NOTES: Global Marketing Meeting – 11 August 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #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/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. 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 after the meeting and send your updates.
    The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    1. Meeting Agenda: https://wp.me/p72A3H-22B
    2. Meeting led by: @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk @meher
    3. Meeting notes: @meher, @lmurillom and @nalininonstopnewsuk
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread

Get involved – starter tasks for new and returning contributors, and those who have pledged to support the team and need assistance to get started.

2. Meeting Notes

A big thanks to everyone for coordinating and editing drafts from past meeting notes which will be up shortly in 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/.. As a few people are on personal holidays and others are unwell due to Covid, we are a little behind on finalizing and transferring Notes from google docs and will post updates in the coming weeks.

Thank you to @lmurillom for drafting and publishing last week’s notes and @webcommsat for preparing the agenda with the team and other Make Teams.

A reminder to check the draft notes is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to. We rely on this to update the final notes and to put them into our charts to show where we need extra contributors, and how we are having an input and impact on the work assigned/requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes:

Actions

You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher. Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed. We are excited to continue to expand our contributors who are helping draft the notes!

3. Action 

@webcommsat asked if anyone else has an action from recent weeks/months to update on, that did not come up later in the agenda under specific make teams. Please do feel free to add your updates in this slack thread.

4. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

5.8 Social Media Pack Collaboration

Update from: @meher 

  • Read the social media pack published in this post
  • Thank you to everyone who contributed to this social media pack. The collaboration task is to create an HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. click to share links only for Twitter for each of the social posts mentioned on the pack. More details on this task can be found in this Slack thread.
  • @eidolonnight had some concerns about the click-to-tweet implementation. More details can be found in this Slack thread.
  • @webcommsat mentioned that as with amplification packs, the idea is that people will adapt the text for their networks. In terms of the click to share, this is something we are testing only to see if it can work and easily enable adaptation as there are new features  coming on Twitter and Facebook. More details can be found in this Slack thread.

Actions:

Other collaboration 

Update from: @webcommsat

Informal Media Monitoring 

Updates from the task group via: @webcommsat

  • It has been suggested that we create a form for this to populate the Google spreadsheet. 
  • More details for this can be found in this Slack thread.
  • @femkreations has volunteered to work on this task.

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/

Updates from the task group via: @webcommsat and @meher

  • GitHub WPMarketing homepage link
  • You will see that thanks to the feedback and testing we have updated names of repositories and with GitHub’s new functions it will lend itself even more to taking over the majority of roles of our 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. board that we have been changing due to ongoing changes in the free account. 
  • Thanks for all the reports of cards being deleted, which sadly we have no control over. But the GitHub setup will avoid a lot of this and we have done a lot of testing with those who need to give us information too, especially from CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
  • Thank you to @webcommsat and @vimes1984 for having a vision and setting up the WP Marketing Team GitHub. Also thank you to @OGlekler @lmurillom @femkreations @marks99 @tantienhime @nalininonstopnewsuk @vimes1984 and @webcommsat for attending and contributing to the Github meeting during the last week.
  • If you want to join any of the meetings and contribute or shadow someone, all details can be found in our calendar and our main #marketing Slack channel.

Internal actions spreadsheet:

  • continue to use this to help re-find messages on slack and information provided by other teams. If you love spreadsheets and want to help with this, come and join the projects and actions groups. Volunteers needed: two of our previous contributors are currently not able to give time due to the pandemic, and we would appreciate an extra hand as we work on how this integrates with how we use GitHub.
    More info and links at https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1628693861205500

Actions

  • We will be running live walkthroughs of GitHub starting next week and looking for volunteers to help write wiki content to help those less familiar with GitHub and aimed at specific tasks. 
  • We know from our tests that this proved to be more effective in helping people use and update the tasks rather than generic help information. 
  • Can you help with this? Please let us know in this Slack thread.

Social Promotions

Update from the task group via: @lmurillom

Actions

E) Any marketing and communications related updates from Core, Community, Polyglots, Training

Core team

Please share this later call on Full Site Editing. Thanks to @annezazu for highlighting.

