Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, October 26, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to 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/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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 channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card which is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on October 26, 2022. GitHub card #120 for the week
  • The meeting was prepared and facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, and @eidolonnight.
  • Meeting notes: @vimes1984
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a 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/ account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate live or asynchronously.
  • Social question of the week: These questions are to help us get to know each other a little better and help introduce new people to the team too. If you have a suggestion for a social question, you can add it to the weekly meeting preparation ticket on GitHub too.
    This week’s question. There are various celebrations about podcasts, and initiatives to promote 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) in this media form. Do you listen to podcasts? What’s your favorite podcast? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Volunteer to be a notetaker or a coffee break facilitator

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. Information for the team’s notes is available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

26 October 2022 GitHub #120 – @vimes1984

2 November 2022 GitHub #121 – @robinwpdeveloper

9 November 2022 GitHub #122 – @robinwpdeveloper

@slspeller911 volunteered for December 7 and 21 if no one has already volunteered.

Forward planning for the next few weeks after this – please read Nalini’s earlier message and if you would like to help on a future date too. A rota is being set up on GitHub – temporary card #138.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee break for the bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteering. More on the next coffee break in the diary dates section of the meeting.

@nalininonstopnewsuk: We have some interest in restarting an occasional coffee break at an earlier time of day and potentially alternating between timezones. I will be starting a GitHub discussion on this – card #137

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links and check-ins

@nalininonstopnewsuk:
The main Marketing Team task board is available on GitHub. If you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available. We will be bringing GitHub cards to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card.

At the meeting on the November 9 (to avoid when people seem to be away), we will be sharing initial information about the Team Reps elections for 2023. Once any information is available for how 2023 elections will be handled across the Make Teams, this will be added to the GitHub planning card #38.

4a. Social media update

Updates on WordPress.org Social Media Accounts and How You Can Help

@eidolonnight: Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there.

We also have a couple of open social media projects:

The latest performance stats of Social Media from @bjmcsherry: week-over-week net-new follower has increased, gaining a total of 1,630 new subscribers.

In addition, many of our campaigns saw improved performance, however, it was the ‘WP 100 Million Downloads’ campaign that provided some of our best results during the past week including the top 3 posts as our audience engaged heavily with the announcement campaign.

We also saw great performances with the 6.1 campaign leading up to the release and a few others that scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the last week.

Here is a look at some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 367,860
  • Engagements: 9,622
  • Link clicks: 2,108
  • Messages received: 57
  • Impressions: 306,777
  • Engagements: 5,737
  • Link clicks: 2,021

For more details, check out this Slack thread.

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Slack thread

@jpantani shared that RC3 is now available. The general release is on target to be released 1 November 2022, and a dry-run will take place on October 31st to ensure things go well for the launch of the 6.1 release.

4c. Contributor events update

Slack thread

  • 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. Asia Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. awareness: 17 February 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. @ugyensupport and colleagues at WordCamp Asia team will need some contributors from the team to assist with this in person. There will be support from those who have already indicated, including @jpantani@webcommsat@meher (to be confirmed), @nalininonstopnewsuk and others via Slack.
  • WordCamp Italia 2022 Contributor Day is on 11 November 2022. Is anyone going to this? You can share on GitHub card 134.
  • WordCamp Kolkata Contributor Day awareness: 17 December 2022. GitHub ticket #136. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and could potentially join or help the marketing table.
  • Are you aware of any other WordCamp or 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. contributor days/ events which are likely to have a marketing table?

4d. Newsletters and series

Slack thread

  • Month in WordPress: please add your suggestions for the October 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress by 2 November, 2022. There are more instructions on GitHub card: #13.
  • October 2022 Polyglots Newsletter: The Polyglots monthly newsletter for October has been published! Please read and share (and subscribe!).
  • People of WordPress@nalininonstopnewsuk shared that the scheduled October edition is on course. If you can help with the images for the November edition, please let Nalini know. There may be a slight change in the timetable to accommodate the originally planned September edition, which was ready but has been delayed publication due to external factors. Chloé and Nalini are looking at this. @meher noted that google docs do not always work for people with accessible needs and other communication methods have been needed with certain features to ensure inclusiveness.
    Note from Nalini: it is important to note that this series which is inspired by personal HeroPress articles and there may be sensitive personal information in the original research and preparation for the People of WordPress feature which may need appropriate handling by those working on the feature and confirm what personal information is shared on 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//news. Personal email and phone numbers should also not be shared on GitHub.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

5.  Open Floor

Slack thread

@rmartinezduque shared some updates regarding the WordPress Photos campaign:

  • Reyes was able to recently collect some data about the World Photography Day challenge. The Photos team approved 100 submissions from 47 contributors, of which 29 were first-timers. 25 countries were represented in the photo contributions. Thanks to all of you who participated! 
  • In addition, Reyes would like to try a new format (probably a short questionnaire) to help gather photo stories from contributors.
  • GitHub card #80 has been updated with this information

@nalininonstopnewsuk shared a thank-you to all those who take a moment to answer the weekly social question in our meetings, and encouraged everyone to continue, especially new contributors as it is a good way to get to know each other better.

Next meeting

Join us for the next Global Marketing Team meeting: Wednesday 2 November 2022, 15:00 UTC  in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add any updates to GitHub card #121 for next week.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes, #wpphotos

Agenda: global Marketing Team meeting, October 26, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the Making 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/. on  Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub card #120 for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is joining the meeting on Slack today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    a. Note taking rota for next few weeks, and opportunities to volunteer. @vimes1984 will be taking the notes.
    b. Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (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/ card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide). The next coffee break will be on November 3, 2022 at 18:30 UTC.
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
    a. Update on 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/ social media
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing. 
    c. Contributor Events updates – if you know of any other events taking place that are planning Marketing tables, let the team know.
    d. Newsletters
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – November 2, 2022 (GitHub #121)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor
    If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.
You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards.

#agenda, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, October 19, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to 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/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

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

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card which is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on October 19, 2022. GitHub card #119 for the week
  • The meeting was prepared and facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, @eidolonnight
  • Meeting notes: @kawserz. Props for his first meeting note.
  • Notes Editor/Review: @eidolonnight and @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a 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/ account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: Participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  • Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: As in some countries, waterways are being celebrated this month. Do you have a waterway, ocean, river, or canal that you enjoy visiting or have liked viewing in photographs? If it is a place you can visit, could it be a photograph you submit for https://wordpress.org/photos/ (#WPPhotos on social)? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Volunteer to be a notetaker or a coffee break facilitator

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. Information for the team’s notes is available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

26 October 2022 GitHub #120 – @vimes1984

Forward planning for the next few weeks after this – please read Nalini’s earlier message and if you would like to help on a future date too.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee break for the bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteering. More on the next coffee break in the diary dates section of the meeting.

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links and check-ins

The main Marketing Team task board is available on GitHub. If you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available. We will be bringing GitHub cards to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card.

4a. Social media update

Updates On WordPress.org Social Media Accounts and How You Can Help

Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there.

The latest performance stats of Social Media from @bjmcsherry – WP.org has improved week-over-week net-new follower growth gaining a total of 1,374 new subscribers. In addition, the continued WordPress 6.1 announcement campaigns scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the last week.

  • Impressions: 306,777
  • Engagements: 5,737
  • Link clicks: 2,021

For more details, check out this Slack thread.

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) Now Available. Updates from Marketing & Communications co-lead, @dansoschin, for any other 6.1 release updates in this Slack thread.

4c. Contributor events update

  • 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. Asia Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WordCamp Italia is coming up in a couple of weeks. It will have a Contributor Day on November 11, 2022.

4d. Newsletters and series

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: global Marketing Team meeting, October 19, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the Making 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/. on Wednesday October 19, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub #119 for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
    Notes from the meeting on October 12, 2022. Thanks to @robinwpdeveloper for his first meeting notes and @webcommsat for supporting on this.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is joining the meeting on Slack today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    a. Note taking rota for next few weeks, and opportunities to volunteer.
    b. Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (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/ card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide). The next coffee break will be on October 20, 2022 at 18:30 UTC.
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
    a. Update on 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/ social media accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing. 
    WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 2 is available.
    – More on the 6.1 Release social media content Idea: “Behind the Scenes” for Twenty Twenty-Three – details in GitHub card #128 @laurlittle
    c. Contributor Events updates – if you know of any other events taking place that are planning Marketing tables, let the team know.
    d. Newsletters
    – Update on Month in WordPress newsletter – GitHub card #131 @rmartinezduque
    e. Campaigns
    f. Any other Make WordPress events
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – October 26, 2022 (GitHub #120)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor
    If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.
You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards and admin this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, October 12, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to 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/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  • Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: What is your favorite tree or one that is often seen in your locality? Could you submit a photo of it to #WPPhotos? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Volunteer to be a notetaker or a coffee break facilitator

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message. 

The team notes from October 5, 2022 — will be linked once published.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

12 October 2022 GitHub #117 –  @robinwpdeveloper

19 October 2022 GitHub #119 – @kawserz

26 October 2022 GitHub #120 –  @vimes1984

Forward planning for the next few weeks after this – please read Nalini’s earlier message and if you would like to help on a future date too.

Thank you to @webcommsat for running the APAC-time session for new notetakers. Attendees commented on its usefulness and welcome.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee break for the bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer. More on the next coffee break in the diary dates section of the meeting.

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links and check-ins

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHub. If you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available. We will be bringing GitHub cards to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card.

4a. Social media update

i) WordPress.tv videos on YouTube

WPTV content is now automatically uploaded to YouTube. It will be reviewed and scheduled alongside our other social content every week.

ii) Social media amplification

@eidolonnight: The WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify 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/ news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there.

This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns. Just comment here and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of that GitHub issue. Content and fresh ideas welcome.

@bjmcsherry: Facebook is having some issues with their stats this week, so tune in next week for an update on social performance.

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Now Available. Marketing & Communications co-lead, @dansoschin , for any other 6.1 release updates in this thread.

Update provided via @dansoschin:

4c. Contributor events update

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. Asia

Does anyone know of any other WordCamp or 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. contributor days/ events which are likely to have a marketing table?

4d. Newsletters and series

Month in WordPress: The draft for the September 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is ready for review. @rmartinezduque is hoping to publish it on Friday, October 14, 2022. If you have any suggestions, please share them before the end of the day tomorrow (October 13, 2022).

Annual WordPress Meetup Survey reminder: The Community Team is doing another outreach effort to encourage meetup organizers and members to complete the Annual WordPress Meetup Survey, which is available in 14 languages. The deadline for responses is October 15, 2022.

People of WordPress: update from @webcommsat: Awaiting a revised date for publication due to the volume of other items scheduled for this month with the release. Work continues on the People of WordPress post scheduled for later this month, which @meher has been leading.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday October 20, 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC. We still need a facilitator!

This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6. Open floor

No additional GitHub or cross team updates were advised.

Next meeting

You can join the GitHub card #119 for next week’s meeting on October 19, 2022. The meeting will take place in this channel at 15:00 UTC.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: global WordPress Marketing team meeting, October 5, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to 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/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting live due to differences in time zones and other commitments, please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and give your updates. If you are working on a task, please also update the relevant 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/ ticket in the WordPress Marketing Team repository.

2. Getting to know each other

  1. Meeting attendees live/ async: the list can be found in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  2. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: If you could recommend one thing you have in your refrigerator / fridge to someone else, what would it be and why? Read the replies from contributors on Slack.

3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities

Thank you to the note-taking volunteers for the next few weeks. Some forward planning has been done to help newer contributors get started, shadow and to check-in with other regular contributors. There are still lots of opportunities to volunteer too.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked below by date. Cards have been set up for a couple of weeks in advance of each meeting. Please message Nalini initially in the Marketing channel on the Make WordPress Slack if you are unsure how to add comments to the GitHub card, and she will be able to help link you with one of our GitHub buddies.

If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card (links below) for the relevant week.
12 October 2022 GitHub card #117 – @robinwpdeveloper
19 October 2022 GitHub card #119 – @kawserz

Forward planning for the next few weeks after this – please read [Nalini’s] earlier message if you would like to help on a future date.

There will be another opportunity to see how the Marketing blog (also known as 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/.) works, this time in APAC time, 07:00 UTC Thursday, October 6, 2022.This will last no more than an hour. If you would like to join, please reply in this thread. Tomorrow’s session will be focused on using the P2 for some of the team’s new contributors who have agreed to take on the draft notes the next few weeks.

Even if you have not been linked to a meeting date yet, but have been following along with meetings for a few weeks, and would like to volunteer, you can still join this session. There’s always opportunities to volunteer for this, for the coffee breaks, and more.

A link to the Google Meet session will be posted in the Slack channel before the session. Thank you to the others who are also helping contributors set up GitHub and become more familiar with the blog site: @webcommsat, @marybaum, @meher, @lmurillom, @Reyes Martínez, @santanainniss and others who have also helped with helping contributors set up GitHub and become more familiar with the blog site.

Help to facilitate a coffee break?

The team is looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer.

4. Marketing project and task updates

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHub. If you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available.

Thank you to those who are supporting our GitHub and spotting a spam message this week. If you spot a message which may be spam, please let one of the team reps know: @nalininonstopnewsuk @EidolonNight @lmurillom.

4a. Updates on 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/ social media accounts and how you can help

Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there.

This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns. Just comment here and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of that GitHub issue. Content and fresh ideas welcome.

@bjmcsherry shared the weekly stats on WP.org:

WP.org improved our week-over-week net-new followers’ growth over the previous week gaining a total of 1,620 new subscribers. This was an 11.2% (1,499) increase over the previous week’s growth. In addition, many of our campaigns including the WordPress 6.1 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 2 testing campaign and the Learn WP campaign performed best. These campaigns scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the last week.

Here are a look at some of the highlighted performance numbers for the past week:

  • Impressions: 262,750
  • Engagements: 4,090
  • Link clicks: 1,258
  • Messages received: 81

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

@dansoschin, joins WordPress 6.1 as Marketing & Communications co-lead for his continued support while @jpantani is away. WordPress 6.1 release updates are as follows:

4c. Contributor events update

  • 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. Asia Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WCAsia social content to go out on WordPress.org social accounts can be scheduled via @bjmcsherry. GitHub ticket #7
  • Does anyone know of any other WordCamp or 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. contributor days/ events which are likely to have a marketing table?

4d. Newsletters and series

  • Month in WordPress: the September 2022 edition is in edit and will be out shortly, aimed at October 10, 2022.
  • September Polyglots Newsletter: this has been published. Props to: @nao, @erica, @webcommsat, and @amiero for contributing to the Polyglots September 2022 newsletter. GitHub card #115.
  • Annual WordPress Meetup Survey reminder: The Community Team is doing another outreach effort to encourage meetup organizers and members to complete the Annual WordPress Meetup Survey, which is available in 14 languages. The deadline for responses is October 15 2022.
  • People of WordPress: this is aimed be published this week. Date is waiting confirmation to avoid other scheduled posts.
  • There is an update regarding People of WordPress. This will be published by this week. @rmartinezduque shared an update on the same.

4e. Campaigns

  • Photos directory initiative (GitHub card #80) for World Photography Day. Please continue to submit your photos, and if you would like to share a story behind the photo they sent and the place it represents, reach out to @rmartinezduque on the #marketing or @photos channel on the Make WordPress Slack.

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday 6 October 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC. We still need a facilitator!

This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6. Open Floor

Question from @starbuck on community messaging.
Link to Slack discussion.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: WordPress global marketing team meeting, October 12, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the Making 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/. on Wednesday October 12, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub #117 for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is joining the meeting on Slack today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    a. Notes from the meeting on October 5, 2022 (this post will be updated once they are available).
    b. Note taking rota for next few weeks, and opportunities to volunteer.
    c. Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (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/ card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide). The next coffee break will be on October 20, 2022 at 18:30 UTC.
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
    a. Update on 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/ social media accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing. WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 is out.
    c. Contributor Events updates – do you know of any others taking place that are planning Marketing tables?
    d. Newsletters
    e. Campaigns
    f. Any other Make WordPress events
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – October 19, 2022 (GitHub #119)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor
    If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.
You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards and admin this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: WordPress global marketing team meeting, October 5, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the Making 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/. on Wednesday October 5, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub ticket #116 for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is joining the meeting on Slack today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    a. Notes from the meeting on September 28, 2022. Thank you to @slspeller911 for writing and @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.
    b. Note taking rota and help session planned for October 6, 2022 at 07:00 UTC. Slack message on rota discussions
    c. Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (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/ card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide).
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
    a. Update on 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/ social media accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing
    c. Contributor Events updates – do you know of any others taking place that are planning Marketing tables?
    d. Newsletters
    e. Campaigns
    f. Any other Make WordPress events
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – October 12, 2022 (GitHub #117)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor
    If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.

You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Meeting preparation: @nalininonstopnewsuk. Would you like to help, check out how above.
Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes: WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, September 21, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to 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/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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 channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on September 21, 2022. GitHub card for the week
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk @eidolonnightGitHubGitHub 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/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom @eidolonnight
  • Meeting notes: @santanainniss
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk. Thanks to @webcommsat for the support on GitHub.
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHub account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  • Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: to celebrate creativity, what are your favorite two colors to put together? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Thank you to our note-taking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, send a message in the main Marketing slack channel and include Nalini (for her Slack ID write the ‘@’ sympbol followed by her name ‘Nalini’, no space).

Team notes from September 14, 2022 – props to @yashwardhanrana for drafting and to @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for notetakers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

September 28, 2022 – GitHub #112 –
October 2, 2022 GitHub #116 – Adeeb Malik
October 9, 2022 GitHub #117 –

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.
Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer.

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update from @eidolonnight

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available. We will be bringing GitHub cards to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card.

If you’re a member of the WordPress GitHub organization and have Two-Factor-Authentication disabled, please enable it on your GitHub account, as it will soon be required. You can enable it at: https://github.com/settings/security

  1. Five for the Future Email Template for Contributors (GitHub #18). Several contributors at WoordCamp US (WCUS) drafted this template. We just need to do some copy review and package these up. More templates are still welcome as well! If you would like to help, comment here and/or in the issue.
  2. Create plan for short-form video content on Tiktok (GitHub #114). Several contributors at WCUS put together some wonderful thoughts on the how this can be done. Let’s discuss next steps in the GitHub issue and put together some pilot content.
  3. We also had several ideas come in for the #WordPress, #WPPhotos, #LearnWP, #WPOpenverse, #GrowYourStoryWP, and #WordCamp campaigns during WCUS Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.. I’ve updated the WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub #7).
  4. We have an open brainstorming doc from WCUS with several ideas. Call for contributors to review and create Github issues as needed.

4a. Social media update

  1. Social media amplification. Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there. This is a good first task for new contributors.
  2. Weekly social media stats reported by @bjmcsherry: We managed another strong week for our social campaigns, especially with our key net-new subscribers objective, hitting 1,380 followers as we continue to drive higher than expected weekly numbers from previous performances. In addition, many of our campaigns including 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. follow-up and the Photo Directory campaign performed best. These scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.
    • Here are a look at some of the overall performance numbers for the last week:
    • Impressions: 291,564
    • Engagements: 5,964
    • Link clicks: 1,318
    • Messages received: 40

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Dan subbed in for WordPress 6.1 Marketing & Communications Lead, @jpantani, at the meeting for any 6.1 release updates.

  • BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 ready for general/public testing on September 21, 2022
  • After Beta 1 ships, we will begin work on the About Page which will detail key features/updates that are included in 6.1. Follow along in this channel for more information.

4c. Contributor events update

Updates from @eidolonnight

  • WordCamp Asia contributor day awareness, February 17, 2023 – GitHub #108. Please can you add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table.
  • Just a reminder from last week. There is a Dzongkha language onboarding video in progress – this is now set for a month before WordCamp Asia 2023. @Ugyen is working on this. Please add to the GitHub #59 if you can assist him with the video work on this.

4d. Newsletters and series

  • Month in WordPress:  If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant for the September 2022 edition, please feel free to add them as a comment to GitHub #109 by Friday September 30, 2022.
  • WP Briefing@Santana.Inniss has shared a call for brainstorming for the Halloween Episode of the WP Briefing Podcast. Please leave your ideas in GitHub #113. Deadline: September 26, 2022
  • Annual 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. Survey: The Community Team would like to conduct another outreach effort to encourage meetup organizers and members to complete the Annual WordPress Meetup Survey (available in 14 languages).

4e Campaigns

Photos directory initiative (GitHub card 80) for World Photography Day. Please continue to submit your photos, and if you would like to share a story behind the photo they sent and the place it represents, reach out to @rmartinezduque.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Updates by @nalininonstopnewsuk

Our next Coffee break was held on Thursday 22 September 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC facilitated by @laurlittle.

This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6. Open floor

No additional items shared during the open floor.

Next meeting

You can join the GitHub card #112 for next week’s meeting on September 28, 2022. The meeting will take place in this channel at 15:00 UTC.

Post meeting

Polyglots will be updating wptranslationday.org for the event for 2022. @eidolonnight confirmed they will use @TranslateWP on Twitter with updates and sharing some items on 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/ social channels too.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, September 28, 2022

(reposting due to issue)

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the Making 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/. on Wednesday September 28, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub ticket #112 for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    a. Notes from the meeting on September 14, 2022. Thank you to @yashwardhanrana for writing and @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.
    b. Could you volunteer to draft a future meeting note? Add yourself to the 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/ card for the week or share during the meeting on Slack. The guide is being updated – if you have other suggestions 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) or to support contributors who are new to adding content to WordPress in particular, please message @nalininonstopnewsuk.
    c. Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (GitHub card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide).
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
    a. Update on 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/ social media accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing
    c. Contributor Events updates – do you know of any others taking place that are planning Marketing tables?
    d. Newsletters
    e. Campaigns
    f. Any other Make WordPress events
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – October 2, 2022 (GitHub #116)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor
    If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.

You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team