Notes: Global Marketing meeting, 6 October 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

1. Welcome, introduction

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

You will find the latest notes draft in our Notes Document link in this Slack thread for review. Last week’s notes are not available as yet – can someone help cover these? 

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

  • Volunteer opportunity: you can contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher.
  • Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17:00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed. 

After every meeting, we add a link to the Slack meeting at the top of the weekly agenda on the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. (Make Marketing Team blog).

C. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ 

  • We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there.  
  • Thanks to everyone who came to the introductory session to GitHub. Further sessions will be announced for October and November.  
  • Let us know if you would like to be involved with the wiki writing we are doing to help contributors.
  • You don’t have to be a developer to get involved. So please volunteer. We also have roles for developers too.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

A. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (including releases, FSE, GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/, Test)

Update sent from: @annezazu, @hellofromtonya

  • Test Team: We need to help extenders get their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Test Suites. Why?: The WordPress Core PHP Test Suites have been modernized to the latest PHPUnit versions. There are  impacts to extenders who run their pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party/theme integration tests on core’s test framework. What the changes mean and step-by-step instructions are available at: Changes to the WordPress Core PHP Test Suite (27 September 2021).  
  • @marybaum helped facilitate this during the meeting to help those unfamiliar with this area of testing.  how can we help extenders find out about this including drafting social media copy. 
  • Volunteer opportunity: help facilitate ideas on this.

B. Community

  • The Month in WordPress for September 2021 is out and thanks to everyone who contributed from the Community, Marketing and other Teams!  
  • MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. newsletter – next deadline for marketing to assist in contributing and editing, 11 October 2021. Action: awaiting the draft document from Community 
  • Read the Updated Guidelines for in-person WordCamps

C. Documentation Team updates

  • New workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository.
  • Future action: We hope to do a collaboration session on this with documentation, in response to requests from new contributors. Thank you for the suggestions from last week. Volunteer opportunity: could you help set up this collaboration

D. Polyglot-related marketing

Update via: @evarlese, @webcommsat, @EidolonNight 

D. Training team and LearnWP

Update sent from: @courane01

The Training team are highlighting requests for feedback, wordsmithing, and elevating/amplifying content:

5. Collaboration/Discussion

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

Tasks

  1. Proposal for ensuring high quality video contributions to LearnWP. We began work on this task last week and have had some valuable feedback regarding tips to improve your video recording, minimum standard of video quality, and more. The discussion continued in the meeting and rest of the week in the same document. [Update post-meeting: volunteer opportunity – Training requested assistance to summarize this for the P2 blog. A new version of the Google document (without email addresses) will need to be created to link from the summary]
    Action: You can add new comments into the working document (link in this Slack thread) for ensuring high quality video contributions to LearnWP. 
  2. Marketing and Training Team collaboration on wording following the Learn WordPress Needs Assessment
    1. From the learner’s perspective, what on LearnWP could help people in achieving their personal learning goals? Think about how the UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. and functionality can assist in this.
    2. From the perspective of employers, hiring individuals and the wider WordPress Community. Consider the vision for site redesign provided by the audit company. Please add any further comments. Suggestions from previous weeks have been sent to the team.
    3. Action/ contribution opportunity: continue adding to the working document (link in this slack thread) on the Learn WordPress Needs Assessment. 
  1. Reaching extenders: test PHP changes. We will be drafting social copy as well as discussing how to best help extenders find out about making their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHP Test Suites.
    [Contribution opportunity: this collaboration will be continued on 13 October]
    1. Add questions, comments and contribute to the discussion in the working document for Reaching extenders: test PHP changes.

6. Any other Marketing Team business

  1. Social Media Promotions  (#WPDiversity, #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup)

Update from: @lmurillom 

Actions:

  1. Onboarding Videos 
  • No update on new translations.

Action/ volunteer opportunity: 

  • Volunteers needed to help work on edits needed due to change on Slack.
  1. People of WordPress

Update from: @webcommsat, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk

Action/ Volunteer opportunity:

  • Would you like to volunteer to help with the series? This suits people with editorial and article writing experience, or who can help with editing graphics.

