Vote for the 2024 MakeWP Global Marketing Team Reps

Voting for the 2024 Marketing Team Representatives is now open through January 9, 2024. After a two-week nomination period, we have confirmed five nominees who are standing for election to three 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. positions. Here’s everything you need to know to cast your informed vote:

2024 MakeWP Marketing Team Rep Election Timeline

  • Wednesday, December 6: Nominations open
  • Tuesday, December 19: Nominations close
  • Wednesday, December 20: Voting begins
  • Tuesday, January 9: Voting closes
  • Wednesday, January 10: New Marketing Team Reps announced
  • Wednesday, January 10 – Monday, January 15: Team Rep onboarding and transition
  • Tuesday, January 16: 2024 Marketing Team Reps begin term

Meet the Candidates

We have five candidates for the position of MakeWP Marketing Team Rep. In order of nomination, here’s a short introduction based on their WordPress profiles.

  1. Meagan Hanes@meaganhanes
    • Contributor: Community, CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds 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. Organizer, Photo, PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Developer, Training, 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. Organizer, WordCamp Speaker
    • WordPress Contributor since 2012
  2. Nyasha Green @ngreennc
    • Contributor: Core, Marketing, Meetup Organizer, Photo, WordCamp Speaker
    • Team member: Marketing, 2023 Interim Marketing Team Rep (appointed July 2023)
    • WordPress Contributor since 2022
  3. Jenni McKinnon@ninianepress
    • Contributor: Documentation, Marketing
    • Team member: Documentation
    • WordPress Contributor since 2012
  4. Bernard Meyer@bernard0omnisend
    • Contributor: Marketing
    • WordPress Contributor since 2023
  5. Kayla Mehojah@kaylaxburns
    • WordPress Contributor since 2023

About the Marketing Team Rep Role

Make WordPress Team Representatives coordinate their respective team efforts and administrative tasks and facilitate the team meetings and activities. Read more about WordPress Team Reps and the Team Rep role.

Marketing Team Rep Responsibilities

The Make WordPress Marketing Team has three Team Reps. The Team Reps share team responsibilities and can divide responsibilities as needed.

Team Communications and Documentation

  • Coordinate team activities and tasks with other Team Reps and Marketing team contributors
  • Ensure Marketing team tasks, meetings, processes, and decisions are documented
  • Ensure marketing work being done on the team and throughout the project is represented at team meetings and reflected on the team’s 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/
  • Communicate and collaborate on behalf of the Marketing team with other contributor teams and project leadership; openly share this process and information with the full Marketing team
  • Ensure meetings, proposals, and decisions are documented on the Marketing team blog
  • Maintain the Marketing blog, including managing posts and contributor input/comments
  • Monitor the team’s GitHub for new, updated, or closed issues
  • Provide quarterly or biannually Marketing team updates to make.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//updates

Team Meetings

  • Facilitate the planning and scheduling process for Marketing team meetings on GitHub
  • Facilitate team meetings, with input and participation from other contributors
  • Maintain the meeting schedules and meeting flow
  • Facilitate “Coffee & Collaboration”, an audio/video based meetup, to work on Marketing team issues
  • Maintain the team calendar and meetings postings on make.wordpress.org/meetings

Task and Team Management

  • Assist with updates to the handbook as needed
  • Facilitate contributor access to GitHub, Marketing documents, etc.
  • Facilitate Marketing Tables at WordCamp Contributor Days, particularly flagship WordCamps
  • Encourage contributors and help direct them to contribution opportunities

About Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) ensures a more accurate representation of preferences, reflecting the intentions of our community. The process will be run via rankedvote.co, which allows for one free election per account. Here’s how it works:

RCV Voting Process

  • Voters provide their name and email address (optional)
  • Voters rank candidates in order of preference.
  • Voters submit their ballot.

Note: An email address is not required to vote.

RCV Ranking Process

  • All ranking is handled by the RCV system.
  • The candidate with the fewest total votes is eliminated first.
  • Votes for the eliminated candidate are then redistributed to the remaining candidates based on the next preference on each voter’s list.
  • This process repeats until the correct number of candidates are selected.
  • Results are tallied by the system.

