Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, April 27, 2022

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.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome and introduction

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

2. Getting to know the team and help to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week: “What was the first art or creative hobby you had as a child, and do you still do that art form or creative hobby today?” View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Notetakers for coming weeks – you can join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings or adding your name to the weekly 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/ card.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.  Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Project Updates

4a) GitHub links

 Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • You can find our central GitHub repository and task board at this link: Marketing Tasks GitHub board.
  • If a post is published relating to a task, please add the published link and indicate if the task can be closed. Thanks.
  • Thank you to the contributors who are working on fixes / feedback on GitHub 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. features we use and liaising with other teams on this.
  • If you would like specific assistance on using GitHub, please reply in this thread. We have contributors who have been providing small group and one to one support on this.
  • You can get involved with the next meeting planning on this GitHub card for the meeting on May 4 2022. This is now one combined location for preparation, links for the weekly meeting and items for that week.

4b) Documentation sprint

 Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

4c) Forthcoming WordPress Releases and FSE

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk @webcommsat and @dansoschin

Slack Thread Link

WordPress 6.0 is the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. and is expected on May 24, 2022

  • WordPress 6.0 Beta 3 was released and the next release will be RC1 on May 3, 2022. Lots of people coming to test including from marketing. For further details on upcoming WordPress 6.0 releases please visit WordPress 6.0 Development Cycle.
  • @dansoschin: The About Page which is part of the release package, will be more-or-less finalized in copy form and design form at the end of this week. Here is the working draft note – WordPress 6.0 About Page. The purpose of this file, as currently established, is to provide a brief update of what’s in the release and provide links to resources where you can find more information.
  • Status of Webfonts API for WordPress 6.0 Inclusion planned in the 6.0 release.
  • Test WordPress 6.0: @webcommsat is collecting information to share with documentation, training, and coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. on what extra information / steps would be useful for non-devs to take part in this kind of testing. Please share any feedback you have on the existing testing information and what info/ screenshots would be helpful with her (Slack: abhanonstopnewsuk) and @marybaum
  • @webcommsat: There is a lot of cross-team work going on for 6.0, including relating to documentation. If you are interested in writing end user documentation and Learn WP materials, please get in touch. There is joint working going on in this area and you are welcome to get involved.

4d) Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates

Slack Thread Link

Updates via @lmurillom

  • #GrowYourWP campaign – the GitHub card has an update from April 18 and a discussion on translating the campaign in the longer term. Thanks to @jpantani
  • Month in WordPress newsletter – @rmartinezduque will share an update later in the week. The next edition of Month in WordPress aims to be published next Thursday May 5, 2022. If anyone has any Make Team updates they would like to see featured regarding Month in WordPress, please feel free to add them to this GitHub card or share them in the Make Marketing Slack channel and pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @rmartinezduque for awareness by Tuesday May 3 2022. The draft will be added to the GitHub card and shared on this channel prior to publication.
  • The Polyglots Newsletter for April 2022 is out! Please read, share and sign up for their updates.

4e) WPDiversity items for awareness

Slack Thread Link

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • WP Diversity APAC meetings to start from May 12, 2022. @jillbinder and @devinmaeztri asked to help spread the word about this exciting new development. Meetups and WordCamps looking for speakers can share in the diversity-speaker-support channel on the Making WordPress Slack the kind of topics being requested and dates, if available. The channel is to support a diverse roster of speakers at official WordPress events (meetups and WordCamps)
  • @santanainniss is starting as the contact person for social posts on WP Diversity

4f) Social media status

 Updates via @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry

Slack Thread Link

5) Diary dates

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

6) Open Floor

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

  • @rmartinezduque wanted to share a few updates regarding the promotion of the new Pinterest and Wolfram embeds in 5.9.
    • The HelpHub article on the new Pinterest embed 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. is now published.
    • Today and in the coming weeks we will be sharing a few posts about the Pinterest embeds in WordPress’ social platforms. Liking and sharing them will be a great way to help spread the word!
    • The HelpHub article on the Wolfram embed is on track but has not been published yet.

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add items or async updates to the GitHub card for next week.


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Notes: Global Marketing Team – 16 March 2022

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

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Hello and Welcome

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting for whatever reason please join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates there. 

2. Getting To Know Each Other

  1. Meeting attendees can be viewed via this Slack Thread with WordPress IDs
  2. Social question of the week: “What languages do you speak or are on your wish list to learn?” You can add your response and read what other participants shared via this Slack thread (link). 

3. Notes and Volunteer Opportunities

View the thread via this Slack link.

You can find a link to the notes from the last meeting at this link. Thank you @santanainniss.

Reyes Martínez volunteered to take notes for the 23 March 2022 Marketing meeting.

Notetakers for coming weeks – please volunteer to contribute to creating these notes where there is a call for note-takers during our meetings!

There was a call for volunteers for Coffee Break facilitators to help with the coffee breaks for the Team:

4. Projects and Task Updates

4a)  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. Organizer Newsletter

Updates via @eidolonnight

View the thread on Slack 

The March Meetup Organizer Newsletter was emailed yesterday. That email had an open rate of 41.4% and a click rate of 5%, which is normal. We do see a regular outlier in these emails, that being any email mentioning new in-person meetup guidelines. These tend to have an open rate of 60-70%.

