Welcome and 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.
The Marketing team promotes WordPress to current and future users and contributors. We create and amplify campaigns to support the growth of the WordPress project.
The Team has its own blog, also known as the P2P2P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.. Agendas, meeting notes, and more are published there and you can join in the discussions through the comments.
You can subscribe to receive blog posts via email. You can also do this through the widgetWidgetA 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 sidebarSidebarA 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. Updates to posts will not appear on email nor on other sites that publish the RSS feedRSS FeedRSS is an acronym for Real Simple Syndication which is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format. This is the feed.. So do check the live site for the latest information.
We also publish a regular Update on some of the things we have been doing as a team (due to access issues, many of these updates have had to be shared on the Marketing blog. We hope to be able to return to our monthly summary update in the future.
After the weekly global meeting, notes are written and published on the blog post. We ask the following meeting to review them and any alterations necessary can be made.
We ask at the following meeting to review the notes from the previous week. We publish notes / links to the meeting on Slack on the blog. Volunteers are welcome to join on a rota. There is lots of help available to get started too. We suggest some contributors may prefer to have been a member of the team for a few months and be more familiar with WordPress terminology to help them with writing the notes.
We use GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ to list and track our projects and share information with other teams. The GitHub Marketing Team tasks board
We use Google Docs and Sheets. Help information on Google docs can be found in the Contributor Handbook on GitHub
If you are an active contributor to the Marketing Team, you can request to join the team’s Google Drive folder. You can message any Team Rep in Slack to help connect you. Please note team reps may not be in the same timezone as yourself.
Create a WordPress.org account so that you can contribute to the open sourceOpen SourceOpen 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.
You need a WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ 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 WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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.
Our meetings follow a format to promote inclusion and to acknowledge that many of our contributors need to contribute asynchronously due to their timezone.
The team aims to publish weekly agendas or collaboration documents on the Marketing blog to help everyone who wants to be involved and contributors from other teams to stay up-to-date and make contribution easier