  1. Yoast Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

Update from: @courane01, @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat

  • Yoast is organizing a Contributor day this Friday, 8 October 2021 at 8.00am UTC.
  • Marketing, Training, Yoast and any contributors interested will be working on social media posts for the content live on Learn WordPress already, as well as helping to create the workflow when new material publishes.
  • We are preparing the collaboration documents which will be used at Yoast Contributor Day and will update the GitHub tasks. 
  • If you’d like to participate on Friday, please contact @yvettesonneveld

7. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

  • There is a public WordPress Marketing Team calendar you can also subscribe to.
  • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar in your own 
  • For October 2021, the next coffee break is scheduled on 14 October 2021 at 18.30 UTC and will be facilitated by @yvettesonneveld pluse one additional facilitator.

Notes: Global Marketing meeting, 22 September 2021

Link to the start of the meeting on the Make WordPress Marketing Slack.

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

1. Welcome and introduction

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

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

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees – Marketing Slack thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel – Marketing Slack thread

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

Thank you @femKreations for working on last week’s notes, and a reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know when they’re done.

Rota for drafting notes:

B. Notes group recruitment

  • You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher.
  • Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed.

After every meeting, we now add a link to the Slack meeting at the top of the weekly agenda on the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. (the Make Marketing Team blog).

C. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ 

We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them on GitHub.

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

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

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

B. Community

  • WPDiversity events in September 2021 in India (Links for social promotion)
  • Recordings and text from the ‘Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space’ part 1 and part 2
  • MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. newsletter – next deadline for marketing, 11 October 2021
  • Month in WordPress – publication 4 October 2021, deadline 2 October (TBC)

C. Documentation

  • Documentation team has a new workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository
  • The newsletter contribution tasks will be on GitHub where you can find more about what is happening.

D. Polyglot-related marketing: WordPress Translation Day running from 1 to 30 September 2021

E. Training team and LearnWP

Update via: @courane01

5. Any other Marketing Team business

  1. Onboarding Videos
  • @OGlekler has been working on these and liaising with contributors who have been exploring how we update items where items have changed.
  • @OGlekler is also working on social media updates relating to this.
  • Task volunteers call: Come and help how we promote these during WPTranslationDay.
  1. Showcase

Update via: @webcommcast

  • We have added the previous background on the Showcase update to GitHub. @harryjackson1221 will be reviewing this and making some suggestions for next steps in terms of how we can recruit contributors to give the time that is needed to this.
  • If you are a previous contributor that has worked on this and have any additional documents that could go in the folders, please let us know or join the card on GitHub.
  • Task volunteers call: If you are a previous contributor that has worked on this and have any additional documents that could go in the folders, please let us know or join the card on GitHub.
  1. People of WordPress

Update on behalf of @meher

  • Two articles are almost ready and waiting for final approval. One needs photographs. We had aimed for the article on a WordPresser who is also an active translator and GTEGeneral Translation Editor General Translation Editor – One of the polyglots team leads in a geographic region https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. Further information at https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/glossary/#general-translation-editor., we hope will be published during WPTranslationDay.
  1. Social Media Promotions  (#WPDiversity, #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup)
  • You can find updates on GitHub in the rolling tasks repository.
  • Task volunteers call: You can join in the task groups working on these. Mention @lmurillom in the channel if you would like to volunteer and have experience of writing social media for an organization or campaigns on different channels. Photo editing skills are also needed.
  1. Contributing Ladder

Update via: @yvettesonneveld

  • A group of team reps and long term contributors had a meeting last week with Josepha, the members of her team working on WordPress.org marketing related tasks and projects.
  • The goal of this meeting was to take inventory of contributions that are currently or could potentially be carried out by members of our global team. In addition to inventorizing, the idea is to map contributions to so-called stages of volunteer engagement.
  • That way, we will be better equipped to match tasks with contributors, which will hopefully improve the contributor experience and contributor retention. Once the tasks are mapped to stages of engagement, a next step will be documenting procedures for as many of the recurring tasks as possible.
  • We are in the final stages of planning a follow-session to continue working on  this. If you would like to learn more about the stages of volunteer engagement, please check out this talk from Josepha

6. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 22 September 2021

[Update: link to the start of the meeting on the Make WordPress Marketing 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/.]