4b) Social Media Status

Updates via @eidolonnight

View the thread on Slack 

We continue to ask that new contributors help with WordPress.org Social Media Amplification. Given the newness of our social efforts on WordPress.org, liking, commenting, sharing, or otherwise engaging with content is the best way to help.

Process

We continue to scale up our social media efforts, and to iterate on processes in order to sustainably grow our audience. The following is our current list of campaigns, their hashtags, and their primary points of contact if you have questions or want to be involved.

4c) 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 and Links

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

View the thread via this Slack link. 

We are moving the discussion area to the main Marketing area on GitHub. We really need contributors help to test they can add comments to items there. We can then migrate current discussions and archive the old area.

This is where we will also be posting the meeting planning for the week ahead, so please do add a comment even if it is hello on this week’s meeting ticket so we know this works.

Discussion area

https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/discussions

6.0 release update summarized from the GitHub card updated by @webcommsat

A systems and GitHub meeting is being set up on documentation aimed at end users, and pulling together the various skills/ contributors on this from documentation, training, marketing.

More details will be shared soon following an update with training/ WP Learn on potential changes that could be made on existing GitHub use.

The aim is to use GitHub to share and track the areas relating to end users more easily between the teams, now that marketing, documentation and Learn WP are moving / have moved to GitHub. Testing is being developed on how this could be done using some of the new GitHub tools.

Thank you to @bph, @milana_cap and @webcommsat who are leading the Documentation aspects for 6.0. They will share an update on this at a future meeting, and be chatting more with @dansoschin, @marybaum, @annezazu, and others too.

4d) Polyglots/ WordPress Translation Day videos

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

View the thread via this Slack link.

  • Polyglot Newsletter – we are working with Polyglots on the March newsletter. Thanks to @meher, @Adeeb Malik and @webcommsat who are working on video.
  • Translation Day interviews: captioning. Thank you to @Adeeb Malik and @lmurillom who have worked on captions. There are still more captions needed and to get videos ready for WordPress.tv. Volunteers needed.
  • Image and video editing volunteers welcome.

https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/discussions/18

  • Note re. Slack and Make WordPress onboarding videos.

There is currently an issue as the Make WordPress screens have changed slightly from the original videos. This is being looked into. Due to the world situation, we will need some additional volunteers to help with updating / synchronizing the new versions, and supporting the polyglots with this. The skills needed for this are mainly video editing.

If video and photo editing is something you enjoy, these are good and fun ways to get involved.

@femkreations has offered to help with images in the future.

4e) 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 2022 (WCEU) 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/. and Community Booth

View the thread via this Slack link.

We are still looking for team members who will be attending WordCamp Europe, who may be interested in volunteering for a Marketing team contributor day table and/or the community booth.

@dansoschin updated the team is looking for a contributor for some time during the two-day conference part of event (not the contributor day part) to staff a booth to share how to get involved in marketing.

5) Diary Dates – Upcoming Events and Meetings

View the thread via this Slack link.

  • Our next Coffee break will be: Thursday, 24 March 2022 at 6.30pm UTC
    • This bi-weekly social hour 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.
    • Check out the Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities  
      • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar on your own.

6) Open Floor

View the conversation via this Slack link.

  • No new discussion topics brought to the table during the meeting.          

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 23 March 2022, 15:00 UTC #marketing-team #meeting-notes

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Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 16 February 2022

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.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome, introduction

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

2. Getting to know the team and help to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: 15 participants can be reviewed via this (Slack Thread with WordPress IDs)
  2. Social question of the week: “When did you discover WordPress?” See participant responses via this Slack thread (link).

3. Notes from the Last Meeting

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings!

4. Project Updates

We have a few today! These are the outlined updates:

4a) Monthly 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. Organiser Newsletter

Updates via  @anjanavasan

Slack Thread Link

4b) Social Media 

 Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

  • We have an open task for those who would like to help grow our social presence: WordPress Social Media Amplification
  • Performance : Our audience across all networks grew by 947 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,031,984 followers.
    • Impressions: 1,006,011
    • Engagements: 5,606
    • Link clicks: 2,109
    • Messages received: 1,345

4c) Learn WordPress

Updates via @dansoschin

Slack Thread Link

4d) 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 

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • For those new to the team, we are migrating our project management system to the main WordPress organisation on GitHub. We have been sending messages out to task coordinators to request task updates and for document links to be moved. If you are unsure of what is needed, please contact @nalininonstopnewsuk @lmurillom @meher or @webcommsat and we can show you.
  • Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far to help with training in small groups on GitHub.
  • If anyone is having difficulty with their GitHub account when trying to add a comment to a card, please make contact. It will help if you can give your GitHub ID and the link to the card.
  • The how to use 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. page has been removed from the Handbook. If anyone would like to help with the documentation for GitHub or the testing of new features we are wanting to use, please do volunteer.
  • We continue to encourage involvement from the team in the weekly meeting planning. You can join the discussions on GitHub in the internal comms discussion area.
  • After each meeting, there will be a new discussion open for the following week. There is already a discussion for next week’s meeting on on 23rd Feburary 2022. You can also find links to the weekly meetings on the Marketing Tasks board

4e) WPDiversity

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

  • @lmurillom is working on the text for secondary channels (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @wordpressevents) and will share the schedule and update the card on GitHub
  • @eidolonnight will queue up the posts and image(s) for the official WordPress handles.

