Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 11 May 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: “Where is your favorite place to walk and is it somewhere that inspires your creativity?” View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

You can find a link to the notes from the last meeting on 4 May 2022, thank you @yashwardhanrana

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. Please note the guidelines for Notetaking are being updated in the Marketing Team Handbook.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 for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked below.
Please message @nalininonstopnewsuk in the channel if you are unsure how to add comments to the GitHub card. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week.

18 May 2022 – @vimes1984

25 May 2022@majaloncar

1 June 2022 – Any takers?

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! Thank you to @megphillips91 for opening last week’s coffee break.

4. Marketing project and task updates

4a. GitHub links

Update via: @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • You can find the Marketing Team task board on GitHub.
  • The Marketing Team’s GitHub board has been designed to be viewable by anyone. This board now sits underneath the main WordPress organizational area of GitHub. 
  • To discover more about the workflow, how to participate and how to add comments or requests, please follow the instructions in the Slack thread. If you don’t have a GitHub account yet, or are new and need specific help, let @nalininonstopnewsuk know by replying in the thread.
  • Thank you @webcommsat, @meher@vimes1984, @marks99, the other team reps (Nicholas, Larissa and Nalini) and others who are supporting GitHub and providing help and testing when needed. 
  • Following an suggestion from @eidolonnight we are adding a new label for the meetings in the team to GitHub: ‘Meetings-prep’. This will mean you can filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. cards based on this label and contribute to the weekly planning and updates.

4b. Forthcoming WordPress Releases and FSE

Update via: @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

4c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates

Update via: @lmurillom

Slack thread link

  • Month in WordPress for April 2022 is out! The past month saw a lot of preparation work for WordPress 6.0, due for release on 24 May 2022. This 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. brings exciting improvements – read it to find out more about them as well as the latest happenings in the WordPress project, including #WCEU, the latest FSE Call for Testing, Team Updates, and more. Please share!
  • People of WordPress photo-editing guide – update from @webcommsat@meher and  @megphillips91 – photos are being followed up for the next few editions. A session is being planned potentially for next week to work out some of the practical steps needed for photo editors based on reviewing recent photos and the editing that has been needed.

4d. Contributor Events updates: Yoast WordPress 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/. (May 13th) and WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe (June 2nd)

Update via: @yvettesonneveld

Slack thread link

  • Last week, @jpantani shared some ideas for tasks that could be worked on during Contributor Day.
  • There is an open call (GitHub card) for brainstorming ideas that can be used to help generate contributor interest in marketing for WordPress. Please leave your idea on the GitHub card or reply in the thread, and also leave a comment there if you plan to attend WCEU Contributor Day!
  • @yvettesonneveld and @jpantani met last week to discuss ideas and will be adding updates to the GitHub card.

Other contributor events

  • Contributor Day 13 May 2022 – hosted by Yoast · Issue #25 · WordPress/Marketing-Team (github.com). Yoast will be hosting a Contributor Day this Friday 13 May, and has collaborated with members of the marketing team to define the tasks and projects to be worked on.
  • Does anyone know of any other contributor events coming up at WordCamps or MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. groups?

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday 19 May 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, facilitated by @jpantani. 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

It looks like there are no more updates, so we can close the meeting and continue to discuss individual items in their respective threads asynchronously.

A reminder you can get involved with the next meeting planning on this GitHub card for the meeting on 18 May 2022.

Thank you to @yvettesonneveld and @webcommsat for helping today too, and to my colleague 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. @lmurillom.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 4 May 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: “Share what smell you find the most soothing or relaxing, and why?” View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Thank you to @ugyensupport for drafting April 27, 2022 notes.

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 by 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. Marketing project and task 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.

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.

4b. Forthcoming WordPress Releases and FSE

Updates via @webcommsat

Slack Thread Link

The project is working towards the next release, 6.0. For awareness, some updates from coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and docs:

  • The latest round of the FSE Call of Testing is under way, please amplify!
  • Social posts are available on the WordPress.org accounts, please share these.
  • This week we have had both Beta 4 and the first Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. (RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge.). Please help test the RC. There are instructions in the post
  • @marybaum and @webcommsat are collecting information on what additional information will be useful to help non-developers take part in this testing. Please share it in the thread.
  • The Field Guide for 6.0 is now available and more dev notes will be added to this. If you are excited about a particular feature, and are interested in helping with end-user documentation or Learn WordPress resources, please add your details to the thread.