How to Vote

Follow the instructions below to cast your vote for 2024 Marketing Team Rep. If you have any issues, please leave a comment on this post or message @sereedmedia in the 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. Visit this election link: https://app.rankedvote.co/rv/tobyqhtdhvwl58n3k2/vote
  2. Enter your name and email address.
    • This does not need to be your WordPress user email.
    • Vote records will not be connected the voters or the email addresses provided.
  3. Rank the candidates in order of your preference from 1st Choice to 5th Choice.
  4. Submit your ballot.

Voting will close at 17:00UTC on January 9, 2024. The selected team reps will be announced on or before January 10, 2024.


Thank you to @eidolonnight for reviewing this post.

Important editing note: This post was edited to change voting platforms after initial launch. Thank you to @alexstine for alerting us that the RCV123.org platform was inaccessible to people using screen readers, and for reviewing the rankedvote.co ballot to ensure access.

#election, #team-reps

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, 07 November 2023

Please add any comments on the related Marketing Tasks GitHub issue or in the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

Team News

  • Upcoming WordCamps:
    • 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. Montreal, Quebec, Canada /  8 November
  • Coffee & Collaboration Session: Wednesday, 8 November@ 16:00 UTC

WordPress Publications

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 updates

  • Stats provided by @bmcsherry
    • We had another strong week for WordPress. We are trending up as we get closer to the 6.4 launch around the corner. With solid performances from the WordPress 6.4 pre-launch campaigns (2x) and the Learn campaign, we managed to show some great energy from the community this week. We expect that with the launch of 6.4 coming up, we will again show some really good performances across the week.
    • Here is a look at the numbers for the week:
      • Impressions: 237,625
      • Engagements: 4,985
      • Link clicks: 1,437
      • Engagement Rate: 1.9%

New Issues

  • None today

Open Issues

This is not a list of all issues from the Marketing Team GitHub in Slack. This is a compilation of items that had discussion in Slack during the week.

  • Marketing Team management – 9 open issues
    • No discussion or updates this week.
  • Cross-team collaboration -18 open issues
    • No discussion or updates this week.
  1. Project marketing – 17 open issues
    • Tell WordCamps hosting Contributor Days about the Contribute page/tool #295
      • Comment: this should be easy but somehow it is not. Translation is a factor.
  • People of WordPress – 6 open issues
    • No discussion or updates this week.

Closing Soon

  1. Help create a plan for short form video on Tik Tok #114  AND Develop shortform video content and related copy with Learn Team #187
  2. Add ideas to the WP Campaigns Social Content Brainstorm doc #191
  3. From Blogs to Blocks campaign #220
  4. Share and help collect #WPPhotos stories #238
  5. Celebrating Pride Month and WordPress Diversity #240
  6. Familiarize yourself with the WordPress Brand Writing Style Guide #241

Recently Closed

  1. None

Open Floor

  • Post time-change, should we keep the #marketing meeting at 15:00 UTC? What other contributors are affected by the time change?
  • We need to start 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. elections for 2024. Please let the current team reps know if you have interest in the role.

Next Steps

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, Jan 24, 2023

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. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel on Slack start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live or for its full duration. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card on 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/ tasks board. This is the main project tracking area for the team. 
  • Meeting notes: @abidhasan112
  • 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 to add a comment or update to a relevant card/ ticket.

2. Marketing Team News

2a. New Team Reps

3) Marketing project and task updates

3a. Open GitHub issues

From last meeting’s open floor:

Open Marketing GitHub cards:

Closing soon:

3b. 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 updates

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 if you would like to help craft content.

WordPress had a successful week this past week as we scored the highest amount of net-new followers for WordPress ever in a weekly period. With 1,946 new followers (a 6.9% increase over last week), we passed our September high when WordCamp US was running. Considering we didn’t have any major events this week (SOTW, WordCamp US/Asia/Europe) this is a milestone week for us. Impressions increased and while engagements are down, that can be attributed to a couple of campaigns that were more announcement only posts with no CTAs asking for direct clicks to the website. Instagram continues its meteoric rise with new followers again adding another 508 followers alone.

Part of the overall performance came from the WP News post on “Why WordPress” and WPDiversity. These 2 campaigns ended up in the top 3 for the week respectively. The WP News post actually ended up with 2 posts in the top 3.

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

Impressions: 223,720

Engagements: 3,869

Link clicks: 1,067

Engagement Rate: 1.6%

3c. Contributor events update

  • 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 in 2023 which are likely to have a marketing table?