4f) News redesign

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

5) WordPress Marketing Team Celebration

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • On 17 February 2022 at 3.00pm UTC (10am EST / 7am PST / 8.30pm IST) join the WordPress Marketing Team Celebration for outgoing and incoming team reps, as well as all the contributors that have contributed to the Make Marketing Team since its creation in 2014. 

6) Diary dates

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

7) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 23rd February, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

#marketing-team #meeting-notes

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Retiring Team Reps 2022

Intro

We are writing this post, as we welcome the new team reps for 2022 into the marketing team – congratulations to @EidolonNight, @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom. You can read all about them on this blog post.

Today we celebrate the Marketing Team, thank the team reps who retired from the role at the end of January this year or in 202. We also thank all those who have contributed to the team in so many different areas since it began in 2014.

We have invited back all the team reps to the celebration event and reached out to other teams who have been involved to join us. Please do join us at 15:00 UTC (​​10am EST / 7am PST / 8.30pm IST). You can add the event to your calendar and get a reminder. The link to the event will be shared in the Marketing channel on Slack before the meeting. 

Looking back at the last two years

Post by Christopher Churchill and Larissa Murillo 

This post celebrates just some of the contributions and achievements the marketing team has accomplished. 

As a team during the past few years, they have kept it growing and pushing it forward. They have also enabled participation and diversity at every step of the way, breaking down silos and achieving a consistent and high level of participation and contribution with facilitation being done mostly by non-sponsored contributors for more than two years.

There has been much work done to amplify messages from the other WordPress teams (Training, Community and Learn etc) and to support groups across the board such as the WP Diversity. Team members have supported them with marcomms advice, and lots of participation from marketing contributors in those teams as well. This cross collaboration has extended to the Docs team with HelpHub, the Full Site Experiment calls for testing, and supporting the 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/. with leadership and support for WordPress Translation Day for the past three years.

More than 75 weekly 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. roundups have been published on LinkedIn, long-term planning and introducing a features approach to the People of WordPress series, and multiple marketing team members have supported 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 with wider marketing, onboarding media materials, and with contributor initiatives.

The team completed a user testing and feedback exercise on project management tools and 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), the learnings from that culminated in a migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. from 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. to GitHub. Increasing the ease with which processes were  researched, defined and established around: recurring repetitive tasks, ad-hoc requests, asynchronous contribution, and reducing language barriers.

After a successful pilot, the Marketing Team 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/ instance is being migrated into the main WordPress GitHub. This will involve new documentation to support the integration and will give us the ability to leverage the newer features from GitHub. Additionally, multiple New Contributor sessions and workshops were held, for those new to the Marketing channel or team.

WP Marketing alongside other teams proposed a Frequently Asked Questions series to accompany releases. This aimed at anticipated queries from developers as well as non-technical end-users and meetups, and also helped other local Communities plan content on their local sites related to releases. 

The team also worked on larger projects like the Core-to-Marketing information workflow, which analysed the current information flow taking place throughout the WordPress major version release  process, and suggested an improved flow to help other teams gain a clear understanding of what is going to be released, so they can support the delivery of information to all the WordPress constituents.

They supported WordCamps, Meetups, and marketing team members as we acclimated (and continue to adapt) to new routines in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of the initiatives we began during the pandemic were the Marketing Team Coffee Breaks, open to everyone and providing an opportunity to sustain the team and help support each other during difficult times. It has been two years of holding these coffee breaks and we are glad to say that other Make teams have adopted them as well. The chance to meet and chat on a regular basis were part of the team’s ‘Staying connected’ initiatives.  

Below we go into some of the individuals who have helped do this so please take the time to applaud these individuals if you can, we are a better community because of them. 

Mike Reid

Mike joined the Marketing Team in 2015 and became a rep in 2016. He has been involved with WordPress and for many years in his local Meetup and as a WordCamp organizer. He has shared his knowledge on project management in communications through the Marketing Team and as an event speaker.

He was the Marketing/Release Comms lead for the 5.3 release, helped lead marketing tables during the contributor days at four WordCamp US events, and has been a WordCamp contributor at more than 20 events.

A keen team builder, Mike has been a supporter of initiatives to promote inclusion and provide opportunities for skill-development and learning more about WordPress. He led a number of the team’s brainstorming exercises, and was an advocate and ally for team members.

Mike is a Project Management Institute’s certified project manager and works for InMotion Hosting.

Harry Jackson

Harry joined the marketing team in September of 2017 and became team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. in 2018. He’s based in the U.S.A and works as Products Manager for InMotion Hosting. 

He helped run meetings, support new contributors, and took part in the project management. Harry also encouraged contributors to become more involved in the project. He stepped back in 2021, but has continued to be a supporter of the team.

In the Marketing Team, he has been actively involved in preparations for the showcase section redesign 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/ and WordCamp US contributor days. He has been a champion for encouraging contributions from across the world, and been involved in his local WordPress community. He has run a number of task groups and worked to find ways to encourage contributors to participate in project board updates. 