Training Team 

Updates from the Training Team Reps via: @courane01

  • Who can Learn help – think of it like our audience/user type/customer avatarAvatar An avatar is an image or illustration that specifically refers to a character that represents an online user. It’s usually a square box that appears next to the user’s name.
  • We’d like to collaborate with marketing around the keywords for lesson plans. These plans will form the basis of other media content on the site. Each month we’ll have several new lessons. Ideally SEO research should be done in advance. Ex: Query loop lesson plan – what keywords are people using for this functionality? And GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ has renamed this already I think, so I’d expect the new name in 5.9.
  • Content audit plugin request – did we want to finish how that proposal is drafted?  Target audience: any devs (ideally existing dev teams) to help build this out. We met about this roughly a month ago – before the revision tool preview.
  • We’ve got an upcoming work day for captioning all the videos on Learn for accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility). Would you like to help promote that?
  • The UX audit survey closes on the 13th.
  • APAC training team parallel meeting survey – likely starting this meeting next week
  • More details on the SEO phrases for Lesson plans can be found in this Slack thread.

Polyglots TeamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. & WPTD Team/ WordPress Translation Day 2021

Update from: @meher and @webtechpooja

Community Team/ Diverse Speaker Training Team Promotions

Update from: @nalininonstopnewsuk 

  • Please be part of that, and you can start by retweeting and resharing #WPDiversity WordCamp Facebook, WordCamp Twitter Post and LinkedIn
  • WPDiversity Allyship event on 19 August 2021
  • Please book to attend if you are a WordPress event organizer. You do not need any pre-existing knowledge. It is an important part of the project. 
  • Real inclusion does not happen by accident or automatically, and there are so many ways it can make a difference.
  • Thank you to @jillbinder @nalininonstopnewsuk, @webcommsat and @lmurillom who have worked on the Diversity update.

Actions

  • If you have questions about the event as a prospective attendee after reading the Community post and the event page, please let @jillbinder know. 
  • If this is an area you are interested in supporting, please contact @nalininonstopnewsuk in the Slack channel or on the p2 blog post. 

Community Team-led/ 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. Newsletter

Update from: @nalininonstopnewsuk  

Actions

Marketing Team/ People of WordPress deadlines

Update from task group via: @meher

A lot of people had volunteered for this task but we have not heard back from everyone. We do understand that there may have been job changes including outside the sector, impact from the pandemic, work crises or family demands. We appreciate letting the team know on tasks please and we will try and support anyone needing extra assistance on the task. We wish everyone well and hope they are safe.

Actions

  • We need volunteers for this task. If you have experience in writing and editing and can help us catch up, please do let us know in this thread or in coming weeks in the marketing channel on slack. Experienced copy-editor and image editing help will be particularly appreciated.

5. Any other business

A) Visual indicator for skills required for tasks

Anna: can we create or use an emoji to add to each task update on slack to show what skill levels were needed. This could work like the idea proposed for GitHub tooI and what was done by 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. Europe contributor team this year.

Actions
Contributors needed to help create this working with the contributor ladder.

Contributors needed to help further with the GitHub board being developed and tested.

B) Returning more to pre-covid information provision for weekly meetings

Changes the team made in response to feedback and requests for help:

  • adding more info into our slack meetings in response to requests for this so that people can contribute async due to timezone issues made more difficult with home and work changes caused by the pandemic and lockdowns/ self-isolating
  • this also means that it can take a lot longer to run through the meetings
  • Solution proposed: we have piloted adding a lot more of the info into the agendas on the blog site and, where possible, asking task updates to add to the google doc ahead of the meeting. This also reduces any pressure people feel to type or dictate fast during the meeting. We would like to try and return to meetings completing within the hour and any big collaboration moved to the end of the meeting making it easier for people joining from other teams. Further details in meeting slack https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1628696923251000
    Feedback requested on solution: if this causes anyone a difficulty or if particular information would still be useful during the meeting.

4. Forthcoming Diary Dates

If you need accessibility or language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel on Slack. We will try and find ways to help. We are keen to continue to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

A reminder about our Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities.

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 11 Aug 2021

Update: link to the start of the marketing meeting on slack.


The weekly meeting will take place 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/., at 14:00 UTC. We publish a link to the Slack discussion on this post after the meeting.

Notes for 4 Aug 2021 can be read on this post.