4c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

  • People of WordPress April 2022 is out! The featured WordPresser is @meher, who as you may know is a part of the Marketing Team and a previous 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.. Please read, and share!
  • Opportunities for photo editors and updaters are available for the next three editions of People of WordPress – please contact @webcommsat and @MegPhillips91 who are working on a photo guide. Existing photos for these editions will be added to GitHub shortly to help photo editors get started.
  • #GrowYourWP campaign – There are no major updates this week, but we have a call-to-action for our awesome Make WordPress Marketing team contributors: please share your own stories! Thanks to @jpantani.
  • The next Month in WordPress should be published on Thursday 5 May, 2022. Thanks to @rmartinezduque for sharing a link to the draft.

4d. Social media status

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

  • 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.
  • This week, @sippis has asked for help spreading the word about 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 (2-4 June 2022). Please take a moment to share this update on WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each.Link to Tweet

Updates by @bjmcsherry

Our audience across all networks grew by 369 followers (net – i.e. minus unfollows) last week. That brings our total audience to 2,038,089 followers.

We had good engagement overall with many of our campaigns including the ‘WordPress 6.0 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. 3′ and ‘WordPress 6.0 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)’ news posts, and ‘WP 5.9 Pinterest embeds’ posts in some of our best examples throughout the week. Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:

  • Impressions: 1,322,188
  • Engagements: 5,283
  • Link clicks: 1,571
  • Messages received: 34

4e. Contributor Events updates WordCamp Europe

Update from @jpantani

Slack Thread Link

  • There is some individual and collaborative work that needs to be done in advance of WCEU.
  • There is an open call (GitHub card) for brainstorming ideas that can be used to help generate contributor interest in marketing for WordPress. Please leave your idea on the GitHub card or reply in the thread.
  • Please, reply in the thread or on the GitHub card above if you plan to attend WCEU Contributor Day!

5. Diary Dates – upcoming events and meetings

Slack Thread Link

Our next Coffee break will be on 5 May 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, facilitated by @megphillips91. 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.

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 11 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.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

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.


#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 20 April 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: participants (Slack Thread for those who signed-in)
  2. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: “What is your favorite board-based game and what was the most useful thing you have learnt from playing it?” See participant responses via this Slack thread (link).

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) Newsletters, Campaigns and Events

 Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

4b) Social media status

 Updates via @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry

Slack Thread Link

  • We continue to ask that new contributors help with: WordPress.org Social Media Amplification.  
  • Thanks to @bjmcsherry for updating StatsPerformance: Our audience across all networks grew by 693 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,037,458 followers.
    We saw excellent engagement overall with many of our campaigns including the ‘WordPress 6.0 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′ announcement, and ‘Openverse’ posts in some of our best examples throughout the week.
    • Impressions: 1,565,550
    • Engagements:  7,145
    • Link clicks: 2,206
    • Messages received: 27

4c) GitHub Updates and Links

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • The central GitHub repository and task board is at this link: Marketing Tasks GitHub board
  • If any of our new or existing contributors have specific help requests which are not currently logged on the spreadsheet, please do add them and your GitHub ID so someone can try and help you.
  • Please note, if a Newsletter, Notes etc are published, please add the link to the GitHub card as a status update, and who has been involved. Then the card can be closed by the Team Reps.
  • You can add suggestions/ input into next week’s meeting and activity on its GitHub card

4d) Contributor events updates

Slack Thread Link

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk: nothing new received in.

5) Diary dates

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

6) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 27 April 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.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 13 April 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: 14 participants can be viewed via this (Slack Thread with WordPress IDs)
  2. Social question of the week: “What is your favorite material to use in your work or hobby, and why do you like it? This could be a particular wood, textile, pen, tool or more.” See participant responses via this Slack thread (link).