Additional links and preparation for the agenda (Slack – Marketing)

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance – who is with us? (ii) Welcoming new people, returners and visitors to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
    a) Notes links for review – notes from 15 September 2021, 8 September 2021
    b) Admin recruitment – Would you like to help with the weekly agenda links? Let us know in the Marketing Slack. It is a great way to get to know what’s happening in the project. We continue to recruit notetakers. Come and chat about how you can join the rotas.
    c) GitHub – thanks to everyone who came to the introduction to 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/ repositories, what will be updated based on the testing and pilots, and the background to how we got there and our tools for our new contributors. Further sessions will be announced for October and November. We will keep the form available for people to be added to future sessions which will be run around attendees’ familiarity with GitHub.
  4. Updates relating to other Make Teams: 
  5. Any other Marketing Team business
    • Contributing ladder
    • Onboarding videos
    • Showcase
    • People of WordPress
  6. Diary Dates
    • Coffee breaks resume on 30 September 2021, 18:30 UTC

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

Thanks to @webcommsat, @meher, and @lmurillo for contributing items for the agenda and liaising with other teams.

Agenda: Global marketing meeting 15 September 2021

Update: link to beginning of the meeting 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/. in the Marketing Channel

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance (ii) New people and returners to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    Examples of starter tasks
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
    a) Notes links for review
    b) Notes group recruitment
    c) GitHub – we are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there. There will be a demo on 17 September 2021 at 4.00pm UTC. Please let us know if you will be joining and your familiarity with 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/ to help prepare the live session.
  4. Updates relating to other Make Teams: 
    • Community
      • Allyship workshop recordings part 1 and part 2
      • The community team is looking for some fresh Tuesday Trainings content and volunteers to write blog posts. See slack thread.
    • Documentation team has a new workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository
    • Polyglot-related marketing: WordPress Translation Day running from 1 to 30 September 2021
      • WPTD social for local events
      • Global events promo’s
      • Call for photos
  5. Any other Marketing Team business
  6. Diary Dates
    • Please note this week there will be no coffee break as we are still reviewing everyone’s preferred dates and times.

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

Thanks to @webcommsat and @lmurillo for working on items for the agenda and liaising with other teams. Thanks to @meher and @yvettesonneveld for following up on notes and actions.

Agenda: Global marketing meeting 8 September 2021

Update: link to the start of the meeting which took place in the Make WordPress Marketing 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/.

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance (ii) New people and returners to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    Examples of starter tasks
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
    a) Notes links for review
    b) Notes group recruitment
    c) GitHub – we are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there. There will be a demo on 17 September 2021 at 4.00pm UTC. Please let us know if you will be joining and your familiarity with 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/ to help prepare the live session.
  4. Updates relating to other Make Teams: 
  5. Any other Marketing Team business
    • Social Media Promotions (#WPDiversity, #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup)
    • 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 2021
  6. Diary Dates
    • Please note this week there will be no coffee break as we are reviewing everyone’s preferred dates and times.

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

Thanks to @webcommsat and @lmurillo for working on items for the agenda and liaising with other teams. Thanks to @meher for following up on notes and actions.

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 25 August 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

1. Welcome, introduction

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

  1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
  2. Meeting Agenda: https://wp.me/p72A3H-23M  
  3. Meeting led by@lmurillom and @vimes1984
  4. Meeting notes: @ugyensupport and @meher
  5. Proofread: @meher, @webcommsat
  6. Meeting Preparation: @webcommsat 
  7. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 

2. Contributors New and Returning

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

3. Notes

3a) Meeting Notes

A big thanks to everyone for coordinating and editing drafts from past meeting notes which will be up shortly in the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.. As a few people are on personal holidays and others are unwell due to Covid, we are a little behind on Notes and will post updates in the coming weeks.

Thank you to @yvettesonneveld for working on drafting last week’s notes.

A reminder to check the draft notes is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to put into our charts to show where we need extra contributors, and how we are having an input and impact onto the work assigned/requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes:

3b) Notes group recruitment

  • If you would like to contribute by preparing notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and/or @meher
  • Initial draft deadline: Friday 17:00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed.
  • We are excited to continue to expand our contributors who are helping draft the notes!

3c) 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/ 

  • We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there
  • @vimes1984 and @webcommsat will be doing a demo showing what we have been building with your feedback, and the issues it is hoped to help solve. This live demo will be in September 2021.

4. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

4a) Community – WPDiversity

  • Thank you to those who amplified the #WPDiversity Allyship event and Online Meetups on social media.  
  • There is another Diversity Workshop this Friday, from 5.00PM – 6.30PM UTC which we’re currently promoting.

#OnlineWPMeetup

  • There is a Mega 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. tomorrow, which will cover topics like Developing for the 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. Editor and Full Site Editing. It’s included in this week’s roundup! 
  • Actions: thanks to @afshanadiya, @mcihelleames, and @ugyensupport for volunteering to help with drafting social. Please liaise with @lmurillom

Actions

Please engage with and share:

4b) CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and FSE

Marketing Materials to support core and FSE

4c) Polyglots

  • The “WordPress Translation Day 2021” event is between September 1-30. 
  • We are looking for local teams, Meetup groups, or any translation contributors to host mini-events during the month of September 2021. Read this post for more details.

4d) Test Team

  • Call for volunteers: The Test Team is reviewing the testing instructions scattered across the Make blogs (and TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/., GitHub etc) to make sure that the instructions are correct, up-to-date, etc  
  • Anyone can start at any time to add links into the audit spreadsheet (referenced in the post). Team reps will be updated every few weeks about the progress
  • Read this post for more details.

4e) Training Team 

Update via: @azhiyadev

  1. Feedback requested on Learner Achievements on Profiles. This would show course completions on your .org profile in a new tab. Request for marketing to raise awareness of feedback wanted on this post.
  2. There will host at least one subtitling working session for content on LearnWP in the last half of September in conjunction with WPTranslatorDay. Date soon to be announced.
  3. We anticipate having an Introduction to WordPress course ready to promote near the end of September 2021 @arasae

5. Any other Marketing Team business

6. Forthcoming Diary Dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

NOTE: 

  • As mentioned in this slack thread, the Coffee Break from September 2021 will be twice a month. A lot of people are finding the current time too late or early for them. A Google Form has been created to help find a time to work for most people. Please fill in your preference timeslot in this form. Link to the form can be found in this slack thread. Form will be open 1 September 2021. There is also an informal coffee break drop-in after the main weekly meeting.

Thanks to @EidolonNight for volunteering to co-facilitate some of these coffee breaks.

#learnwp, #marketing, #wptranslationday

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 18 August 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

  1. Welcome, introduction
  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting Agenda
    3. Meeting led by: @webcommsat
    4. Meeting notes: @yvettesonneveld
    5. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread

2. Contributors

A big thanks to everyone for coordinating and editing drafts from past meeting notes which will be up shortly in the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.. As a few people are on personal holidays and others are unwell due to Covid, we have some delayed final notes on the P2 blog.Please do let us know if you can help.

Thank you to @meher, @lmurillom and @webcommsat for drafting and publishing last week’s notes.

A reminder to check the draft notes is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed on, identify where we need extra contributors, and explore how we are having an input and impact onto the work assigned/requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes:

Actions

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

4. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

Global Social Media Promotions

Update via @lmurillom

Thank you to those who amplified the upcoming #WPDiversity Allyship event and Online Meetups on social media. If you would like to shadow how we write copy and plan posting on social, the document link is in the thread.

Actions

Please engage with and share:

We need some more hands! Please reply to this thread if you have experience writing copy for social media. 

Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11yAywSvulW9eGKrq1_v6biLdsvea_yr87nRo7yRHqOM/edit?usp=sharing 

A11yship event

Update from: @nalininonstopnewsuk  

There will be a second chance to attend the Allyship event later in the year.
@nalininonstopnewsuk: It is really valuable to help promote the importance of these events and work, so please do put yourself forward if it could be something you can help with. If more of the team members just reshare the post by clicking retweet, this would be a positive step. 

Actions

MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Newsletter

Update via: @meher  

  • Read the Aug 2021 Meetup newsletter on this link.

WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., releases and FSE updates 

Update from: @chloebringman @dandoshin @annezazu

MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.

