on this.

4d. Newsletters and series

  • Month in WordPress:  If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant for the September 2022 edition, please feel free to add them as a comment to GitHub #109 by Friday September 30, 2022.
  • WP Briefing@Santana.Inniss has shared a call for brainstorming for the Halloween Episode of the WP Briefing Podcast. Please leave your ideas in GitHub #113. Deadline: September 26, 2022
  • Annual WordPress 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. Survey: The Community Team would like to conduct another outreach effort to encourage meetup organizers and members to complete the Annual WordPress Meetup Survey (available in 14 languages).

4e Campaigns

Photos directory initiative (GitHub card 80) for World Photography Day. Please continue to submit your photos, and if you would like to share a story behind the photo they sent and the place it represents, reach out to @rmartinezduque.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Updates by @nalininonstopnewsuk

Our next Coffee break was held on Thursday 22 September 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC facilitated by @laurlittle.

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.

6. Open floor

No additional items shared during the open floor.

Next meeting

You can join the GitHub card #112 for next week’s meeting on September 28, 2022. The meeting will take place in this channel at 15:00 UTC.

Post meeting

Polyglots will be updating wptranslationday.org for the event for 2022. @eidolonnight confirmed they will use @TranslateWP on Twitter with updates and sharing some items on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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 channels too.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda, global WordPress Marketing Team meeting, September 28, 2022

(reposting due to issue)

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the 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/. on Wednesday September 28, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub ticket #112 for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    a. Notes from the meeting on September 14, 2022. Thank you to @yashwardhanrana for writing and @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.
    b. Could you volunteer to draft a future meeting note? Add yourself to the 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. https://github.com/ card for the week or share during the meeting on Slack. The guide is being updated – if you have other suggestions to help with 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) or to support contributors who are new to adding content to WordPress in particular, please message @nalininonstopnewsuk.
    c. Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (GitHub card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide).
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
    a. Update on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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 accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing
    c. Contributor Events updates – do you know of any others taking place that are planning Marketing tables?
    d. Newsletters
    e. Campaigns
    f. Any other Make WordPress events
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – October 2, 2022 (GitHub #116)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor
    If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.

You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team

Agenda, global WordPress Marketing Team meeting, September 21, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the 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/. on Wednesday September 14, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub ticket (#111) for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    a. Notes from the meeting on September 14, 2022. Thank you to @yashwardhanrana for writing and @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.
    b. Could you volunteer to draft a future meeting note? Add yourself to the 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. https://github.com/ card for the week or share during the meeting on Slack. The guide is being updated – if you have other suggestions to help with 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) or to support contributors who are new to adding content to WordPress in particular, please message @nalininonstopnewsuk.
    c. Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (GitHub card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide).
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
    a. Update on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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 accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing
    c. Contributor Events updates – do you know of any others taking place that are planning Marketing tables?
    d. Newsletters
    e. Campaigns
    f. Any other Make WordPress events
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – September 28, 2022 (GitHub #112)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor
    If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.

You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, September 14, 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 its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on September 14, 2022. GitHub card for the week #107
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps:  @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @eidolonnightGitHubGitHub 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. https://github.com/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom.
  • Meeting notes: @yashwardhanrana
  • Meeting notes Editor/Review: @lmurillom and @nalininonstopnewsuk. @webcommsat for providing additional Slack, Make post and GitHub links.
  • 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, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  2. Social question of the week: Which sport do you most like to watch? How would you recommend it to others? Read the replies from contributors on Slack.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook. We will be adding screenshots to help contributors less familiar with updating the blog site.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. 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 for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

Take a look at the team notes from September 7, 2022 — props to @webcommsat for drafting and @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for notetakers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

14 September 2022 – @yashwardhanrana
21 September 2022 –  @santanainniss
28 September 2022 – @slspeller911

Help to facilitate a coffee break?
We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.
Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer.

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available.

With the preparation for WCUS, we will leave check-ins until next week. Please do update any cards on GitHub this week or let @nalininonstopnewsuk (‘nalini’ on Slack) know if you would like one of our GitHub support contributors to help you.

