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 https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. 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 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 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. https://github.com/ for managing tasks and assets. lab.github.com has several free courses available for learning. Courses that will be specifically helpful for contributing to this team are:

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FAQs

Is the Marketing team the right team for me?

Discover what teams could be a good fit for you using this contributor orientation tool (links out to external website)

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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