3d. Make WordPress Publications Roundup

The January 2023 edition of The Month in WordPress will be finalized on February 3:

#WPPhotos: @Reyes Martinez has shared this brief questionnaire to help gather some photo stories for social media. She will coordinate and collaborate with those who expressed interest to circulate it and encourage people to share any stories behind their photo contributions. The GitHub card is: WordPress Photo Directory Social Media Campaign – #WPPhotos  #80 (comment), but there will probably be a dedicated card opened soon. 

People of WordPress: Updates will be added to the respective GitHub card: 104, 133, 156, 146

4. Open floor

@courane01 said: Training team is considering how we assess content on LearnWP that needs to be created or revised with a release.

Specifically, I think about how Learn is featured on every release About page that marketing helps to organize.

The work #marketing #docs and #training have done together on releases is really fantastic, so we welcome your feedback there

ALSO: Cross-team collaboration opportunity during WC Asia

Last week I shared that Training is starting to create a needs analysis.

If you’d like to collaborate together, share some feedback on this post:

@eidolonnight said: Big thanks to the new team reps organizing our weekly meetings. @robinwpdeveloper @sereedmedia @santanainniss Great job! 

5. Next Steps

Next week’s meeting will be on January 31, 2023, at 15:00 UTC (Github card link).

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, September 28, 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: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  2. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: In the spirit of WordPress Translation Day, what is your favorite language, and do you watch films in other languages? Read the replies from contributors on Slack.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

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. We will be adding screenshots to help contributors less familiar with updating the blog site.

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.

Team notes from 21 September 2022 — props to @santanainniss for drafting and @nalininonstopnewsuk 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.

05 October 2022@adeebmalik
12 October 2022@Robin
19 October 2022 – (update) @kawserz

Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are seeking contributors to volunteer to open the virtual 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 volunteer. Free versions of Zoom and Google Meet can be used, you do not need to have a pro account.

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update from @eidolonnight

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.

Also, if you’re a member of the WordPress Github organization and have 2 Factor Authentication disabled, please enable it on your GitHub account, as it will soon be required. You can enable it here: https://github.com/settings/security

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

A reminder from @eidolonnight, you can find details for helping share and amplify WordPress news on social media in the WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7). 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. You can post in this thread and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of that GitHub issue.

We had several great ideas come in from new contributors at 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/., 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. US (WCUS). Read our brainstorm document for more info: WCUS Social Content Brainstorm

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

@dansoschin subbed in for WordPress 6.1 Marketing & Communications Lead, @jpantani, for 6.1 release updates. Dan noted WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 shipped on 27 September 2022 and is now available. He will be sharing links in the #marketing channel to start work on the About Page later in the week. (More on this later in the notes)

4c. Contributor events update

  • WordCamp Asia’s Contributor Day is 17 February 2023. If you will be at Contributor Day and involved in the marketing table please add to GitHub ticket #108.
    • For anyone who would like to act as table leads, the table leads from WCEU and WCUS can certainly help.
  • @nalininonstopnewsuk inquired if anyone knows 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:  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 this GitHub card #109 by Friday, 30 September 2022. Note that this edition could go out on 10 October 2022.
    • @rmartinezduque will keep us informed on her progress and the final publication date. 
  • Annual WordPress Meetup 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). The deadline has been set as October 15, 2022.
  • People of WordPress: Copy editing for the current edition is in progress, there is a delay due to the geographic situation in the country of the person to be featured. This is likely to be published in a few days.

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 you sent and the place it represents, please feel free to reach out to @rmartinezduque on the #marketing or @photos channel on the Make WordPress Slack.

These are some examples of photo stories shared on Twitter as part of the #WPPhotos campaign. These were also shared across other WordPress.org social platforms:

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday October 6, 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

Suggestions for social media posts: @amitpatelmd has some ideas/suggestions for social media posts, specifically around hashtags that may be relevant to WordPress topics and their various audiences. He sees great content being published—both on the WordPress.org official account and posts shared by community members—and wants to help extend the reach of this content to audiences via organic content SEO as opposed to only relying on promoted ads. Amit will draft some bullet points for Marketing’s review and discussion.

@eidolonnight asked Amit to share his ideas/suggestions in the WordPress Social Media Amplification card (GitHub card #7) to help ensure these ideas/suggestions don’t get lost and so that contributors get the credit they deserve.

Next meeting

Join the GitHub card #116 for next week’s meeting on 5 October 2022 at 15:00 UTC in the Marketing Team channel on the WordPress Slack.