When not at work, Harry loves spending time with his wife, kids and dogs.

Yvette Sonneveld

Yvette has been in the Marketing Team since 2017 and one of the team reps since 2018. Based in the Netherlands, she is a marketing and communications professional.

From making her first WordPress website in 2005, she went on to be more involved in its community, becoming a WordCamp event volunteer, organizer and later a speaker. She is part of the WordPress polyglot Dutch translation team. 

In Marketing, she has co-ordinated the team badges and the Update, and with others contributed to People of WordPress and other series, as well as taking part in the administration that goes with a team rep role. She has been part of the building of onboarding materials and took part in how the team supported WordCamp Europe’s contributor events.

Yvette recently became Community Team Lead for Yoast, after running her own in-bound marketing firm for a number of years. She loves walking in nature, yoga, and world travelling.

Maedah Batool

Maedah has been a Marketing Team contributor since 2016 and became a Marketing Team Rep in 2018.  She also contributes to translating WordPress to Urdu.

In marketing, she has contributed to note-taking meetings and has supported onboarding for new contributors, and facilitated sessions to help get them started.

She believes in the need for developer-friendly content and documentation, and works on content in multiple online outlets. She is a maintainer of local meetups relating to Girls Who Code and ReactJSLadies, and is currently a senior content developer at Vercel. 

Maedah is also an open-source journalist. She has created a tech-training startup through which she has helped to train more than 2,500 girls how to code with WordPress.  

Abha Thakor

Abha has been an active contributor to the project since 2017, and been involved in helping the team build or bring in systems used in not-for-profits and other tech companies to enable more people to be involved. She has also shared her training and mentoring background to support new contributors and those new to marketing and communications. 

She is an experienced communicator,  journalist and digital media professional working in a variety of sectors and new technologies. In her work with Non Stop Business Support, Non Stop News UK, and other organizations, she focuses on communications, accessibility and tech innovation.  She joined the Global Marketing Team in the year 2017 and became an active contributor to WordPress from 2018. She was asked to be a team rep in 2020.

She has been a great asset to the team. She has supported the skill development of new contributors and consistently and diligently found ways to signpost for everyone helping a multitude of people  (and in no small amount the person posting this) boost their confidence and enabling them to contribute to other areas as well. Her biggest strength is to take the team along and involve as many people as possible. She has a positive and creative outlook to any problem which arises. She has helped many WordCamps with planning and executing their contributor events. She is an active and notable contributor on several releases, and the Learn WordPress / Training and CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Teams.

She had a vision of making sure everyone’s contribution is acknowledged and this has led to the introduction of ways to help capture contributions more effectively and providing more open ways for people in different timezones to get involved, including the use of GitHub. 

The Marketing Team is better off for her involvement in it and she’s helped moved the team forward in leaps and bounds.

Meher Bala

Meher joined the Marketing Team in 2017, bringing her skills from front end web development and hosting to support the communication of both the WordPress software and community. She was involved in the project and actions groups, coordinating tasks and helping new contributors become active members of the team particularly those for whom English was a second language. She became a team rep in 2020.

She has been involved with linking training and contributor events, supporting the development of tools and processes used by the team, and was one of the primary enablers for the WP Marketing GitHub Repository. 

Meher is based in India and is a Meetup organiser in her local area. She has been involved in leading WordCamp Mumbai, was a WordCamp India organiser in 2021, and volunteered at a number of online camps. She consistently goes above and beyond to help anyone and devotes extensive time to the WordPress.org Community. 

She has been a key person linking both the polyglots and marketing teams, and was also a WordPress Translation Day organiser for 2020 and 2021. She has brought a combination of development and marketing skills to the table in a way few can do as effectively as Meher.

Olga Gleckler

A WordCamp 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/. in 2019 was the start of Olga’s journey in the Marketing team. From this event, she started attending the global team’s weekly meetings and contributing ideas. 

She became more involved in 2020 and joined its projects and actions groups to support a range of administrative tasks and helping others to contribute, giving hours of her time a week to help grow the team. She took part in the team’s support of WordCamp Europe and the Polyglots Team, and joined the WCEU 2021 and WordPress Translation Day organisers in 2020 and 2021. 

With her contribution to Support, she was able to act as a bridge between Support and Polyglots, and help them access marketing input from the wider team.

Olga first discovered WordPress in 2012 and believes it is the best choice for a content management system. 

“The community turned out an amazing discovery. Here I found not only an ability to apply and develop my skill but also friends from all over the world who are thirsty for knowledge and eager to make a difference, people with open hearts and minds.” 

From St Petersburg, Russia, Olga has also been active in the Russian WordPress community since 2017. 

Professionally, Olga works as a WordPress developer and marketer, with a background in advertising. She brought this knowledge to help with the developer-related marcomms initiatives in 2020-2021, and has helped colleagues with how to follow tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets and take part in testing. 

She has had her own development agency and is currently employed full-time as a software engineer with a focus on WordPress.

In her free time, she is an amazing fiction writer.


We can not talk about the Marketing team without also lauding the contributions from the previous team reps @rosso99, @BridgetWillard, @jenblogs4u, @mcdwayne, and @siobhanseija, and to @skarjune who was instrumental in areas like the handbook. 

