Help us promote Learn WordPress

It is live! Come and discover Learn WordPress – it’s here, free to users and contributors, and growing every week. We will be publishing materials to help contributors, Meetups, WordCamps and more promote the Learn WordPress platform. We will also be making available social media posts and graphics which you can use throughout the campaign.

You can discover more in the Learn WordPress launch post. In the clip below, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg introduced this new resource during the State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. 2020 event.

There are so many ways you can use this free resource. You can attend a Learn WordPress workshop and follow it up with a discussion group in your local Meetup. Or you can schedule an online learning party, perhaps based on a workshop theme, and then run a short discussion.

In addition, you can apply to organize workshops or facilitate discussion groups directly on the online resource.

Share the Learn WordPress resource

If you would like to help with promoting or featuring this new on-demand WordPress training platform, let us know in the Marketing channel on the Make WordPress 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/.. You can also like, share and show your support for all the contributors through the social channels below.

WordCamp on Twitter

WordCamp on Facebook

WordPress Events on Twitter

WordPress Events on Facebook

Make WordPress Marketing Team on LinkedIn

You can listen to the stories of those who have been involved in creating and developing Learn WordPress on its playlist at the WordPress Marketing Team’s channel on YouTube

Help make #LearnWP better together!

#learn-wordpress

Agenda: Global Marketing Team 9 December 2020

What are we working on?

The team is continuing to support the release and the launch of Learn WordPress as its priorities.

We have lots of ways for contributors to get involved. Come to the weekly global meetings at 14:00 UTC 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/. (more details below) or contribute async in the 48 hours after the meeting if this time does not work for your timezone and other commitments.

Contributor support sessions for early 2021 – open to those returning to the team and wanting a refresher and to those who have pledged to contribute under Five for the Future.

Follow and share our weekly highlight of WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. events and news on Marketing team LinkedIn Page. Keep up with the #WPDiversity announcements on the 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. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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Notes: Global Marketing meeting 2 December 2020

Introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads and tasks on Trello after the meeting and send your updates. 

Attendees Slack Thread

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#marketing, #onlinewpmeetup, #training, #wprelease

Get Involved – starter tasks

Have you pledged to contribute to the Marketing team? Whether you’re new to the channel or are a returning contributor, there are so many ways for you to get involved.

Available tasks to help new and returning contributors

We are updating rotas and tasks, and and as we promote inclusivity we publish items to list 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/. to help contributors and others get involved more easily.

Easy first tasks

1) Collate a spreadsheet list of WordCamps running contributor events

What to include:

  • Published WordCamps which will be running a contributor event in the next six months from December going into 2021;
  • Language-based WordCamps. For each please include the dates (year-month-date), link to the website info, contact for the contributor event, language of the event. Please also add columns for ‘marketing table’, ‘contributors supporting’ and ‘extra info’, as well as any others you will think will be useful.
  • For reference, a link to this information will be added to the 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. card to help you find it in the future.
  • There is a Google sheet to get you started.
  • Schedule from WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each.: https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/

Once complete, this will be merged with other data being collected and added to 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/.

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606748733271400

2) Create a Resources file to showcase 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. promotions and help smaller camps and teams with ideas for images, logos and visuals

There is a Trello card for reference, and the Google Drive to store items is linked in the card.

Who might like to do this task:

  • First easy task for an individual or a small group. There is help available for drafting a post later on in the task.
  • Also good for someone with an interest in design or in creating structures and resources. Specialist design experience not necessary.
  • Could be done async to suit your timezone and work patterns

Useful source links:

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606749787280300

Deadline for resources phase 1: 8 January 2020

3) How to get started with WordPress as a developer and links to resources on WordPress.org, WordPress.TV and Learn WordPress

This task is being updated to create content as part of the release, Learn WordPress, Training Team and dev chat promotions.

What is needed:

  • A person or a small group with a dev background to take this task forward
  • A previous outline is on the Trello card.
  • This would work alongside the questions and answers for developers and be supported by the group working on that too
  • Promoting the resources that are available and being developed for Learn WordPress, #Training Team, WordPress.tv (prioritizing the list of videos which market WordPress as a platform), and help show a longer term journey to show developers how they can keep up to date and get involved with the release, add tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets and attend dev chats.

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606752598292600

4) WordPress Resolutions for 2021

What is needed:

Two to three people to work on updating this and creating a draft post for 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/..

Who might like to do this task:

Much work has already been done on this so it would be a good first task for someone to join.

5) Google Sheets help / tips doc, screenshots and screen recording

What is needed:

A guide for us and for the Contributor Events onboarding guide on GitHub (which is shared with WordCamps and other teams).

Who might like to do this task:

New contributors or those who have pledged to get started.

What you need:

  • Working knowledge of Google Sheets, how to add / delete columns, wrap text, freeze rows, add basic filters. If you have experience of adding automations and formulas, this would be an added bonus, but not essential to contribute to this task
  • Can be done async to fit your own time zone
  • Help is available. If you would like to do part of this task, eg the documentation and screenshots, but like some help with the screen recording, let us know. Facilitator for taking this task forward will be @meher.
  • We can put you into contact with those updating our various Google Sheets to help produce.

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606754449307500

Deadline: 1 February 2021

How you can get involved

These are just some of the tasks available for those new to the channel, returning contributors and those who have pledged time to the team.

If you would like any help, the team reps are: @yvettesonneveld , @webcommsat, @mikerbg, @harryjackson1221, @maedahbatool, @meher. We also have members on leave at the moment.

In addition, @lmurillom and @OGlekler are part of our actions group and also able to help.

We meet on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC in the marketing channel (the time is currently being reviewed for January).

The next induction session helping new contributors get on board is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, at 11:00 am UTC. We would truly appreciate all the participants to sign up for the session.

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHA3b_n0GTRRuqPdpeRl8RLE2-MUv_cdv743DssMeYQ0Ly2w/viewform

Agenda: Global Marketing Team 2 December 2020

Updated 1 Dec

What are we working on?

For the next two weeks, we will focus on materials to support the release and the launch of Learn WordPress.

There are lots of ways new contributors can get involved, come along to the weekly global meetings at 14:00 UTC 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/. (more details below) or contribute async in the 48 hours after the meeting if this time does not work for your timezone and other commitments. New dates for contributor support sessions for early 2021. These are also open to those returning to the team and wanting a refresher and to those who have pledged to contribute under Five for the Future.

A weekly highlight of WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. events and more news can be found on Marketing team LinkedIn Page
You can keep up with the #WPDiversity announcements on the 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. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Agenda

Thanks to @webcommsat and @meher for working on the agenda for this week with input from the team. Let us know if you have an item for next week.

We will have a number of collaborations to work on at this week’s Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 2 November 2020 at 14:00 UTC in the #Marketing channel on Slack. This will be followed by our dev Marcomms task group working on questions and answers after the main meeting at 15:30 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction to new people who have joined the channel during this previous week
  3. Link to meeting notes and actions / task updates from last week
  4. Celebrating significant achievements and updates
  5. Form to figure out if we need to change the Global #marketing meeting time
  6. Collaborations will be segmented into three task group on the day
    • Training / Learn WordPress related
    • WordPress 5.6 social media and marcomms additional support (Please read the 5.6 Field Guide and dev notes before the collaborations as it will help to get a better understanding of the release which will help draft social media posts)
  7. Update on forthcoming meetings and Staying Connected socials
  8. Collaboration on 5.6 (from approximately 15:15)
  9. Collaboration – actions team (if you would like to shadow or get involved in the project management work we do, let us know)
  10. End of weekly meeting and collaborations (resume again at devchat at 20:00 UTC for those involved in Release 5.6)
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Notes: Global Marketing meeting 25 November 2020

Introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads and tasks on Trello after the meeting and send your updates. 

Attendees 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/. Thread: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606313106112800

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Contributor support dates announced for 2021

If Contributing (more) to the Global WordPress Marketing Team happens to be on your list of potential new year’s resolutions, we have great news for you. We are super excited to start the next series of onboarding sessions for new contributors called ‘Contributing Made Fun & Easy’.

Join us and discover how to best contribute your talents, get to know the tools we use, and adopt good practices for working remotely and asynchronously.

At present, this is going to be a four-part series that will take place on a biweekly schedule. The first session will take place on Tuesday 19 January 2021, at 11:00 am UTC.

These introduction sessions are aimed to help both newcomers and those who would like to get a refresher to get on board with the team and the tasks that are underway. The Global WordPress Marketing team continuously makes an effort to market WordPress and its community to the outer world. Also, we’re an inclusive team, working hard to make everyone feel comfortable and welcomed.

The initial session starts off with basics covering details about:

  • the WordPress project
  • its code of conduct
  • getting to know each other
  • how marketing team works and its tasks
  • setting up your WordPress profile

If all this piques your interest, please complete the form to sign up for this session. These sessions are for new contributors, returners to the team, and those who have pledged to support marketing team but need some guidance on where to start. Every week we also publish tasks linked to the agenda and on the Marketing 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/. to help people get started or find a next task.

If you have pledged to support the marketing team on the Five for the Future and don’t know where to start, these sessions are a great way to begin contributing.

Future dates

  • Session 1 – Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 11:00 am UTC
  • Session 2 – Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 11:00 am UTC
  • Session 3 – Tuesday 16 February 2021 at 11:00 am UTC
  • Session 4 – Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 11:00 am UTC

Further help

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the following team members through the WordPress Slack Marketing channel to @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld

Also, a huge thanks to our amazing team members @meher, @webcommsat, @OGlekler, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @mark99 and @lmurillom who have been helping us and supporting contributors throughout this process. Yvette and Maedah

Thanks to @maedahbatool, @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat and @oglekler for contributions to this series.

#contributing, #contributor-onboarding, #new-contributor

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Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting 25 November 2020

Quick links to sections on this page
Highlights from the Marketing Team’s current work
Agenda – this week’s meeting
Forthcoming diary dates

What are we working on?

The team is involved in supporting the Make WordPress Teams and promoting WordPress and its wonderful community. From supporting the Learn WordPress launch to diverse speaker training events, user-focused questions and answers on the latest WordPress Release to MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. promotion. There are lots of ways new contributors can get involved, come along to the weekly global meetings at 14:00 UTC 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/. (more details below) or contribute async in the 48 hours after the meeting if this time does not work for your timezone and other commitments.

Many thanks to the dedicated contributors from the team who have given hours to support the Learn WordPress platform, WordPress.tv, Training Team, Polyglots and CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Teams.

A weekly highlight of WordPress Meetup events and more news can be found on the Marketing team LinkedIn Page. You can keep up with the #WPDiversity announcements on the 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. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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