3. Notes from the Last Meeting

  • Thank you to @ugyensupport for drafting last week’s notes. Please let us know if there are any adjustments needed.
  • 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

4a. Newsletters, Campaigns and Events

  • Newsletters: This month’s edition of the 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 will be written by Cate from the Community Team to assist @anjanavasan. @mysweetcate advised that Community will now be doing this newsletter and the input required from marketing contributors will be for content suggestions for each edition. Cate confirmed the newsletter will no longer be edited / reviewed in Marketing but be done in Community. Other ideas are being explored for marketing input. Slack thread
  • Content audit: @anjanavasan has been working on a content audit of WordPress.org and identifying priorities for improvements, both in terms of content and SEO. She will share her findings soon, and is hoping to get some involvement from anyone who’s interested in being part of this project.
  • People of WordPress: Update from @webcommsat: April’s edition is well underway. Contributors include @lmurillom, @anjanavasan, @megphillips91 and others. If you have volunteered and not sent an update recently, can you please share this by next Friday. Thank you to the new volunteers too. Thanks too to @megphillips91, @marybaum, and @meher who have been looking at image templates.
  • #GrowYourStory campaign: Slack thread. @jpantani has added in a status update in the GitHub card for Grow Your Story. With the new post being published, he said they will begin pointing to it from all social media posts supporting the campaign beginning the week of 11 April 2022. Currently, one post per week is sent out on the 4 major social platforms for WordPress.org.
    • A few ways you can contribute:
      • Subscribe, follow, and like the posts on Social
      • Repost and share the posts
      • Post and share your own posts and link to the Make Marketing Grow Your Story Blog Post
      • Add and share your story on via the form from the Blog post
      • We will like to share those stories on social as well!
  • WP Briefing: There is an ongoing call for topic ideas for WP Briefing podcast. Add your ideas to the discussion on GitHub or reply in the Slack thread and tag @santanainniss

4b. Social media status

Update via: @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry – 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.

Our audience across all networks grew by 774 followers (Net – Ie. minus unfollows) last week. That brings our total audience to 2,036,574 followers.
Overall numbers look like this:

  • Impressions: 1,873,948
  • Engagements: 5,360
  • Link clicks: 1,458
  • Messages received: 35

4c. GitHub Updates and Links

Update via @nalininonstopnewsuk: You can find our central GitHub repository and task board at this link: Marketing Tasks GitHub board.
Please note, if a Newsletter, Notes etc are published, please add the link to the GitHub card as a status update, and who has been involved. Then the card can be closed by the Team Reps.

4d. Contributor events updates

No further updates on WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe 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/. this week.

If you are going to or aware of any other WordCamp Contributor Days, share them in our weekly meetings or on the GitHub planning ticket.

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday 21 April 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, facilitated by @santanainniss. 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.

To volunteer to help facilitate a coffee break, check out the GitHub card.

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

6. Open floor

Slack Link

  • @webcommsat shared some updates from CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., including a recap of the walkthrough of 6.0 and the release post, opportunities to participate in testing 6.0 and FSE, and the bug scrub continuing with the About / Help page component.
  • Reminder that you do not have to be a Developer to contribute to Core, often it is just seeing if you can replicate an issue someone has reported or help explain it.

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 20 April 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the  #marketing channel on Slack. You can contribute to ideas/ suggestions and add updates asynchronously on the GitHub card associated with the meeting on 20 April 2022.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 6 April 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: 13 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

4a) Walkthrough of the next major WordPress release 6.0

Slack Thread Link

  • The walkthrough took place on Tuesday this week.
  • @dansoschin is writing a recap post on the Make WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blog.

4b) Newsletters, Campaigns and Events

 Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • Month in WordPress has been published. Thanks to everyone who gave their input for this edition.
  • Update from @jpantani: the #GrowYourStory campaign has been launched! Let’s help these efforts by sharing this post across social media, and follow the hashtag across all social channels. He confirmed this was the way for marketing members to contribute at the moment.
  • We are excited to share the latest People of WordPress, profiling product manager and web developer @juanfra. Thank you to all the contributors involved in this piece during the last year or so (you can see their names at the end of the story) and to Juan. 
  • The April edition is being worked on
  • Props to @webcommsat and @cbringmann who both spend a lot of time on the People of WordPress series together.
  • There is an ongoing call for topic ideas for WP Briefing podcast. Add your ideas to the discussion on GitHub or reply in the Slack thread and tag @santanainniss

4c) Social media status

 Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

  • We continue to ask that new contributors help with: WordPress.org Social Media Amplification.  
  • Thanks to @bjmcsherry for updating StatsPerformance: Our audience across all networks grew by 628 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,036,078 followers.
    • Impressions: 1,231,000
    • Engagements: 4,727
    • Link clicks: 1,179
    • Messages received: 22

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 and Links

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • The central GitHub repository and task board is at this link: Marketing Tasks GitHub board
  • If any of our new or existing contributors have specific help requests which are not currently logged on the spreadsheet, please do add them and your GitHub ID so someone can try and help you.
  • @webcommsat updated on:
    • have updated all the About descriptions for the old repos that have been migrated, so anyone viewing the Repos under WordPress can see that these are older versions and where to go for the current repo. Once a final check is done on migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. for those old repos, they will be archived by @vimes1984 and @meher
    • answered the questions on GitHub with the examples posted in the Month in WordPress macro card. She suggests these are added to the wiki with the other information to help users.

4e) Contributor events updates

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

5) Diary dates

Updates via @eidolonnight

  • Coffee break on Thursday 7 April 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC will be facilitated by @megphillips91. 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.
    • If you have difficulties or a need to embed our calendar into other tools, please share this and we will try to help. 
  • Upcoming Diary Dates are in the Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link

  • @nalininonstopnewsuk invited anyone interested to get involved with the next meeting planning by commenting on this GitHub card:  meeting on 13 April 2022.
  • @rmartinezduque is helping to promote and coordinate the efforts for the Photo Directory campaigns on social. You can learn more about the current campaigns in this previous update and link. They are exploring the idea of sharing stories behind some of the contributed photos to raise awareness about the project. If you have contributed any photos to the directory and would like to share a brief story about it for social media, please feel feel to reach out to @rmartinezduque!

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 13 April 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.


#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team, 30 March 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 the Slack thread. This will help you join in the discussions and to get help 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. 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 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 is your favorite sport to watch or play? Do you have an analogy from this sport to marketing and communications?” You can add your response and read what other participants shared via this Slack thread (link). 

3. Notes from The Last Meeting

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

4. Projects and Task Updates

4a)  Social media status

Updates via @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry

Slack Thread Link 

  • Performance: Our audience across all networks grew by 640 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,035,649 followers.
    • Impressions: 1,249,133
    • Engagements: 6,899
    • Link clicks: 1,364
    • Messages received: 32

We have an open task for those who would like to help grow our social presence: WordPress Social Media Amplification

4b) 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 

  • The team’s new GitHub main marketing board is ready for adding campaigns, now conveniently in one central location.
  • We encourage all who can to get involved. As long as you have a GitHub account, you should be able to add comments to cards on this board as well as take part in meeting planning in the weekly Marketing meeting discussion
    • i) 6.0 Updates relevant to marketing are available in this thread
    • ii) Status Review of GitHub cards in this Slack thread
    • iii) Updates on contributor events and resources related cards were made in this thread

4c) Updates/News on Contributor Events 

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link 

If you know of a forthcoming contributor event, please add to the thread when you can. 

4d) Newsletters

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • Highlight: the next edition of The Month in WordPress is coming out next week

5) Important Dates

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

  • Our next Coffee break will be Thursday 7 April 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC and facilitated by @MegPhillips91. 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.
    • If you have difficulties or a need to embed our calendar into other tools, please share this and we will try to help. 
  • Important upcoming dates are in this dedicated post.

6) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link 

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 6 April 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the Make WordPress #marketing channel on Slack. To contribute to the next meeting’s agenda join in the discussion on GitHub.

#learnwp, #wpdiversity

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team – 23 March 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 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 the 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. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack link. 

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 is the most unusual type of cake you have made or enjoyed?” 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. Thanks @bjmcsherry.

@jpantani volunteered to take notes for the 30 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!

  • 30 March 2022 – @jpantani
  • 6 April 2022 – @ugyensupport
  • 13 April 2022 – @bjmcsherry
  • 20 April 2022 – TBD

There was a call for volunteers for coffee break facilitators to help with the coffee breaks for the team:

More information about the coffee breaks can be found on this GitHub card, where you can share any questions or recommendations.

4. Projects Updates

4a) Newsletters and events updates

View the thread on Slack.

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk: Polyglots Monthly Newsletter: March 2022 – Translate WordPress has been published. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this month’s newsletter – their names are at the bottom of the post.

4b) Social media status

View the thread on Slack.

Updates from @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry:

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

Performance stats: Our audience across all networks grew by 670 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,035,078 followers. We saw good engagement with several different posts: WPDiversity, Photo Directory, and Openverse in some of our best examples.

  • Impressions: 1,365,185
  • Engagements: 4,639
  • Link clicks: 1,023
  • Messages received: 29

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

View the thread on Slack.

Updates from @nalininonstopnewsuk:

Note-taking process: In order to make the notes process easier, we are asking note-takers to post their drafts directly in the Make Marketing blog (you can contact 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. for access). The handbook will be updated with this new process in a few days. If you have an accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) need and would like to still use Google Docs, please let one of the team reps know. We will help you with this.

GitHub card for weekly meetings: After testing, we will now be using one single card for all things related to the weekly meetings, from planning, discussions, and note-taking. Thank you to everyone who helped test. From next week, you will be able to add your comments to a card for each meeting date directly on the Marketing tasks board.

Thank you to the new volunteers to work on documentation for GitHub. We will organize a doodle poll for a collaboration session next week as we have not been able to find a time slot. You can still volunteer.

4d) 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/. events – 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

View the thread on Slack.

Updates regarding attendance and volunteers:

  • @jpantani confirmed he will be able to help with the Marketing table at WordCamp Europe Contributor Day.
  • @webcommsat suggested that it might be useful to have a group of volunteers as the tables can be busy throughout the day, and in the last in-person event there were three tables. @jpantani to chat with @webcommsat about the event.

4e) Updates on any other WordPress events

View the thread on Slack.

  • @nalininonstopnewsuk: We have a request from Chirag Patel and Ronak Ganatra (link on Slack) for a contributor event running company-wide at Multidots, on 31 March 2022. GitHub card for this event.
  • WordCamp Vienna may have a Contributor Day on 24 April 2022. GitHub card set up ready to support requests from the camp. In addition to supporting potentially an in-person event, the team has previously provided support by making sure we have people available in the channel.
  • @yvettesonneveld: Another Yoast Contributor Day is planned for 13 May 2022. Updates will be added to this GitHub card.
  • Thank you to @webcommsat for setting up the GitHub cards and the support to the team for GitHub.

5. Diary Dates – Upcoming Events and Meetings

View the thread on Slack.

6. Open Floor

View the thread on Slack.

  • @webcommsat asked to highlight bug scrubs for 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., WordPress 6.0. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of their background, or just watch to learn. There are scrubs in different timezones and some components have regular bug scrubs too. More information can be found in the bug scrubs for 6.0 post.
  • Suggestion by @webcommsat to use a few example tickets to help contributors in marketing or #training to be able to get involved with tickets or be able to see the journey of a ticket from its initial report. For some actions on a ticket, a contributor would not need to be a developer or very familiar with TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.. They may just need to check if they face the same issue when using the latest version of WordPress. More discussion on this is planned with coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., training, and documentation.

The next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 15:00 UTC in the Make WordPress #marketing channel on Slack. You can add suggestions for the planning and any async updates to the meeting card on GitHub.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team – 16 March 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 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

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes, #wptranslationday

Notes: Global Marketing Team – March 9, 2022

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 you can add your updates there.

2a. Attendance Thread

Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed via this (Slack Thread with WordPress IDs)

2b. Social Question

What is your favorite hobby or pastime? Please share why you would encourage someone else to try it too. View participant responses via this Slack 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 Slack link. Thank you @bjmcsherry.

Thank you to our note-taking volunteers for the next few weeks.

There was a call for volunteers for Coffee Break facilitator (March 24, 2022) and note-taker (March 30, 2022) 

  • @anjanavasan Volunteered to facilitate the Coffee Break on March 24, 2022
  • @jpantani Volunteered as note-taker for March 30, 2022 
  • @ugyensupport Volunteered as note-taker April 5, 2022

4a. The Month in WordPress

View the thread at this Slack link.

Month in WordPress is out! It covers the 6.0 release date, Team Updates, and more. Please read and share.

4b. Social Media Update

View the thread via this Slack link.

  • Active campaigns
  • We again saw a slower week with the pause on social media during the majority of the previous week as we continued to focus on listening to the people and the major current conflicts occurring in Ukraine rather than promoting content. We did see slight activity with WordPress News and auto-posted content along with near the end of the week (Friday) where we published the WP Briefing Podcast.

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

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  • The People of WordPress and Showcase series should move to the WordPress organization this week (depending on wider issues). This means the cards will be able to be linked on the main board, with a tag so they can be searched for the relevant series.
  • Particular questions 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/. related to how to use some of the buttons, to use the search, and when to click on and also send to. Does anyone have a good guide to using Slack, we can add a list to the wiki to support new contributors? 

4d. Open Call for Make Marketing Table at WCEU

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  • Last week we highlighted the open call to lead the Make Marketing contributor table at WordCamp Europe. @webcommsat has shared recommendations based on her experience in past years (thread). @jpantani will confirm soon whether he will have time to help with this. Will anyone else be available?
  • @webcommsat shared the most urgent information the team needs to share with 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:
    • how many people the team estimates would be there on the day for a dedicated Marketing contributors table during WordCamp Europe, and how many tables might be needed.
    • would we be able to provide volunteers to help on the day with marketing tasks and with anyone needing additional assistance after a Slack introduction?
    • what areas can we focus on?
  • It is expected there will be a staffed booth to help attendees learn how to get more involved in contributing to any team. @dansoschin is wrangling/organizing that booth as an organizer for WCEU, though he will not be in attendance. That booth will be present during the main two days of the event. 
  • @anjanavasan will share information on Registration Desks and a Getting Started desk.
  • If you will be attending WCEU 2022, please reply in the thread. Also, please chime in with topics/activities you think could be covered/discussed/performed during 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/..
    • @dansoschin suggests hosting a discussion on what additional materials (written guides, checklists, graphics, videos) could be added to our download area to help web developers and content creators when “pitching” migrating to WordPress to their CIOs/CTOs in mid/large enterprises. 

4e. Session with Training to Prepare for the 6.0 Release

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  • Last week, the training team expressed that they would like to continue exploring how Training/Docs/Marketing prepare for WP 6.0 release, and perhaps hold a session with the different teams.
  • The idea of a session to help contributors from different teams was part of the recommendations from 5.7 and 5.8, and for 6.0. There is also a new step in the release process: a walkthrough of new features slated for the release. There are also plans for closer working between the different teams, more to come on this.
  • If you are interested in participating in an orientation session, please reply in the thread.
  • @courane01 will return a date soon for this session, and considers that somewhere between feature freeze and walkthrough would be a good time for the orientation event.

4f. People of WordPress

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  • Thank you to @anjanavasan who has stepped in to help for the April edition.
  • There are drop-in opportunities for new contributors who have volunteered or for anyone who is currently stuck.
  • There was a Collaboration focused on People of WordPress images, which is summarized below.

5. Diary Dates – Upcoming Events and Meetings

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6. Open Floor

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@anjanavasan shared the 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 draft. Additions were requested by 10pm UTC on 10 March 2022.

Collaboration

People of WordPress – focused on images. View the conversation via this Slack link.

  • Additional regular contributors needed to assist two of the existing contributors who have been finalizing images.
  • More advance follow up for obtaining images which are in the resolution, clarity and have permissions for use, and discussing with HeroPress ways which could potentially improve the images they have and the workflow on images to People of WordPress.
  • @MegPhillips91 has offered to create a template which photo editors could use to make sure resolution and size is sufficient. Discussion on whether it would be possible for a template to be created in software other than Photoshop or another paid for product, but one that did not leave a watermark as this has created issues for photo and video editing in the past.
  • @rmartinezduque, @femkreations, @marybaum have also volunteered to help on the task as time allows.

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