Thank you @chanthaboune, @joostdevalk and @cbringmann for their support of the team. 

Also thanks to contributors who have been part of the projects and actions groups, and task groups in the last two years and helped with the team reps keeping the team running or assisted in co-ordinating specific tasks, including: @lmurillom, @marks99, @vimes1984, @megphillips91, @yashwardhanrana, @majaloncar, @technocrews, @marybaum, @JillSMaxwell, @carike, @aurooba, @nullbyte@agiledrop, @rahuldsarker, @chaion07, @michelleames, and everyone involved in so many different ways.

The Marketing Team is the result of the people who have contributed to it and is and always will be larger than the sum of its parts. Thank you to everyone and we hope you will continue the journey with WordPress.

Please take the time to give a shout-out to these individuals, who built the foundations and worked for years to help get the team to where it is today. 

If you are interested in getting more involved in the Marketing Team, please:

The next set of team reps in the project will be elected in approximately November 2022. If you are interested in getting involved in marketing WordPress, come and join the next team meeting. 

#learnwp, #marketing-team, #update

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 1 December 2021

Today’s Global Marketing Team meeting will be focused on collaborations and answering any queries on tasks.
Link to the start of the meeting held 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/. Marketing channel.

  1. Welcome
  2. (a) Who is with us (b) New people to the channel (c) Social, fun question
  3. Notes and final additions for the Update
  4. Updates on 5.9
    1. Help us test 5.9 features https://make.wordpress.org/test/2021/11/30/help-test-wordpress-5-9-features/
    2. WordPress 5.9 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 was released and is available for testing. Thanks to everyone who took part with this before and yesterday. https://wordpress.org/news/2021/11/wordpress-5-9-beta-1/ 
    3. A look at WordPress 5.9 https://wordpress.org/news/2021/11/a-look-at-wordpress-5-9/
  5. State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. update – meeting Slack link on the social media information
  6. WordPress Annual Survey – meeting Slack link to the information
  7. People of WordPress update – latest feature
  8. Month in WordPress Newsletter update – GitHub card
  9. Team nominations update and meeting times – Slack link to item
  10. Collaborations (below)

10. a) More collaboration on the contributor ladder

We hope to be able to do some more on this today and have been trying to sort out some tech access issues. Even if we can’t access the board, we will be able to explore some of the questions and chart where some of the cards could go on the board.
If we can not do this in today’s meeting, we will arrange a new date and find a date that works better for more people.
More details – the original post. UPDATE: Nicholas will be adding a new screenshot to the post after the collaboration and some notes. Please do add further comments directly on the post before the meeting on 8 December 2021.

10. b) Learn WordPress social media collaboration task [reminder of this task for asynchronous contribution]

To continue to draft and review social media posts for a direct usage on channels and available to be adapted.

Channels: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Draft posts on the video workshops in the 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/ card (linked below) for these three channels.
  • Mark up items which would benefit from an image or where an image exists which could be sized and used.
  • Include any social media tags following a search on those channels, that could be relevant. The main tag we use is #LearnWP

Resources

The Google document we will be using will be shared in the meeting and has been posted at 13:00 UTC in the channel.

The video workshops to be promoted and any further discussion items for the card (Marketing GitHub).

Links to more on this collaboration and other items for this week will be updated on this post later today for anyone wanting to contribute async. Thanks in advance.

10. c) About page / social media / working with Training, Documentation and CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. on 5.9

We will cover an update on 5.9. From next week, as the About page content is coming together, we will be able to start more work on the draft socials posts and search. More details.

The next catch up on the About Page will be in the Core Slack channel on Friday 3 December 2021, at 19:00 UTC. Link to the beginning of the collaboration in the Make WordPress Core channel.

Props to @webcommsat for work on the agenda and cross-team collaboration, and to @yvettesonneveld, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, and @marybaum for additional contributions.

#marketing-team

#agenda, #learnwp

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting 17 November 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.

Link to the start of the meeting on the Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome, introduction

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

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating 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/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this. 

A reminder to check the draft notes (link to the doc can be found in this slack thread) that are circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to help the team include everyone. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to show where we need extra contributors and how we are having an impact on the work requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes:

B. Notes group recruitment

Contributor opportunity:

  • Would you like to help source the weekly agenda links and information from other teams? It is a great way to get to know what’s happening in the project and this information is also used for a number of marcomms purposes. We collate information in this rolling google doc (link in this slack thread).
  • We will be moving this to one document per meeting to overcome the problems some of our notetakers have had with which section they are updating. 
  • We will continue to keep all the documents in the Marketing Team drive in one subfolder per year so that we can search them easily as the P2 (blog) search doesn’t always return the right results.

Action:

  • Can someone help create the templates? We also need to overcome the problem of having to redo the formatting and links when items are copied to the P2.

C. GitHub

  • We are currently trialing a solution 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 could overcome 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 tech issues some of our contributors have with Google Sheets.
  • There are issues experienced with voice control and speaking browsers, using comments mode, IT experience with spreadsheet amongst contributors, deleting others items/ rows in error, some users finding it hard to have a separate document with instructions/ help and a google sheet, as well as internet tabs for playing any video content, etc. Sometimes the latter is due to bandwidth and hardware issues.
  • Google sheet works better in many ways and it is our predominant tool for things like this. But we had a significant issue with some contributors, including those contributing async, who could not access it.
  • So in the live collaborations during meetings, we have tried to extract items from the spreadsheet into google docs to enable greater involvement and inclusion. This does have a resource implication and operationally, we need to be using a spreadsheet if we can. It also allows better segmenting of items and linking macro updates.

