How To Get Involved

Firstly, welcome.

Thank you for helping us market WordPress! We’re so glad to have you as a part of the Global Marketing Team. We appreciate contributions in all variations. Once, occasionally or deeply involved. From a Contributors Day or remotely.

The Marketing Team markets WordPress and its community to the wider world.

We meet each Wednesday at 2 PM UTC in the #marketing channel on Slack.

  1. We communicate in 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/.. To join the WordPress Slack, follow these instructions.
  2. Join the WordPress Marketing Slack Channel.
  3. Our meetings have a format. Please read this post.
  4. It’s probably a good idea for everyone to make sure they’re subscribed to posts via email. There’s a widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. in the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. to sign up.
  5. Join the Google Drive folder. Message any Team Rep in Slack and we will get you connected as soon as we can — time zones may vary.
  6. TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. boards are public but you must have an account to contribute. Please PM any Team Rep and they’ll add you as a team member. You can ask in the Marketing Slack Channel for any admin to approve and add you. Once you’re on the team, please join the boards you’d like to contribute to. You don’t need to limit yourself to one board, as you might have a preference for certain projects or tasks instead of a particular persona.

Creating a .org account Creating a .org account

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Creating a Slack Account Creating a Slack Account

  • Login with your wordpress.org account on this link.
  • Scroll on that page to “Joining the WordPress team on Slack” and enter your email address.
    Check your email and you will have a “user@chat.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/” account.
  • Activate your account.
  • Find the marketing channel and join.

Creating a Trello Account Creating a Trello Account

We use Trello for project management. It’s separate from your WordPress.org or WordPress.Slack usernames and accounts. Our main board is here.

  • Sign up here.
  • Depending on your preference, use your Google account or your email address.
  • PM any Team Rep or post in the channel for another admin to add you to the team.
  • Once you’re on the Trello team, join the boards (tasks) you’d like to participate in. You may have a preference for particular projects, types of work, or have new ideas.

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Linking Documents Linking Documents

If you taking the lead on a task in Trello, please add links to the Google Drive documents used as Attachments. In the task, click “Attachments,” select “Google Drive” and add the link. Also add yourself as member to this task.

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It’s a lot of setup. We know. It’s a lot of setup. We know.

  • We want you to have a wordpress.org account so that you have access to all resources whenever somebody sends you a link on wordpress.org.
  • Having a “@chat.wordpress.org” account protects you from others seeing your real email address in Slack.

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Have Fun Have Fun

We all love WordPress, both the software and the community. Remember to keep in mind the Code of Conduct, be friendly, helpful, and disagree in a productive way.

It’s marketing! It’s fun. Let’s do this.

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