New Contributor Orientation

Meet our Contributing Made Fun & Easy Training Series Meet our Contributing Made Fun & Easy Training Series

First of all, thank you for considering to join our team as a contributor. On behalf of all team reps, 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.

Please check back to this page regularly. We will add new training sessions and additional resources regularly.

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What to do if you have questions? What to do if you have questions?

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 https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. anytime.

Online Q&A sessions Online Q&A sessions

In addition to Slack, we will host Online Q&A sessions regularly. These meetings will take place using Google Meet and will be a combination of answering questions and getting to know each other. A link to the meeting will be published in the Global WordPress #marketing channel on Slack a few minutes before the meeting starts.

  • Tuesday August 17th at 14:00 UTC;
  • Tuesday September 14th at 14:00 UTC;
  • Tuesday October 12th at 14:00 UTC.

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Get to know the WordPress project and community 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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If you would like to learn more about open-source software and the WordPress project, please check out the WordPress Contributor Training platform

If you would like to learn more about this team and its background, check out the About Our team section of our handbook.

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Set up your WordPress ID and Slack account Set up your WordPress ID and Slack account

This video can help you set up your 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/ ID, add a gravatarGravatar Is an acronym for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is the avatar system managed by WordPress.com, and used within the WordPress software. https://gravatar.com/. and log in to the Make WordPress channel on Slack. It has captions which will display within the video

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Get to know the tools the Global WordPress Marketing Team uses Get to know the tools the Global WordPress Marketing Team uses

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Get the most out of Slack Get the most out of Slack

communication.

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Discover how we collaborate using Google Docs Discover how we collaborate using Google Docs

team collaboratively.

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Using 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. Using Trello

Overview of Trello

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FAQs and choose a Contributor events FAQs and choose a Contributor events

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