Contributor opportunity:

  • Can someone help with this? Please let us know in the main #marketing slack channel

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

a) Marketing

5. Learn WordPress social media collaboration task

Led by: @webcommsat 

Task: to draft social media posts for direct usage on channels we use and available to be adapted. Channels: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • We continued to draft social media posts for each of the workshops in this Google document (link can be found in this slack thread) for direct usage on social channels (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn). 
  • Also drafted posts on the video workshops in the GitHub card for these three channels.
  • Identified any images that exist that could be resized and used, or which could be created if they would add value.
  • Searched on Google and Twitter etc for suitable tags and search phrases on that topic. The main tag we use is #LearnWP
  • Noted any issues on the workshops (check the ones noted in GitHub)

When we overcome the Google Sheets issue, we will return to using spreadsheets for these collaborations. 

Actions:

  • Please continue to add to the documents asynchronously. The Collaboration and links to the document are here on Slack.
  • If you have expertise in one of the workshop topics that are listed in the GitHub card, feel free to choose that to write social media copy.  
  • If you come across a workshop that is particularly suitable for the WordCamps audience, then please also draft a post for this audience in mind, and tag it for potential @WordCamps channels.
  • We want to make sure we are being inclusive so if you have accessibility issues that cannot be resolved, do let a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. know and they can try and find a way to help.
  • We are currently trialing a solution on GitHub which could overcome the accessibility and Tech issues some of our contributors have with Google Sheets. If you can help with this, please contact @webcommsat or @nalininonstopnewsuk.

6. WordPresss 5.9

  • The About / Help page and text for social media (which will be based on the key sections as they emerge from the main pages) was discussed on Monday in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and there will be a check-in for the next two Mondays at the same time at 19:00 UTC.
  • Useful links on the GitHub Marketing to help those shadowing: About Page components sessions in Core (you can follow the discussions from Monday on the Slack – there are useful links in this GitHub issue.

7. Other Business

  • The Team Rep nominations draft post and questions on whether elections across Make will take place the same time next year and to confirm if reps’ terms will be for a year cycle are with Josepha. Once we get the go-ahead, we will publish. 
  • In the meantime, we continue to encourage people to use the draft as a guide for nominations and timetable. Please do let us know if you’re interested and want to chat about it. We also have an open session after the weekly meeting.
  • Thanks to those who commented and reviewed the social media promotions post. We also help posts like this will support the team rep nominations cycle and encourage contributors to get involved.

8. Diary dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 24 November, 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 On-boarding events.

Help promote WordPress Meetups each week

Did you know contributors in the Marketing team pull together highlights and stories from online WordPress Meetups every week to help keep the community connected and support organizers?

You can discover what is on each week by following social media channels, and take part in promoting these amazing events held across the world. If you have social media experience and can help with the tasks in this area, join or leave a note asynchronously in the Marketing team meetings and we will help you get started. Tasks include:

  • research on the internet
  • checking links and current social media tags for the meetups and prospective audiences
  • maintaining the admin and tools behind this task area, and continuing to make it simpler and easier
  • checking time conversions (we also list events which are for a wider audience in UTC time so others can join in)
  • marketing/ communications support to organizers and responding to requests, working alongside the Community team
  • short stories and identification of potential ‘Contributor Story’ follow-ups too. We had been working on a series on organizers of WordPress Meetups which could possible run on social and newsletters to help encourage others, especially during pandemic. Some of our pre-pandemic 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. marketing support is on hold until the return to in-person events
  • update surveys and follow-up actions

Can I join for a few months or focus solely to this task area?

We have multiple ways you can get involved, so do come and chat to me (@webcommsat – @ abhanonstopnewsuk 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/.), @lmurillom, @yvettesonneveld, and @meher who have been co-ordinating this area. We can also pair you up with an existing contributor, where possible, to get started.

You can join the rota on specific tasks for a couple of months or become part of the main group collaborating on this We have a small task group that work on this area every week and prepare items in advance.

During the last two years, we’ve also enjoyed contribution in this area from many contributors, ranging from those who wanted to learn more about a specific aspect to help their own local WordPress Meetups, to those who had specialist skills and were able to share them directly.

Social media examples

We write social media in such a way that the Meetups themselves can use them and people can reshare the posts or the meetup that is of interest to them with their own networks. With more people taking part, we can do more on this. We have reduced some of the outputs in this area due to the effect of the pandemic and as some of our regular contributors have had more limited time. If you would like to join the team on this, do let us know.

LinkedIn – Make WordPress Marketing Team

Facebook – WordPress Events

Twitter – WordPress Events

Some of this content may also be useful for the monthly Meetup newsletters.

WPDiversity events of interest to Meetup organizers

We work alongside the Community team’s WPDiversity group, and have a handful of members that contribute in both areas. Many of the events run by the group can benefit Meetup organizers and aim to encourage and support both them and potential speakers. The group runs workshops for underrepresented community members and for WordPress event organizers to increase diversity in the project.