4a. Updates on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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 accounts and how you can help

Update from @eidolonnight.

i) @eidolonnight has a Zapier automation running to help solve Auto post published videos to YouTube channel. Conversation is ongoing in this #WPTV thread. Expect WordPress.TV videos to be published to the WordPress YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

ii) Thanks to the Training team, this will include tutorials from Learn.WordPress.org. @eidolonnight spoke to @courane01 at 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. US (WCUS) about encouraging the use of tags on these videos since these do get imported to YouTube along with the videos. So if you see opportunities there, be sure to point them out.

iii) Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there.

This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns. Just post here and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of that GitHub issue.

We had several great ideas for content come in on 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/. at WCUS. Read the workshop document for details.

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Update from @eidolonnight and @dansoschin

@dansoschin subbed in for WordPress 6.1 Marketing & Communications Lead, @jpantani.

4c. Contributor events update

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • A big “thank you” to all those who participated in the WordCamp US (WCUS) Contributor Day. We saw excellent contributions across a number of activities. You can review the day’s work in the WCUS 2022 Contributor Day document.
  • WordCamp Asia contributor day awareness, February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please can you add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table.
  • There is a Dzongkha language onboarding video in progress – this is now set for completion including the YouTube and Learn WP work for a month before WordCamp Asia 2023. @ugyensupport is working on this. Please add to the GitHub ticket #59 if you can assist him with the video work on this.
  • Can you share your contributor story for WordCamp Asia?
    (this item came up under Open Floor). Update via @ugyensupport. This will be the first in-Asia flagship WordCamp dedicated to Contributors and WordPress Communities who contribute to WordPress. The team is planning to feature some stories from seasoned contributors who enjoyed their experience at contributing events. Find out more.

4d. Newsletters and series

Updates from @lmurillom, @rmartinezduque, @webcommsat, @santanainniss

i) Month in WordPress:  If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant for the September 2022 edition, please feel free to add them as a comment to this GitHub card 109 by Friday, September 30, 2022.

ii) People in WordPress series:

  • September 2022 GitHub #104 – An update interview has now been done for this and the feature will be updated. Awaiting pictures for editing. Waiting on information on WordPress Translation Day arrangements or links to tie-in.
  • Work on October 2022 photo collection and editing has started. If anyone wants to help with this, please get in touch on the GitHub card or with @meher or @webcommsat.

iii) WP Briefing: in episode 38 of the podcast, @chanthaboune speaks with @azhiyadev about the WordPress Training team and the Learn WordPress.org initiative. Please listen, share, and think about contributing time to the Training team.

Additionally, @santanainniss has shared a call for brainstorming for the Halloween Episode of the WP Briefing Podcast. Please leave your ideas in the GitHub card. Deadline: September 26, 2022

iv) WordPress Translation Day plans

There will be some events and local translation encouragement on September 28, 2022, before International Translation Day on September 30. More information to come.

4e. Campaigns

Update received from @rmartinezduque.

Photos directory initiative (GitHub card #80) for World Photography Day.

The challenge collection now has 90, and about 30 social posts about the challenge have already been published across the WordPress.org platforms. Photos from the challenge will continue to be featured on WordPress.org’s social platforms.

If any of the people who participated would like to share a story behind the photo they sent and the place it represents, please reach out to Reyes (ReyesMartinez on Slack).

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Update from @lmurillom

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday, 22 September 2022, at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC. 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.
Volunteer needed to help facilitate this.

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

6. Open floor

a) Update from the Training teamSlack thread
The individual learning survey is still open for completion. Training has been talking with @jpantani about elevating stories of direct learners on social. @eidolonnight encouraged setting an end date for the survey. @dansoschin has set a social tweet to go out on September 24, 2022.

b) Marketing Team Handbook Slack thread
Update from @santanainniss who is part of the group working on some of the proposed improvements for 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) and screenshots for the marketing handbook note taking page. She has run into some errors in the Make blog and has some questions on how to solve. Discussion on this took place in the meeting as other contributors have been having similar issues and started documenting the same. @meher is co-ordinating these efforts and will do the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. ticket.