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance (ii) New people and returners to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    Examples of starter tasks
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
  4. Updates on WordPress Release 5.8 and FSE (if available) and Collaborations
  5. GitHub updates
  6. Any marketing and communications related updates from coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., polyglots, training
  7. Updates on People of WordPress deadlines
  8. Any other Marketing Team business
  9. Diary dates

#5-8, #marketing, #marketing-team, #social-media

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting – 4 August 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #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/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. 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 after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting Agenda: https://wp.me/p72A3H-1Zi 
    3. Meeting led by: @lmurillom @webcommsat @meher
    4. Meeting notes: @lmurillom
    5. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread

Get involved – starter tasks for new and returning contributors, and those who have pledged to support the team and need assistance to get started.

2. Meeting Notes

A big thanks to everyone coordinating and editing drafts from past meeting notes which will be up shortly in 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/.. As a few people are on personal holidays and others are unwell due to Covid, we are a little behind on Notes and will post updates in the coming weeks.

A reminder to check the draft notes is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed too. We rely on this to update the final notes and to put into our charts to show where we need extra contributors, and how we are having an input and impact onto the work assigned/requested from other teams. 

Rota for drafting notes:

Actions

You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher. Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed. We are excited to continue to expand our contributors who are helping draft the notes!

3. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

WordPress Translation Day 2021 updates 

Update from: @evarlese, @nao

Diverse Speaker Training Team Promotions

Update from: @lmurillom

  • The Allyship event is ready for us to create social media posts! This is a new workshop with a different goal than the workshops we have helped promote before. 
  • It will be on 19 August 2021 at 5pm-7pm UTC and free to attend.
  • This workshop is for: 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. and 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. event organizers, all WordPress contributors who want to learn about creating welcoming and diverse event spaces and every person in WordPress who wants to champion this kind of environment.

Actions:

Online WordPress Meetup and other Social Promotions

Update from: @lmurillom

  • Thank you to those who amplified our social promos this week, for Learn WordPress, Month in WordPress and Online WordPress meetups. Stay tuned for upcoming #WPDiversity posts!
  • We still need more volunteers.

Actions:

  • Please share the the weekly #OnlineWPMeetup roundup on LinkedIn and Month in WordPress for July 2021.
  • Please share the posts on Twitter and LinkedIn promoting the UX survey from the Training team. This will help improve the user experience on learn.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/
  • We need some more hands! Please reply to this thread if you have experience writing copy for social media. These tasks require a weekly commitment. 

Newsletters

Update from: @webcommsat and @meher 

  • Month in WordPress for July 2021 is published! Quite a few marketing items were included, including our feedback requests.  
  • The Meetup newsletter is planned to go out on 13 August 2021, and we need to provide our input by 11 August 2021. To see previous Meetup newsletters, please see the Communities P2
  • On the daily diary post, you will see reminders for submission deadlines for the Meetup Newsletter and Month in WordPress.

Actions:

Follow up questions on the tool discussion from last week

  • In our last meeting, @courane01 shared information on the RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. Extended pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, and included a video on how to use it.
  • If you have any questions or suggestions, please comment in this thread. 

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/ and Project Management

Update from: @webcommsat

  • Thank you to @OGlekler @meher @lmurillom @marks99 @nalininonstopnewsuk @tantienhime who have worked for several hours on the GitHub migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies., and especially to @vimes1984 and @meher who are leading this tool setup and usage with @webcommsat.  
  • There was another working session on GitHub on Wednesday 4 August.  
  • The sessions on how to use GitHub will be scheduled for after the holidays as we have a lot of people away at the moment.

WordPress 5.8 and FSE updates 

Update from: @meher @cbringmann @webcommsat

  • No further updates since the 5.8 release – it seems to have gotten good reviews thus far, which is wonderful to see.
  • Follow-ups on collaborations – background to resources including social media amplification pack, informal media monitoring, and what’s your favorite feature compilation. Follow-up thread. 
  • Meetup presentation: @oglekler and @femy will collaborate on the Meetups presentation.  
  • We’re doing research on building engagement around WordPress releases. Please help the team by filling out this quick, two-question survey on how you search for release information. If you have any favorite features from WordPress 5.8 let us know by completing this short form.
  • We are migrating the social media pack for WP 5.8 to Github as we can’t edit the current release post. 

