Get Involved

Firstly, welcome.

Thank you for helping us market WordPress and its wonderful community! We’re so glad you have chosen to be part of the Global Marketing Team. There are so many ways to contribute in the team. At a contributor event, occasionally on particular tasks or more regularly. From a Contributors Day to remotely.

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

We meet each Wednesday at 14:00/2pm 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. More details and links to video step-by-step guides below.
  2. Join the WordPress Marketing Slack Channel.
  3. Our meetings follow a format to promote inclusion and acknowledge that many of our contributors need to contribute asynchronously due to their timezone. We aim to publish weekly agendas on the Marketing blog to help everyone who wants to be involved and people from other teams to stay up-to-date and make contribution easier. We also publish a monthly Update on some of the things we have been doing as a team.
  4. You can also subscribe to blog 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. of the Marketing blog where you can sign-up. But please note as new meetings are set or updates on projects come in, these posts may be updated. So do check the live site for the latest information.
  5. If you are an active contributor to the Marketing Team, then do request to join the Google Drive folder. You can 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. With Trello’s new processes for free accounts, updates to Trello cards are now being done by task co-ordinators, the actions team and the Team Reps. But everyone can still view all the cards. This also helps reduce the number of notifications to cards you may not be interested in. Please direct message any Team Rep if you need direct access to updating the cards too.

Creating a .org account Creating a .org account

  • Create a WordPress.org account so that you can contribute to the open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project. You only need one account for all Make teams.
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • You need a 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 so that you can contribute. It means that you will have access to all resources and opportunities available.
  • You will receive a “@chat.wordpress.org” username which means you do not have to share your personal email address with others in Slack. You can instead use the handle you choose eg @ firstname

You can find our videos to help set up your WordPress.org account  and Make WordPress Slack accounts. Working across teams and with 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 and other camps, we are regularly adding translated commentaries and captions. They will move in bulk to WordPress.tv and the Contributor Day Handbook on GitHub. Thanks to everyone who has been involved in making these. Let us know if you have presenting experience and can help with translating and recording voiceovers in other languages.

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Creating a Slack Account Creating a Slack Account

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 Trello board. If you are responsible for co-ordinating a task and need access to updating the boards, please contact @yvettesonneveld.

  • Sign up for a Trello account.
  • Depending on your preference, use your Google account or your email address.
  • An overview of Trello on the Contributor handbook on 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/

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Linking Documents Linking Documents

If you are co-ordinating 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.

  • Help information to get you started on Google docs in the Contributor Handbook on GitHub

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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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