You can help promote these events by resharing our social media posts and using our special web links for the event bookings. If you would like to help in drafting the posts, come to one of our weekly meetings on Wednesdays (currently 14:00 UTC) on the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress Slack Instance.

As we get details on the finalized events, they are added to the Rolling Tasks board on the Marketing GitHub. We have moved to a quarterly google doc for working on social media posts as some events series span two months.

We also promote links in the weekly Marketing team agenda and share them and the event link for promotions with the WPDiversity team.

Learn WordPress promotions

We are collaborating with the Training team on workshops, meetup events and more to highlight and introduce all the amazing content on and are coming to this free Learn WordPress resource.

The current Learn WordPress marcomms board, Marketing team.

Recap of the tools we use and collaborate on with Learn WordPress

In the longer term, we will bring together meetup promotions tasks and Learn WordPress events onto the single Rolling Tasks card on the Marketing Team’s 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/. But for now, as team members are learning about GitHub and the ways of logging Learn WordPress items ready for promotion and the lead-in times for marketing queries / drafting are being finalized, we are running three separate tasks boards. This also helps us with discussions on graphics and be in sync with other plans in the Training team.

We also are aware that some of our members have difficulty or access issues using Google Sheets. We are continuing to signpost and help with this, if you can join in, let us know.

Once the Marketing GitHub moves into the main WordPress directory, it may be that we keep the Learn WordPress marcomms board on its own to be able to potentially automate or cross-use from the main LearnWordPress GitHub repository. For background for those new to the tools being used, the Training team also use 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. and spreadsheet trackers, and there are discussions on other tools.

Thanks to @yvettesonneveld, @meher, @lmurillom, and @nalininonstopnewsuk for reviewing this post, and everyone involved in social media research, preparation, editing, posting, and reviewing.

#learnwp, #onlinewpmeetup

Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting, 17 November 2021

Today’s Global Marketing Team meeting will be focused on the ongoing collaboration for social media promotion of Learn WordPress workshops.

After the welcome, a link to last week’s draft notes in the Google document, and any urgent requests for help/ task updates, we will be able to go straight into the collaboration.
We have two tasks already shared in 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/. yesterday relating to:

  • the polyglot newsletter (some of the team will continue to work on this to support the polyglots after the meeting and new people are welcome to come and discover more about polyglot conribution)
  • WPDiversity next event promotion: you can join in this after the main meeting using the links which will be shared in Slack

Learn WordPress social media collaboration task

To draft social media posts for a direct usage on channels we use and available to be adapted.

Channels: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Draft posts on the video workshops in the 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/ card (linked below) for these three channels.
  • Mark up items which would benefit from an image or where an image exists which could be sized and used.
  • Include any social media tags following a search on those channels, that could be relevant. The main tag we use is #LearnWP

Resources

The Google document we will be using will be shared in the meeting and has been posted at 13:00 UTC in the channel.

The video workshops to be promoted and any further discussion items for the card (Marketing GitHub).

Thanks also to @yvettesonneveld @Hauwa Abashiya @Courtney @lmurillom @nalininonstopnewsuk and @meher for contributing to this.

Links to more on this collaboration and other items for this week will be updated on this post later today for anyone wanting to contribute async. Thanks in advance.

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 20 October 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.

Link to the start of the meeting on the Marketing Slack to help with an async contribution.

1. Welcome, introduction

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

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

Thanks to @meher who drafted last week’s notes.

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating 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/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this.

A reminder to check the draft notes (link can be found in this slack thread) 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 help the team include everyone. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to show where we need extra contributors and how we are having an impact on the work requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

  • Would you like to help source the weekly agenda links and information from other teams – these are the links that have potential promotion opportunities or which we have been asked to assist with?
Action:
  • @yvettesonneveld and @meher will share more about this in a moment and you can find out more in our coffee chat too.

C. 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/ 

  • Tasks are moving and being updated on this tool, and you can start following and interacting with them there
  • Thanks to everyone who came to the introductory session to GitHub. 
  • Sessions on how to use this tool and to help those writing the how to material/wiki are being planned.
Action:
  • Let us know if you would like to be involved with the wiki writing we are doing to help contributors.
  • You don’t have to be a developer to get involved. So please volunteer. 
  • Props to @vimes1984, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk for their contribution to GitHub. 
  • We have roles for developers too.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

A. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (including releases, FSE, 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/, Test)

For awareness:

Update via: @yvettesonneveld

C. Design Team

Update via: @annezazu and @chaion07 

  • As the development of the Gutenberg editor progresses, new features are being considered in how they can be intuitive for users and support their workflows.

For further information read this article and share your thoughts.

Action:

Update shared by: @yvettesonneveld and @webcommsat

Action:

E. Training team updates for marcomms

Update shared by: @yvettesonneveld and @webcommsat

Feedbacks or Promotion Request:

5. Collaboration/Discussion

A. Reaching extenders: test PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. changes

  • This collaboration is for ideas to best help extenders make their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHP Test Suites and drafting potential communications/ social copy. The link to the document can be found in this slack thread.
  • @webcommsat mentioned that we have been asked if there is still time to add a comment on this. Yes, please do on page 5-6 of the document.
  • More details about this slack can be read in this slack thread.