Next meeting

The next global Marketing team meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 08:30 PM GMT+5:30. All welcome.

You can contribute and add asynchronous updates on the GitHub card #110 for planning for September 21, 2022.

#learnwp, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda, WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, September 14, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the 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/. on Wednesday September 14, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub ticket (#110) for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    a. Notes from the meeting on September 07, 2022. Thank you to @webcommsat for writing and @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.
    b. Could you volunteer to draft a future meeting note? Add yourself to the 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. https://github.com/ card for the week or share during the meeting on Slack. The guide is being updated – if you have other suggestions to help with 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) or to support contributors who are new to adding content to WordPress in particular, please message @nalininonstopnewsuk.
    c. Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (GitHub card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide).
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
    a. Update on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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 accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing, including any update on the 6.1 product walkthrough
    c. Contributor Events updates – let us know if you know of any others taking place that are planning Marketing tables.
    d. Newsletters
    e. Campaigns
    f. Any other Make WordPress events
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – September 21, 2022 (GitHub #111)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor
    If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.

You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes, WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, September 7, 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 its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on September 7, 2022. GitHub card for the week
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk @eidolonnightGitHubGitHub 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. https://github.com/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom
  • Meeting notes: @webcommsat
  • Notes Editor/Review: @lmurillom and @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • 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, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  2. The team took a moment to mark and thank a contributor who had died recently.
  3. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: what is the one food you would not want to ever give up? Read the replies from the team on Slack. If you are looking for inspiration – discover some contributors’ favourite foods by visiting the WordPress Photo Directory results on food. Remember, you can submit photos to it too!

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. 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 for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalini in your message.

Take a look at the team notes from August 31, 2022 — props to @laurlittle for drafting and @nalininonstopnewsuk for reviewing.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for notetakers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

7 September 2022 –  @webcommsat
14 September 2022@yashwardhanrana
21 September 2022 –  @santanainniss
28 September 2022 – any takers?

Help to facilitate a coffee break?
We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.
Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer.

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available. We will be bringing GitHub cards to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card.

i) Have you commented on the Marketing Team description discussion? You can do so on the GitHub ticket #87. @eidolonnight shared it is the final week for collecting feedback.

ii) Polyglot stories – this ticket is on hold for publication pending the schedule for WordPress Translation Day 2022 to tie in with the ongoing promotions. Have global or local events been set? If the date has not been confirmed for 2022, the stories will be resumed for the polyglots monthly newsletter.

@naoko: this post is what we have so far. Announcement: WordPress Translation Day 2022. We will start gathering links of local and global events and more details.

iii) A-Z jargon glossary updating GitHub ticket #39
@marybaum will be making this available at 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. US 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/. 2022 and running a session in the future.

iv) WordPress.org menu
There was a request from MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. on this last week. It is referenced in GitHub ticket 106. Update from the previous week from @eidolonnight: a new iteration of the WordPress.org main navigation will be launching soon. This is the result of the nav conversation in Meta. Nicholas shared the latest update can be found in this post Simplifying the admin bar in the global navigation menu. Nothing further needed from the Marketing team at this stage.

Thank you for everyone who has assisted with updating GitHub tickets and moving items on during the last week.

4a. Social media update

i) WordPress.tv videos on YouTube

@eidolonnight has a Zapier automation running to help solve Auto post published videos to YouTube channel. Conversation is ongoing in this #WPTV Slack thread. Expect WordPress.TV videos to be published to the WordPress YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

It is aimed to have a single YouTube channel with multiple playlists to have the most algorithmic success and avoid spreading our audience across multiple channels.

@eidolonnight is drafting some notes for a handbook page and will share in the Marketing team when it is available.

ii) Social media amplification

Slack thread

Background: The WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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 Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there.

How to get involved: This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns. You can post in the Slack thread for the social media amplification task in weekly team meetings and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of the GitHub issue.