Post meeting

  • @dansoschin shared the draft to WordPress 6.1 About Page and welcomes edits. A few notes:
    • Many thanks to @annezazu for her work in the exploration of 6.1 and for seeding a lot of the copy.
    • The About Page is not seen by all WordPress users. It’s seen by users after they have upgraded and if they have access to the dashboard. More promotional content/copy about features/benefits will go into the news release that will be created in a few weeks.
    • This doc is a starter, so it is not meant to be complete. If you worked on something that is compelling enough to be included, please add it even if you are not comfortable with writing copy, as the team can help refine it for you. The same for features. If you feel another feature should be included, please add it. 
    • Please track any changes using the Suggest Edit mode. 
    • Major edits will close on 06 October 2022.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Marketing meeting, June 22, 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.

Start of June 22, 2022 meeting in the #marketing channel of the Make WordPress Slack.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to the 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/ 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 and those new or rejoining the channel this last week can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week. This month, there are some themed celebration days highlighting the variety of fruit and vegetables and their goodness. Do you have a recipe which combines together the goodness of both? – View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes, volunteers and coffee break facilitators

Thanks to @ugyensupport for last week’s notes. Each week the meetings have 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/ card where you can add suggestions for the agenda and add a link to a task card where you are adding any asynchronous updates if you are unable to attend the meeting live.

22 June 2022 –  @webcommsat
29 June 2022 –  @rmartinezduque
6 July 2022 –  any takers?

Could you volunteer to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Currently, we need volunteers for 30 June 2022. Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Marketing project and task updates

The main Marketing Team task board is available on GitHub. This is where we log Marketing Team and cross-team activities. Anyone can comment on a card, you just need a GitHub account.

4a. Forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

@eidolonnight: We continue to support efforts to share the latest 6.0 release and new features across social media. Look for posts with the ‘#WordPress’ tag highlighting the release and new features, like this recent Twitter post.

@dansoschin:

  • no date yet set for 6.0.1 (the next release – a minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. consisting of patches/fixes). Follow progress on 6.0.1 in core
  • 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. is 6.1 and there have been some bug scrubs scheduled. No date yet on 6.1, but that will not be for a few months
  • some initial planning for 6.1 you can review for addition roadmap insight. Follow the 6.1 tag for additional details
  • 6.0 release content (organized by Lauren) continues to perform quite well. So even a few weeks out from the official release, we continue to see strong interest
  • asked for contributors in this and other teams/channels to retweet/share those posts to help spread the word and amplify the release. It introduces some wonderful content/editor/publishing tools, as well as improvements in performance, 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 site building flow.

4b. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

4c. Contributor events update

We have an open discussion about sharing 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. updates on social media over on Discussion: Promoting WordCamps with the official WordPress social accounts. Please comment on that post with your thoughts, especially if you have helped organize WordCamps in the past. 

@nalininonstopnewsuk suggested contributors could also promote the discussion with WordCamps in their area? @eidolonnight agreed this was a good idea.

4d. Social media status

GitHub issue detailing how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. It has a list of the primary WordPress social accounts.

@bjmcsherry: last week’s social media stats and insights.

  • overall, we continue seeing strong results from the WP6.0 release on social media for .Org
  • some excellent performances, but the biggest performances again came from our WP6.0 and photo Directory campaigns
  • extremely high engagement and dialogue again with our followers
  • earned just under 1,000 new followers (932), for a total of 2,043,026, across all of our channels, with many campaigns scoring high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week
  • Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:
    • Impressions: 1,054,754
    • Engagements: 4,790
    • Link clicks: 887
    • Messages received: 25
  • @dansoschin: suggested to follow the #announcements channel to find all the WordPress tweets to share and like.

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

  • Next Coffee break will be Thursday 30 June 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, and needs a facilitator. This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests from other teams. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.
  • Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
  • Important dates can be added to this Forthcoming Diary Dates post. If anyone would like to help keep the forthcoming diary dates post up to date, please let me know. Thanks to @webcommsat for updating it last week.

GitHub card for next week’s Marketing Team meeting on 29 June 2022.

6. Open Floor

  • Learn WordPress survey tools – GDPR enquiry. Discussion thread from @hauwa in the Marketing channel on Slack. @dansoschin to tweet the Learn WP survey this weekend. Please retweet.

