New Contributor Training

Hello, new contributor! Welcome to the Make Marketing Team. The following training material is provided to help onboard new contributors to the team. If you are new to the WordPress project, we highly recommend checking out the Contributing to WordPress courses provided by the training team. These courses will help you on your WordPress journey, no matter where it takes you.

While going through these resources, you may have questions or may need help with setting up or using tools. Please feel free to post in the Global WordPress #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at anytime.

Meet our Contributing Made Fun & Easy Training Series

First of all, thank you for considering to join our team as a contributor. We warmly welcome you aboard. This page will help you familiarize yourself with the WordPress project, the community, and the tools we use. To give you a head start at your own terms, we have created our Contributing Made Fun & Easy on-demand video training.

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Get to know the WordPress project and community

In this video training, you’ll discover what the WordPress project is, and how thousands of contributors build, maintain, and grow both the software and the community.

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Get to know the Marketing team tools

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Set up your WordPress ID and Slack invite

  1. Set up your 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. ID
  2. Log in to
  3. Go to
  4. Find the Joining the WordPress team on Slack section and click the Please send me an invite link.

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Set up your Slack account

  1. Find your WordPress Slack invite email and click the provided link
  2. Go to and login using
  3. Join the #marketing channel and say hi!

This video can help you set up your ID and log in to the Make WordPress channel on Slack. It has captions which will display within the video

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Get the most out of Slack

Slack is the primary method of communication for the Marketing team, and where you can participate in regular meetings and events. The following video will help you get the most out of this tool.

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Discover how we collaborate using Google Docs

Project collaboration, specifically for written content, is done through Google Docs. This video will help familiarize you with this tool.

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Managing tasks with GitHub

The Marketing team uses 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. for managing tasks and assets.

  1. Go to
    • If you have GitHub account already, sign in.
    • If you do not have a GitHub account, set one up by visiting and following the account setup instructions.
  2. Find and join the Marketing Team Repository:

The main Marketing Task board is located at

  • Check out tasks in the To do / Status review and the In Progress column and add comments, feedback, and note any work completed in related docs on each individual GitHub ticket.

Marketing tasks are typically divided into two types: Issues and Discussions. Discussions are most often used before an action has been decided on. Issues are created when a clear action is needed.

If you need additional training resources, has several free courses available for learning. Courses that will be specifically helpful for contributing to this team are:

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First Steps

A great first step to contribute to the Make Marketing team is to learn about the recommended practices and guidelines all contributors are encouraged to follow when writing content in the brand voice.

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Do I need to be a developer in order to contribute?

Not at all. Everyone is welcome to participate. There are many different ways to contribute, especially to the Marketing team. You might own and manage websites built on WordPress, or use WordPress to create content, run a business or design websites in general. You may be involved in online marketing or search engine optimisation.

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