Update from @bjmcsherry on last week’s WordPress.org social media stats and insights:

We continued our strong growth this week, especially with our key net-new subscribers objective, hitting 1,712 followers which is a near high for us. In addition, many of our campaigns including the WordPress 6.0.2 campaign plus the Website Redesign campaign looking at the upgraded NAV performed best. These scored some of the highest marks in some of our best examples throughout the week. A look at some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 313,761
  • Engagements: 6,343
  • Link clicks: 2,169
  • Messages received: 40

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

@eidolonnight: Notice: As of December 1, 2022 the WordPress Security Team will no longer provide security updates for WordPress versions 3.7 through 4.0.

WordPress 6.1 Marketing & Communications Lead, @jpantani. The 6.1 Product Walk-through has been announced, and scheduled for September 13, 2022 at 16:00 UTC. The zoom link will be provided closer to the event. And we have several people lined up as moderator and panellists to talk about the exciting features that are set to be included in this release. Until then you are welcome to follow along in #walkthrough as we prepare.

@dansoschin: 6.0.2 shipped last week and includes some security updates as well as maintenance items. Everyone should update, as always!

Full Site Editor – the latest call for testing closed on September 2, 2022. You can follow the developments in the

4c. Contributor events update

Updates from @nalininonstopnewsuk.

i) WordCamp US

If you will be attending Contributor Day at WordCamp US on September 11, 2022, please visit the open GitHub ticket (#90). Let us know if you will be joining in person at the marketing table or to help welcome virtually on Slack. On the ticket you can check for updates on what is being planned. 

Openverse at WordCamp US Contributor Day – @rmartinezduque has asked to share this post for awareness.

ii) WordCamp Asia

  •  WordCamp Asia contributor day awareness, February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please can you add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table.
  • Bhutanese onboarding video – the deadline has been updated for completion ready for the work associated with publication. This is now set for a month before WordCamp Asia 2023. @ugyensupport is working on this. Please add to the GitHub ticket #59 if you can assist him.

iv) Does anyone know of any other WordCamp or WordPress 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. contributor days/ events which are likely to have a marketing table?

4d. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

Newsletters

Month in WordPress August 2022 has been published! Please read and share.
If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant for the September 2022 edition, please feel free to add them as a comment to this GitHub card by Friday, September 30, 2022.

People of WordPress

Update via @webcommsat

The latest edition has been published. Last month, the series went to the US to link in with WordCamp US. Bud Kraus was featured, a WordPress trainer who has made a career in helping others learn about software. He also shares how he uses technology in order to overcome long standing difficulties with his eyesight. Please read and share!

Contributors involved in the August 2022 edition: @webcommsat, @marybaum, @sthakor, @meher, @lmurillom, @cbringmann, and @trynet for sharing his experiences.

The September 2022 edition will go to Taiwan and will feature Huanyi Chuang. GitHub ticket #104. You can follow along and volunteer to support the series on GitHub.

We had built in extra time for the September edition due to WCUS. More time has been added to this for later in the week and early the following week. If anyone wants to assist or shadow the picture process, please let @abhanonstopnewsuk or @meher know on the GitHub card by 20 September 2022. If you would like to shadow some of the work on this edition later this week to be able to volunteer to support a future edition, please add your name to the relevant GitHub card too. 

Campaigns

Photos directory initiative (GitHub card 80) for World Photography Day – update from @rmartinezduque
The Photos team has approved more than 70 submissions. Photos from the challenge will continue to be featured on WordPress.org’s social platforms. A high number of photos have been submitted and there are still quite a few in the moderation queue. The World Photography Day collection will grow as they are approved. In the meantime, you can enjoy the challenge submissions that have already been approved at https://wordpress.org/photos/t/worldphotographyday22/ .

If any of the people who participated would like to share a story behind the photo of the location submitted, message in Slack and include her Slack ID Reyes Martinez.

5. Diary dates

Upcoming events and meetings

Coffee breaks, Thursday 8 September 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, and then same time, two weeks after. 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.

6. Open floor

  • @lmurillom: we have some ongoing Handbook updates related to Guidelines for Meeting Notes.

    Notes guide: @nalininonstopnewsuk is continuing to work on the handbook guide and incorporating feedback and language testing. She has removed the references to adding a link where there is automation built into the blog site. In response to a feedback query, confirming the agenda link in the notes needs to go to the post itself and not the Slack thread mentioning it. Thanks to @meher, @majaloncar and @webcommsat who have also helped and offered to continue to assist with this. There are some color contrast issues to review. @santanainniss, @lmurillom @ugyensupport @yashwardhanrana @vimes1984 have also offered to help with some of items identified or testing. Some of the screenshots needed to assist future notetakers are:
    • how to find the thread link in Slack to use in the notes
    • how to add WordPress.org IDs and check them (the notes guidelines have been updated to make this clearer and highlight that web links do not need to be added)
    • highlighting how to preview the post and check the links
    • how to check Slack links in preview on certain devices
    • assist those less familiar with using WordPress, for example how to use Heading tags for usability and 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), for those who prefer to work in a document first how to overcome formatting issues etc
  • @rmartinezduque: The final set of style variations for the Twenty Twenty-Three theme has been announced.

The next meeting will take place on September 14, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. All welcome. The GitHub card #110 for planning for 14 September 2022.

Props to @webcommsat for the notes; @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk and @eidolonnight for preparing and running the meeting. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda, global Marketing Team meeting, September 7, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the 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/. on Wednesday 7 August 2022, at 16:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub ticket card (#107) for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
    Notes from last week’s meeting on August 31, 2022. Thank you to @laurlittle
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    – Notes from August 24, 2022 – thanks to @ugyensupport and @webcommsat 
    – Can you volunteer to draft a future meeting note? Add yourself to the 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. https://github.com/ card for the week or share during the meeting on Slack.
    – Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (GitHub card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (guide updated).
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards including a request from Meta on taking forward the WordPress.org menu options
    a. Update on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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 accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing
    c. Contributor Events updates – the next major one will take place at 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. US. Please let us know if you know of any others taking place that are planning a Marketing Table. Italian version of the Make WordPress and Slack onboarding video
    d. Newsletters, campaigns, and event updates
    1. Follow up from the Photos directory initiative (GitHub card 80) for World Photography Day.
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – September 14, 2022 (GitHub #110)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

Note: Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repo. You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on cards, or give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the particular week’s meeting. The team works across the different timezones, and contributions are very welcome.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, August 31, 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 its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start at this timestamp in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @eidolonnight and @lmurillom. 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. https://github.com/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • Meeting notes: @laurlittle
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start.

2. Getting to know each other

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread
  2. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: in the spirit of the #WorldPhotographyDay22 initiative from last week, people shared their favorite landmarks (or those they wish to visit) in this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Take a look at the notes from August 24, 2022—thank you @ugyensupport and @webcommsat for putting them together!

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for notetakers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out the GitHub ticket #23 and add your name to the list!

4. Project and task updates

GitHub links

The main Marketing Team task board on GitHub.

If you would like specific assistance on using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available! You can also contribute to wiki information we are working on with other teams.

4a. Social Media

Update via: @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry

Slack thread link

GitHub ticket #7 details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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 accounts there. This is a good first task for new contributors. You can start participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns.

We continued our strong growth this week, including another large increase in net-new follower growth with 1,347 new subscribers. This was led by strong performance with LinkedIn. In addition, many of our campaigns including the Learn campaign and the Photo Directory campaign (which continued last week’s special themed campaign on #WorldPhotoDay), scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.

Some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 321,409
  • Engagements: 5,353
  • Link clicks: 1,640
  • Messages received: 41

Along with this week’s social update, @eidolonnight is exploring possible solutions for auto-posting published videos to the WordPress YouTube channel. Conversation is ongoing in this #WPTV thread.

4b. Forthcoming WordPress releases

Update via: @eidolonnight

Slack thread link

An update on WordPress 6.1 from Marketing & Communications lead, @jpantani:

  • Things are on track and work is beginning on writing announcements.
  • Save the date: there will be a live product walk-through on September 13, 2022 at 16:00 UTC. (The date and time were chosen to complement existing release party schedules.)
  • Some details about the live walk-through are still being worked out, but a formal announcement is on the way soon.

4c. Contributor events updates

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

4d. Newsletters, campaigns, and event updates

Update via: @lmurillom

Slack thread link

  • Month in WordPress AugustThe expected publication date for the August 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is Friday, September 2, 2022. If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant to the post, please feel free to add them as a comment to this GitHub card.
  • Update from the Photo Directory initiative(GitHub card 80) for World Photography Day@rmartinezduque has let us know that a few social posts were shared to announce that the challenge is now closed. However, everyone is encouraged to keep contributing to the Photo Directory. Photos from the challenge will also continue to be featured on WordPress.org’s social platforms.
    • A high number of photos have been submitted and there are still quite a few in the moderation queue. The World Photography Day collection will grow as they are approved. In the meantime, you can enjoy the challenge submissions that have already been approved at https://wordpress.org/photos/t/worldphotographyday22/
    • If any of the people who participated would like to share a story behind the photo they sent and the place it represents, please feel free to reach out to @rmartinezduque or add to the GitHub ticket 80 (link above).

5. Diary/Calendar dates

Our next coffee break will be Thursday 8 September 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC. 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/Calendar Dates post.

6. Open floor

@eidolonnight mentioned that there’s still an open discussion about the Marketing team description (GitHub card 87). The discussion has been open for a while, so if you would like to offer feedback, please do so as soon as possible.

@rmartinezduque reminded that a draft of the Month in WordPress for August would soon be ready for review.

Next meeting

Join us for the next Global Marketing Team meeting: 7 September 2022, 15:00 UTC in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add items or async updates to the GitHub card for next week (GitHub card 107).

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, August 24, 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.

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 helping to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week: there are a number of campaigns in the next few months to promote reusing textiles and repurposing clothes to help the environment and promote needlework. Have you an example of clothing that you have repurposed or adapted? Or a favorite item that you discovered at a vintage or charity shop? View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Props to @ugyensupport and @nalininonstopnewsuk for drafting August 17, 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 GitHub card.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out the #GitHub ticket 23 and add your name to the list!

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available.

We will be bringing GitHub cards to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card.

  • Ticket #14 has information on GitHub tags and labels standardization. @nalininonstopnewsuk is planning to work on this in the next few weeks with some of our contributors who have volunteered and the contributors who help support on GitHub. If you would like to help, please add your name in this thread or after the meeting on the card itself on GitHub.
  • We have a collection of glossary terms to describe from people’s submissions. If you have terms that would be helpful to explain, @nalininonstopnewsuk will add a link to an updated sheet on GitHub where you can add these. They can be terms on Slack, GitHub or the blog (P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.). Thank you to the contributors who asked for images and screen recordings to explain how to use a thread.
    Volunteer opportunity: If anyone would be able to make a short screen recording on threads and how to use them with different devices, this would be very welcome. Please contact @nalininonstopnewsuk.

4a. Social Media

Update via: @eidolonnight  @bjmcsherry

Slack thread link

Our GitHub ticket details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts there.

This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns.

We achieved some excellent results this week, including the largest net-new follower growth during any week this year with 1,632 new subscribers. This was an increase of 9.5% over the previous week.
In addition, many of our campaigns including the WP.org Website Redesign, and Photo Directory campaigns (which ran a special themed campaign on #WorldPhotoDay scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.

Here is a look at some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 235,534
  • Engagements: 5,515
  • Link clicks: 1,782
  • Messages received: 23

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Update via: @eidolonnight @jpantani

Slack thread link

We have a few active calls for testing for marketers to participate in and/or promote with your own social media accounts and blogs:

@jpantani shared that work is currently being done on release announcements for some time next week and there is a timeline for announcement cadences.

  • Save the date: tentatively planning a product walk-through for September 13, 2022, pending confirmation of release leads.
  • If you’re specifically interested in learning more about how announcements are crafted and to follow along this process to watch and learn, please reach out to @jpantani for the access.

Bug-Scrub Schedule for the 6.1 release. If you’re interested in leading a session reach out to either @chaion07 or @audrasjb.

4c. Contributor events updates

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

  • 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. US: If you will be attending 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/. at WordCamp US on September 11, 2022, please visit the open GitHub ticket (#90). Let us know some of the things you would like to work on. You can also check for updates on what is being planned.
  • Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collaboration last week.
  • We are making sure that all of our new contributors are adequately supported, and have inquired whether or not there will be dedicated onboarding tables like there were at WCEU. We’re trying to estimate how much time and resources we may need to dedicate to getting people set up in Slack, WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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/, etc.
  • WordCamp Asia: WordCamp Asia 2023 has announced a Contributor Day! This will take place on February 17, There will be more information in the coming weeks. GitHub card #108. Thank you to the WordCamp Asia team for the update.

4d. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

Update via: @lmurillom

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Month in WordPress AugustThe expected publication date for the August 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is Friday, September 2, 2022. If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant to the post, please feel free to add them as a comment to this GitHub card.

August 2022 Polyglots Newsletter: the newsletter covers the upcoming Polyglots coffee break,
the latest stats, and more news and resources.

Photo Directory initiative: the community is invited to contribute to the WordPress Photo Directory on the occasion of World Photography Day (August 19). This is a great opportunity to celebrate the project and grow the directory’s image collection.
The initiative has been announced in the Make Photos blog with information about the theme and instructions to participate. The challenge ends on August 28, 2022.

People of WordPress – if you can help on the next few editions, please add a comment to the relevant card on GitHub. The August edition is on course. Additional photography and research help is welcome.

Reminder to fill out the Annual Meetup Program Survey (for all WP 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. participants) and the Annual Meetup Organizer Survey (for all meetup organisers), and participate in the Meetup Reactivation campaign by reaching out to meetup organisers in your region.

5. Diary/Calendar dates

Our next coffee break will be Thursday 25 August 2022 at 18:30/6:30pm UTC and will be facilitated by @dansoschin. 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.

6. Open floor

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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) issue for contributors using speech to text technology adding to the blogs /P2 comments.
@eidolonnight recommends the accessibility Team or MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. Team for the difficulty of adding to the blog comments using dictation software or via mobile devices. 
@nalininonstopnewsuk suggest to outreach Meta Team.

Next meeting

Join us for the next Global Marketing Team meeting: 31 August 2022, 15:00 UTC in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add any updates to GitHub card 106 for next week.

Props to @ugyensupport and @webcommsat for the meeting notes and GitHub actions, and to @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom and @eidolonnight for the meeting preparation and facilitation.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda, Marketing meeting, August 31, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the 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 August 31, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub ticket card (#106) for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    – Notes from August 24, 2022 – thanks to @ugyensupport and @webcommsat 
    – Can you volunteer to draft a future meeting note? Add yourself to the 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. https://github.com/ card for the week or share during the meeting on Slack.
    – Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (GitHub card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (guide updated).
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards including a request from Meta on taking forward the WordPress.org menu options
    a. Update on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The 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 accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing
    6.0.2 has been released
    c. Contributor Events updates – the next major one will take place at 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. US. Please let us know if you know of any others taking place that are planning a Marketing Table. Italian version of the Make WordPress and Slack onboarding video
    d. Newsletters, campaigns, and event updates
    1. Follow up from the Photos directory initiative (GitHub card 80) for World Photography Day.
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – September 7, 2022 (GitHub #107)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

If you have any items you would like to ask to be scheduled or provide asynchronous information for Open Floor, you can add them in comments below or to GitHub card for August 31, 2022 (GitHub card 106) for this week.

Note: Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repo. You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on cards, or give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the particular week’s meeting. The team works across the different timezones, and contributions are very welcome.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team