#marketing-team, #wolfram-embeds-support

Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting, June 1, 2022

The meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of 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/. at June 1, 2022 15:00 UTC. As it is a global project, asynchronous contribution is welcome.
The GitHub card relating to this week’s meetings planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notes from May 25, 2022
    a. Volunteer call for notetakers and for our bi-weekly coffee break
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    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/
    a. Documentation Sprint
    b. WordPress Release and FSE
    c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates
    d. Contributor Events updates
    e. Social media status
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    a. Next week’s meeting and planning – GitHub card for June 8, 2022
    b. Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    c. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting, May 18, 2022

The meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of 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/. at May 18, 2022 15:00 UTC. As it is a global project, asynchronous contribution is welcome.
The GitHub card relating to this week’s meetings planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notes from May 11, 2022
    a. Volunteer call for notetakers and for our bi-weekly coffee break
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    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/ links
    b. Documentation Sprint
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates
    d. Contributor Events updates
    e. Social media status
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    a. Next week’s meeting and planning – GitHub card for May 25, 2022
    b. Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    c. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

#agenda, #marketing-team

Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting, May 4, 2022

The meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of 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/. at May 4, 2022 15:00 UTC. As it is a global project, asynchronous contribution is welcome.
The GitHub card relating to this week’s meetings planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notes from April 27, 2022
    a. Volunteer call for notetakers and for our bi-weekly coffee break
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    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/ links
    b. Documentation Sprints
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates
    d. Social media updates
    e. Contributor Events updates – 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, others
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    a. Next week’s meeting and planning – GitHub card for May 11, 2022
    b. Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    c. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

#agenda, #marketing-team

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, April 27, 2022

The meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of 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/. at April 27, 2022 15:00 UTC. As it is a global project, asynchronous contribution is welcome.
The GitHub card relating to this week’s meetings planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notes from the Last Meeting on April 20, 2022
    a. Volunteer call for notetakers and for our bi-weekly coffee break.
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    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/ links
    b. Documentation Sprints
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates
    #GrowYourWP campaign – GitHub card updates
    – Month in WordPress
    – anything else?
    d. WPDiversity – awareness items
    e. Social media updates – @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry
    f. Contributor Events updates – 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, any others?
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    a. Next week’s meeting and planning – GitHub card for May 4, 2022
    b. Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    c. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor

#agenda, #marketing-team

Grow Your Story on WordPress

Big Ideas generate more big ideas!

It’s been a moment since we’ve run a campaign like #ILoveWP and #IContribute, so as the days lengthen on the top half of the planet it seemed like a good time for growth and regeneration. With that in mind, I’ve been thinking about fresh ways on how the Marketing team can connect and engage with the WordPress community in hopes of embarking on a multi-faceted marketing effort with all of you to inspire, enrich, and interact with our audiences.

In the 2021 State of the Word, Matt asked us “how has WordPress helped grow your story?” So as the CMS of choice driving 43% of the web, we know WordPress enables thousands to pursue their passions, from creating a hobby blog and building up small businesses, to powering e-commerce stores and large enterprise sites. With WordPress touching so many lives it seemed natural to ask again.

Welcome to the Grow Your Story initiative!

To build on that, I’d like to go on an inspirational journey with you driven by our purpose: to democratize publishing for all. This will hopefully complement the excellent, in-depth work of HeroPress by providing additional opportunities for those willing to share their stories in perhaps just a few hundred characters.

We would love to explore with you the endless possibilities of ways people have published thanks to the platform and also invite new users to contribute or adopt WordPress because everyone has a story to tell — whether through building a site or contributing to the open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project itself — and every story is unique, remarkable, and meaningful.

Let’s spread the word with folks from across the community to ask them to share their experiences with WordPress. Please share this post across social media and help in these efforts. Together, hopefully, the small pieces of our shared experiences will help us to bring more people in to learn the full WordPress story.

So we want to hear from you! How has WordPress impacted your life? How has WordPress helped you grow your business, store, or blog? Please share with us the difference that WordPress has made in your life. 

We welcome all stories and want to amplify your incredible journey, and help you continue to “grow your story.”  #GrowYourStoryWP

Huge props to the people who helped make this post possible from ideation to launch: @anjanavasan, @rmartinezduque, @lmurillom, @eidolonnight, @topher1kenobe, @cbringmann, and @chanthaboune. This wouldn’t be possible without your help!


For any additional information please contact Jonathan Pantani 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/.: @jpantani

#brand-awareness, #marketing