B. LearnWP Social Media. 

Updates Shared by: @webcommsat, @azhiyadev, @courane01

  • Today’s focus is on LearnWP Social Media docs and feel free to contribute to this document. 
  • @courane01 workshop creators can use lesson plans as a guide for what content to create in the workshop video. 
  • @courane01 the priority at the moment is to promote the resources. Contributors are welcome to join  #training but a higher priority is creating our workflow to promote what has been published on Learn. 
  • @azhiyadev Prioritized social media messaging for the following steps  

Thank you to everyone who joined the contribution. A big thanks to @courane01 and @azhiyadev for taking all the questions.

Actions / Contributor opportunity: 

  • LearnWordPress social media drafting, Q4.
  • Please do feel free to continue adding in these documents (link in this slack thread) or come back later today / the next few days.

6) Any other Marketing Team Business

Update shared by: @webcommsat

  • People of WordPress – September 2021’s feature on Yordan Soares
  • Contributor opportunities: for both of these tasks. Please let us know and we can show you how to get started. Thanks to the new people who have joined.
  • Please update the GitHub cards if you are working on People of WordPress and social media promotions

7) Dairy Dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 27 Oct 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.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 13 October 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

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. 

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

Thanks to @lmurillom who drafted last week’s notes.

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating 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/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this.

A reminder to check the draft notes (link can be found in this slack thread) 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 help the team include everyone. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to show where we need extra contributors and how we are having an impact on the work requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

  • Would you like to help source the weekly agenda links and information from other teams? It is a great way to get to know what’s happening in the project.
  • You can also join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates.
Action:
  • 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.
  • After every meeting, we now add a link to the Slack meeting at the top of the weekly agenda on the P2 (make Marketing Team blog).

C. 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/ 

Action:
  • Tasks are moving and being updated on this tool, and you can start following and interacting with them there
  • Thanks to everyone who came to the introductory session to GitHub. 
  • Sessions on how to use this tool and to help those writing the how to material/wiki are being planned. The next session will be on 27 October 2021, 17:15 UTC [Apologies, this will be rescheduled in November due to feedback with the clash with school holidays and in the week of changes with daylight saving. A new poll for a replacement date will be shared.]
  • Let us know if you would like to be involved with the wiki writing we are doing to help contributors.
  • You don’t have to be a developer to get involved. So please volunteer. 
  • We have roles for developers too.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

A. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (including releases, FSE, 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/, Test)

Update via: @annezazu, @webcommsat

For awareness:

B. Community

Update via: @harishanker, @EidolonNight

4c) Documentation

  • There is a new workflow for reporting issues, using a GitHub Repository
  • You can get more details in the announcement
  • We hope to do a collaboration session on this with Documentation, in response to requests from new contributors. 
Action:
  • If you are interested in helping set up this collaboration, please let the team know in the main #marketing channel in Slack.

4d) Polyglot-related marketing  

Update via: @erica, @webcommsat

Action:

4e) Training team updates for marcomms

Update via: @azhiyadev

5. Collaboration / Discussion

Facilitators/ support to new contributors: @lmurillom, @vimes1984, @webcommsat, @yvettesonneveld, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @meher

Tasks: Reaching extenders: test PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. changes. Thanks to @vimes1984 @webcommsat and @marybaum for preparing this collaboration. We will be discussing how to best help extenders make their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHP Test Suites and drafting potential communications/ social copy.  

The link to the document can be found in this slack thread.

Information shared by @vimes1984:

  • a “unit test” is what developers use to test there codes in an automated way
  • an “extender” broadly speaking refers to people who extend WordPress functionality by developing plugins / themes
  • to collaborate you need to go to the doc and remove “DELETE THIS TEXT AND FILL IN THIS CELL WITH YOUR IDEA” then put in how you would encourage an extender to unit test OR adopt news standards 
Action:

6) Any other Marketing Team Business

6a) People of WordPress

Action:
  • If anyone else who is an experienced journalist, copywriter or editor would like to be involved in this series, please get in touch with @webcommsat or reply to this thread.

6b) Social Media Promotions ( #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup

Thanks as always for following and sharing. Please engage with: 

Action: 

6c) Yoast 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/.

  • The Marketing and Training teams had a great session at the Yoast Contributor Day focused on Learn WordPress. 
  • Contributors assisted in preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn WordPress, and had a great discussion on the support for SEO planning around the content on Learn WordPress.
  • Thanks to Yoast for hosting and to everyone that participated: @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat, @courane01, @azhiyadev, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @vimes1984, @poena, Lotte Janssen, Amy Lees, Sam Alderson, Sabrina Joest. 
  • Thanks to @azhiyadev for the update and over to @yvettesonneveld for any additional recap and to schedule the follow up on the documents that were started at Yoast Contributor Day.
  • @yvettesonneveld mentioned that Yoast Core team will post a recap article, but if you want to get a feel for the vibe, take a look at this tweet.
  • Next week’s Marketing Team collaboration, 20 October 2021, will continue the social media promotions on Learn WordPress 

6d) Bug Scrub on About page / Help Page

7) Diary dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 20 Oct 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.

#learnwp, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes