Get Involved

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 markets WordPress and its community to the wider world.

When and where does the team meet?

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In instant messaging tool Slack

We meet each Wednesday at 15:00 UTC in the #marketing channel on the Making WordPress Slack. Details of how to join 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/. are in the section below.

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The Marketing Team blog

The Team has its own blog, also known as the 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/.. 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 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. Updates to posts will not appear on email nor on other sites that publish the RSS feedRSS Feed RSS 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 and availability difficulties during the pandemic, 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 from April 2022.

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Meeting notes

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.

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Planning tools we use

We use a number of task and project tools:

  • A good place to start is the homepage of the Marketing Team blog. Recent posts and key items are linked in the highlight box.
  • We use 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/ 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.

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Creating a WordPress.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

Like the other Contributor Teams, we communicate in the Making WordPress Slack.

Instructions to join the WordPress Slack. Follow these instructions. There is additional information and links below. You can find video step-by-step guides in a number of different languages.

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Contributing async

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
  • You can also join the discussion and planning for each meeting on the weekly ticket on the GitHub Marketing Tasks board.
  • We try to use agenda numbering in the meeting on Slack in response to feedback to help those contribute asynchronously.

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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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