4. Forthcoming Diary Dates

If you need accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) or language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel on Slack. We will try and find ways to help. We are keen to continue to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

A reminder about our Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities

Share about WordPress 5.8 on social media

Do you use WordPress, are you enjoying the new release, or just want to spread the message of this awesome platform and its community? Then this post is for you. This is part of the resources created for you by the WordPress community to amplify the benefits and excitement of new features and developments. On this post and links, we are focusing on all things 5.8.

In this pack, you will find social posts you can share and adapt on Twitter and Facebook. You can also use them as a base for LinkedIn or even easier, follow the WordPress Marketing Team LinkedIn group and reshare our posts on the release directly with your networks.

If you would like images to use with your social media posts or blogs, we have an image library on 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/ which has a selection of release graphics already sized to help you.

Link for the images for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Link for the images for Instagram

How can I use this pack?

Through this social media pack edition, we particularly want to support 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. groups and developers who want to highlight what’s new and share the buzz about release features. We are also gathering in examples of how people use the new features. You can share your favorite feature by just completing this short form.

We have segmented social posts into broad audiences to help you find and adapt messages for your networks. Thanks to everyone who has been involved from the Marketing Team and others including CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., Documentation, Design and Training. Thanks to all who have given feedback and input into previous social media posts and FAQs on releases.

You can also share with us where you search for information on WordPress latest features in this form.

Can I translate these social media posts to use in my local language?

Definitely! Many locales translate the news release post and HelpHub documentation into their languages, so there may be translated links already available.

On GitHub, we also provide a version of this pack in a format which can be more easily translated into other languages or used by anyone who might have an issue with using the format on this post from an accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) perspective.

Will you be updating these posts?

We have also sharing a document version of these social media posts since the release launched on 20 July 2021, and we will continue to add to it. We will periodically update this blog post with new social messages you can use and adapt. If you have suggestions to be included, let us know on the #marketing channel on the MakeWordPress Slack.

Are there other resources we can use in our Meetups?

Yes we have a slide template, quick resources links, and more which will be available on this page later this week.

(A) Audience: Users

This section is aimed more at users who may have a very limited technical knowledge, and are keen to know more.

Do you want to create your own website? Use WordPress! Why? It’s easy to use and it’s a robust platform that can grow to support the needs of your business. Find out how to do it with #WordPress 5.8. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Share the above on Twitter

WordPress should be the first choice for your next online project! Why? You can create a website yourself that can grow to meet your future needs. Explore the latest #WordPress 5.8 release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Did you know you can build even the most complex websites — with shopping carts, event bookings and more — with #WordPress? Check out the latest 5.8 release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

42% of the top sites on the web already use #WordPress. And you can build a site without writing a single line of code. Discover the latest 5.8 release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

WordPress is free, and it’s easy to use. Plus, it can grow with your needs, showcase your offering, and be an efficient way to run critical back-office functions. Discover its latest features in the 5.8 release.
https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Did you know that #WordPress 5.8 makes it possible to build a complex site without adding a single line of code for many tasks? It’s free, simple and easy to use. Plus, it can adapt to meet your needs. Explore the most recent release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Did you know that #WordPress powers 42% of the top ten million sites on the web? Explore all the features in the latest 5.8 release and find out why it’s the leading CMS.
https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Presenting WordPress 5.8! The platform is a smart, adaptable CMS to meet the needs of your growing business. Discover the latest features in #WordPress to help you. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

530 volunteers contributed to #WordPress 5.8. A flexible and scalable website management system and a robust platform to grow your online business! Find out more about its new great features.
https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum 

The latest #WordPress 5.8 brings you even more ways to express your ideas without the need to know how to code. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Does adding related posts at the end of a blog post sounds hard? It’s actually really easy to do with the new Query loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. in #WordPress 5.8. Find out more https://wordpress.org/support/article/query-loop-block/

(B) Audience: Agency

PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party / theme developers working at agencies

Full Site Editing opens a new way for plugin and theme creators to provide style options for editors. Check out the Global Styles and Global Settings APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.. #BlockThemes https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlc

Full Site Editing brings new #RESTAPI endpoints for block-based 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. management. #WordPress https://wp.me/p2AvED-nmb

Do you gather system info from your clients? New integration is available to consolidate this with Site Health. Add your own interface to Site Health in #WordPress 5.8 and make use of the tab navigation. https://wp.me/p2AvED-njh

Does your plugin create a custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept.? Find out how templates can improve your content layout in #WordPress 5.8.

Block and theme authors, your work just got a little easier. Styles from the front-end can be dropped in with very little to adjust. Admin and content styles will stay within their boundaries in #WordPress 5.8. #BlockThemes https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlK

Plugin developers rejoice! Avoid accidental overwrites from plugin updates with the new Update URI plugin headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. in #WordPress 5.8. https://wp.me/p2AvED-nam

Start using blocks everywhere with these new Block Editor API changes in #WordPress 5.8. #BlockEditor
https://wp.me/p2AvED-ni8

Speed up your #WordPress theme by only loading necessary block styles. Check out the new should_load_separate_core_block_assets filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. in WordPress 5.8. #WordPressThemes
https://wp.me/p2AvED-noF

Cut down on asset requests with this new option for #WordPress 5.8 theme developers. It allows you to only load styles for blocks you use. #WordPressThemes https://wp.me/p2AvED-noF

As Internet Explorer 11 usage falls below 1%, it’s time to say goodbye. #WordPress 5.8 begins phase one of dropping support for #IE11 plan. https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlQ

(C) Audience: First time / limited experience plugin or theme developers

Building blocks? Now there’s a better way to register block types in #WordPress 5.8. #BlockEditor
https://wp.me/p2AvED-ni2

Have your plugins run into an update merge conflict? The new Update Plugin URI header in #WordPress 5.8 will prevent similarly named plugins from overwriting your plugin. #WordPressPlugin https://wp.me/p2AvED-nam

If you are an experienced theme developer, rejoice, and start using theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML., price block-styles loading enhancements, query block and much-much more straight away in #WordPress 5.8! Stay updated! #WordPressDev https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlc

Specific features in WordPress 5.8

These are just some of the benefits of using the latest version of the software.

1. Duotone

Feel like going retro on your site? Play around with the new #duotone filters that come with #WordPress 5.8! https://wp.me/pZhYe-2GV

In the mood for pop-art style illustrations? The new #duotone filter for images in #WordPress 5.8 allows you to choose all sorts of striking color combinations. https://wp.me/pZhYe-2GV

With the new #duotone filter inbuilt in #WordPress 5.8, you can be sure that your images match your content’s mood. Try it now! https://wp.me/pZhYe-2GV

Have you seen the most eye-catching feature of #WordPress 5.8? It’s #duotone! Style your images with 1 click, without leaving the editor. Experiment with unlimited color filters & easily undo changes. https://wp.me/pZhYe-2GV

2. WebP

Want to spin up client websites faster? #WordPress 5.8 now supports the modern #WebP image format that makes images 30% smaller than JPEG or PNG. This makes websites load faster and use less bandwidth. https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

Be future-ready with next generation WebP support that makes your images smaller and load faster, making your site lighter in #WordPress 5.8. #WebP is supported in all major browsers, so most sites can start using them today! More info: https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

WordPress 5.8 helps you give your site visitors a better user experience by serving #WebP images, and improving your site load time. More info about #WordPress features https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

WordPress 5.8 helps you deliver visually rich content on your website without worrying about quality and page load speed using #WebP images. Check out the new #WordPress features https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

With #WordPress 5.8 you no longer have to worry about image loading speed on mobile. With #WebP image support, you get superb image performance optimization for a mobile-first user experience. https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

3. List view

The new List View feature in #WordPress 5.8 is great for building complex layouts. It lets you navigate between blocks, and gives you a quick overview of the nested block hierarchy. Explore how to use it https://wp.me/p2AvED-ng4

List view navigation is now in the Block Editor in #WordPress 5.8 and very useful when managing big articles and complicated layouts. Stay organized! WordPress is a great tool you need to work with content. Explore how to use it https://wp.me/p2AvED-ng4 #BlockEditor

4. Query Loop block

Does “Query to a database” sound complicated? #WordPress 5.8 makes it simple! Get creative and discover new ways to present relevant information to your audience. More info at https://wordpress.org/support/article/query-loop-block #BlockEditor

Now you can feature related content on your posts based on categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging., author or even keywords. What was only possible with complex functions, is now native to the #BlockEditor in #WordPress 5.8, your smart assistant in content creation! https://wordpress.org/support/article/query-loop-block

5. Widgets

Full Site Editing brings new #RESTAPI endpoints for block-based widget management. #WordPress https://wp.me/p2AvED-nmb

With the new block-based widgets editor in #WordPress 5.8, users have powerful new ways to customize their sites using the rich library of core and third party blocks. Learn more https://wp.me/p2AvED-nmb #BlockEditor

6. WordPress Pattern Directory

Check out the new WordPress Pattern Directory that was launched alongside WordPress 5.8!


How do people get involved with point releases and / or 5.9?

In WordPress 5.8, the release team shipped a bulk of the template editing tools. This will be the basis for Full Site Editing in a future release. The tools will be very useful for site maintainers and content creators.

You can still help test Full Site Editing for future releases. Join the dedicated 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/. channel #fse-outreach-experiment, everyone is welcome! This is the best way to get ready for WordPress 5.9.


Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this pack and Marcomms for the release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

#5.8

#5-8, #marketing-team

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 4 Aug 2021

Update: link to 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/. for the meeting which took place on 4 August 2021

The weekly meeting will take place in the Marketing channel on the Make WordPress Slack, at 14:00 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance (ii) New people and returners to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    Examples of starter tasks
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
  4. Any marketing and communications related updates from coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., polyglots, training
  5. Follow up questions on the tool discussion from last week
  6. Updates on WordPress Release 5.8 and FSE (if available)
    • follow-ups on collaborations – background to resources including social media amplification pack, informal media monitoring, and what’s your favorite feature compilation
    • 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. presentation
    • How do you search for WordPress Release Information?
  7. Updates on People of WordPress deadlines
  8. Any other Marketing Team business
  9. Diary dates

Deadline for Meetup Newsletter is 11 Aug 2021

Reminder: The work on our 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/ settings and tools migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. continues.

There will be a practical meeting session on this today on Slack and a video call to enable screen sharing of the GitHub screens. It will take place on 3 Aug 2021 at 19:00 UTC and will continue on 4 Aug 2021 at 19:00.

If you have experience in GitHub and have not already volunteered for this task, do let me @meher know in the main #marketing channel. Some of the contributors who previously volunteered are no longer able to give time due to Covid-related issues. If this is an area you particularly enjoy, and can give time over the next few months, you can still join this task group and will be very welcome.

#marketing-team, #wpdiversity

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 28 July 2021


Update: link to meeting 28 July 2021

The weekly meeting will take place 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/., at 14:00 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance. (ii) New people and returners to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    Examples of starter tasks
  3. Follow-ups, notetaker recruitment, actions
  4. Updates on WordPress Release 5.8 and FSE (if available)
    • follow-ups on collaborations – background to resources including social media amplification pack, informal media monitoring, and what’s your favorite feature compilation
    • 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. presentation
  5. WordPress Translation Day 2021 update – @evarlese. More details and application form for organizers (deadline 1 August 2021). Original post on 2021 plans.
  6. Diverse Speaker Training Team workshop promotions (awareness update only). Please reshare posts once available with your networks once available on WordCamp TwitterLinkedIn and posts on the WordCamp Facebook page
  7. Updates on other tasks
    • People of WordPress deadlines
  8. Short demonstration of the post revision tool and ideas for how it could be potentially used for marketing team, followed by discussion – @courane01
  9. Diary dates
  10. Any other Marketing Team business

Deadline for Month in WordPress is 2 Aug 2021

Deadline for Meetup Newsletter is 11 Aug 2021

#marketing-team

#WPDiversity

Agenda: Global Marketing Team, 21 July 2021

Update: Meeting discussion on slack.

The weekly meeting will take place 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/., at 14:00 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. Attendance – New people and returners to the channel
  3. Notes and actions
  4. Monitoring Social Media for any Release social and
  5. Update on WordPress Release 5.8 and FSE (if available) – Josepha
  6. Any other updates from Josepha / any follow up on release flow analysis and recommendations / cross team discussions
    1. Diverse Speaker Training Team workshop promotions: please reshare posts including WordCamp Twitter, LinkedIn and posts on the WordCamp Facebook page
    2. 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 updates
  7. Collaboration on social media drafting for 5.8
  8. Diary dates
  9. Any other Marketing Team business

#marketing-team

#WPDiversity

#learnwp

Social media pack for 5.8 ongoing collaborations

Update: link to meeting 21 July 2021

WordPress 5.8 was released yesterday. Well done to everyone who was involved in this release and during the last three months. As marketers and communicators, our work continues.

In today’s global Marketing meeting at 14:00 UTC today (Wednesday 21 July 2021) and the rest of the week, we will have lots of items to research and pull together. Our first priority is to finalize the initial social media posts draft on the WP 5.8 release, which were made available for fact-checking in the Marketing Slack and Release Leads, so thank you to those who have already added answers or further comments.

What broad areas will we be covering?

We are continuing collaborations on a pack and supporting resources following on from our pilot and Josepha’s requests.

We will divide the work into two groups – one for developers and the other for non-developers, so everyone has some to work on and is welcome to join our meeting.

  • finalizing / dealing with remaining questions in the initial social media drafts and adding any new based on the last week’s information (please mark up any new items so we can different it from what may have already been checked by the squad leads)
  • categorizing the posts for an amplification pack and draft schedule, especially keeping in mind what Meetups may find particularly useful
  • collating useful links / topic areas on the release which are being shared in social media which may be an additional area for posts or be useful for awareness of the squad
  • adding to the document on favorite release feature

The Marketing Meeting on 7 and 14 July 2021

The background on social media pack collaboration for 5.8, 30 June 2021

Tools you will need to take part

The collaboration will be progressed in the Marketing Team 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/. channel and use Google documents / sheets which will be shared on Slack. We know a few of our collaborators are finding commenting and viewing Google Sheets difficult, so we will have an alternative format available where they can add their work.

We will also continue to make use of GitHub, as in recent pilots.

Who can help?

Everyone! We have broken down the tasks to enable as many people from different backgrounds to be able to collaborate, building on what has worked in other collaborations and feedback.

We especially could do with some more developers input from those who have tested or used 5.8.

We post collaborations before the meeting to help with accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) and to help enable collaboration from different timezones. So let us know if you are planning to collaborate asynchronously before or after the meeting too. Everyone is welcome to be involved directly or shadow. We also have a number of new joiners who are shadowing at the moment too.

With @nalininonstopnewsuk, @meher, @marybaum, @OGlekler, @yvettesonneveld, @vimes1984, @maedahbatool and others, there will be support during different timezones during the collaborations. If you would like to help support other collaborators, especially those new to the team, let us know.

Do I have to live in a particular place or have a specific background to take part?

There are no restrictions. We have people involved from across timezones and countries, from a variety of skillsets and WordPress experiences. We have had contributors from the team who have gone on to discover a joy for testing, translation or writing documentation, and people who come and help for specific areas from other teams too.

We are keen to promote the many ways people can support the growth and development of WordPress and its community.

There are specific parts of our work which benefit from a background as a writer, editor, marketer and PR, in search or research, developer, or task collator. But there are lots of opportunities for those new to marketing and communications too and we have onboarding support and training available too.

#5-8

Help produce social media materials for 5.8 release

When you can help?

Global marketing meeting Wednesdays 30 June and 7 July 2021, at 14:00 UTC, drop-in sessions (more details at 30 June meeting), and asynchronously during this period.

What will we be collaborating on for the next two weeks?

We will be researching and writing social media draft copy for the WordPress 5.8 release. As in previous releases recently and promotions, we will draft posts which will be edited into a social media amplification pack, covering in the main Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn channels. This will be able to be used and adapted by others in their own networks, by meetups and users wanting to share the benefits, latest features and showcase the community of contributors.

The information source will be the final version of the About Page text, which should be committed later today for Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1.

Can you give a few hours to help in the live collaborations or asynchronously?

Please let me (@abhanonstopnews 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/.) or @ogleckler know for task planning if you will be available, and/ or can give time to this asynchronously in the coming days. This will be much appreciated.

You can let us know in the thread of this message or the Marketing channel on the Make WordPress Slack channel.

We welcome people joining to shadow during the meeting too. Just let us know so that the team can check-in with you during the meeting and support you.

Thanks to everyone for your involvement in supporting the next WordPress release.

#5-8

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting – 23 June 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #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/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. 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 after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @lmurillom, @meher
    4. Follow up actions: Projects and Actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@nalininonstopnewsuk covered the accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) and inclusion support today. If anyone has an accessibility issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know.

Get involved – starter tasks for new and returning contributors, and those who have pledged to support the team and need assistance to get started.

2. Meeting Notes

A big thanks to @megphillips91, @meher for contributing to drafting, follow ups and actions from last week’s meeting notes. 

Note: Please review and add comments in suggestion mode. These notes will be updated as appropriate.

A reminder to check the draft notes is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed too. We rely on this to update the final notes and to put into our charts to show where we need extra contributors, and how we are having an input and impact onto the work assigned/requested from other teams. 

Rota for drafting notes:

@nalininonstopnewsuk updated: in response to requests from accessibility perspectives and those joining asynchronously, please try and use the agenda numbers when replying or updating on an action. We have been testing the use of this numbering to help those who can not use threads and as part of our efforts to be inclusive.

Actions

You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings. Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed. We are excited to continue to expand our contributors who are helping draft the notes!

3. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

Task Updates

4) Update on WordPress Release 5.8 and FSE – Josepha

Update provided by: @chanthaboune, @cbringmann

  • @chanthaboune consolidated all of the feedback from our group About Page collaboration, it should be in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. by next Tuesday, 29 June 2021. 
  • There is a new marketing lead for 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/ (more details here) who will be attending Marketing meetings after the WP5.8 release.

Actions: 

  • If you have experience creating social media awareness kits, please let @webcommsat know. We will be working on one for the About Page.
  • Feel free to leave comments on the Draft section of the document Josepha shared.
  • @chanthaboune will check on the suggestions that were made regarding external media outlets on the post “Suggestions for external Channels on FSE info

5a) Learn Audit Tool Discussion

Update provided by: @webcommsat, @courane01

  • We are continuing to discuss the Learn WordPress proposal for an audit tool and how it could be potentially used as a marketing team audit tool as well.
  • @courane01 can help answer any terminology questions and has met with #docs about the audit tool idea. HelpHub, DevHub, Docs and Learn all have significant content needs with WP release updates.
  • The audit tool specifically digs in to where we have content in particular – screenshots, videos, articles etc to modify with updates.

Actions: 

  • To get more context around the use cases for the audit tool, please read the entire discussion in Slack
  • Please participate in the shared document where we can add how we think an audit tool like this could be of benefit to our work in marketing and how we would work together with Learn WordPress, Training, Docs, etc. Link in Slack.
  • If you have any questions or want to work further on this, please contact @webcommsat and @courane01. The deadline is 7 July 2021.

5b) Brand Guidelines on Learn WordPress

Update provided by: @courane01

  • The brand guidelines have been highlighted as a top priority item for Learn WordPress.
  • There are several instructional designers coming aboard as sponsored contributors to Learn from Automattic. Hugh will be coordinating with them, Marketing/Training, and Community/Foundation folks to get this idea through.
  • Any content on Learn that mentions a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party/theme/etc. by name is at the moment, on hold.   

Actions: 

  • Please reach out to @courane01 if you’d like to be involved in this, and comment on the shared document. Link in Slack.

5c) and 5d) Social Media Promotions

Update provided by: @lmurillom, @oglekler

Actions: 

  • Please share the the weekly #OnlineWPMeetup roundup on LinkedIn and the Meetups shared on the @wordpressevents Twitter feed.
  • Please share #WPDiversity posts on WordCamp Twitter (Versions of this are available on 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. Facebook and WordPress Events Facebook pages too.)
  • Please share the LinkedIn post on WordPress 5.8 Beta 3
  • We need some more hands! Please reply to this thread if you have experience writing copy for social media.

6. Forthcoming Diary Dates

If you need accessibility or language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel on Slack. We will try and find ways to help. We are keen to continue to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

A reminder about our Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities

Next Marketing meeting

Wednesday 30 June 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Does your task need some time in the future agenda? Contact @meher and @webcommsat in the #marketing channel on Slack.

➤ How to get started?

We have a number of new contributors shadowing at the moment. So please do let us know if you would like some help.

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and would like some extra help to get started to contribute to the project, contact @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld for information on future Contributors Onboarding events.