  • Thanks to @webcommsat for working with meta to resolve the @here access for team reps and update one of the posts
  • Actions:
    • @meherbala is looking into automated meeting reminders similar to what the WP Diversity team uses
    • As soon as some team members have access to the Update page, we will start publishing the monthly team updates again. When team resources are not as stretched, we hope to go back to weekly updates again

WordPress Translation Day 2021 updates 

Update from: @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • @nalininonstopnewsuk shared that several members of our team have volunteered to be in the organizing team of WordPress Translation Day 2021. 
  • If you are planning to hold a translation contributor event for your locale team, stay tuned for more updates

Training and LearnWP

Update from: @courtney and @Hauwa Abashiya

  • Please read Badges on profiles and share your thoughts. Would badges for completed courses help existing folks continue ongoing learning?  Would it help in hiring folks?
  • Please share your thoughts on Brand guidelines – particularly if you’re a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party/theme devs/owners
  • Captioning for accessibility – working on ensuring all videos on Learn have captions.  Next month a working session for translating (subtitling) this will happen during WP Translation Day as well.
  • Tentatively a course on getting started with WordPress will be released within just a few weeks. 
  • If you’re a Windows users, please help us out by testing setups for local development

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/

Update from: @webcommsat

  • We have had a couple of volunteers so far to help with writing wiki material to use GitHub for marketing and thanks to those. Meher and Chris will be in touch shortly. We wanted to make sure everyone who has experience of GitHub who wanted to volunteer could still do so and start people off together.
  • We have followed up with previous task coordinators on cards from TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. if they would like to continue coordinating those tasks which are still relevant. With covid pressures, many have responded saying they would like to but currently can not do so until the pandemic eases. They are happy to be involved in the task though. If you have a particular area of expertise and would like to go through a task in one of our drop-in sessions on this channel, please do so. 

4. Forthcoming Diary Dates

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

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

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

#learnwp, #marketing, #marketing-team, #onlinewpmeetup

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting – 02 June 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @maedahbatool, @meher, @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @maedahbatool
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

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

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

2. Meeting Notes

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

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

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

Rota for drafting notes:

  • 2 June 2021: @maedahbatool
  • 9 June 2021: No meeting as supporting 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

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

Actions

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

3. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

Task Updates

4a) Any updates from Josepha and Chloe 

Update provided by: @chanthaboune

Actions: 

  • Last week Josepha talked about a list of the changes that are going to be a part of WordPress version 5.8 and that’s still in progress.
  • WordPress 5.8 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 will be released by next week, so information will be collected to address the “extender” part of our community.
  • The post about redesigning/news (showcase) will go live.
  • In addition, Josepha has started working towards gathering a list of new terms/ descriptors that could be replaced while working on any upcoming marketing projects.

To summarize all of this here’s what we need:

  • Groups with existing audiences that we can share FSE information with
  • WordPress 5.8 changelog
  • WordPress 5.8 impactful user-facing changes
  • Terms to define and share

How can you help?

  • In terms of promoting FSE, in addition to the collaboration work we have done on this, we are collating some additional WordPress media outlets that focus on the extender community. More on this on our post https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2021/06/02/suggestions-for-external-channels-on-fse-info/
  • At the moment, Josepha requests additional suggestions for podcasters/bloggers/newsletters/trainers who can either: 
    • provide content specifically for theme and 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 creators, or
    • have a community of theme and plugin creators that they already foster

4b) WCEU Marketing Contributors Office Hours

Update provided by: @maedahbatool

Actions: 

  • To help new and existing contributors get onboard and start with the marketing team’s task, @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld will be hosting two 1-hour live sessions around WCEU in our main WordPress Marketing team Slack channel. 
    • Session 1: Friday June 4th, 2021 at 7:00 AM UTC
    • Session 2: Friday June 11th, 2021 at 12:00 PM UTC
  • We will help you with any type of help regarding collaborating with Slack, Google Docs or understanding the WordPress project. 
  • There will also be a live Google Meet/Zoom link where we can get to learn each other better.

How can you help?

  • We need a volunteer to help with hosting onboarding sessions for new contributors
  • For this role, we would like to set aside between 1 (average) and 3 (for the weeks with training) hours a week.
  • We are seeking someone who would like to help with some assistance at first, and can later help reach out to new contributors, send reminders and slide decks, and help with promoting the sessions.

Who might like to do this task?

  • To make scheduling meetings easier, we have a preference for someone to join us to help who lives in a timezone near UTC +1 and UTC +5. Right now, we are meeting weekly at 7:00 AM or 9:00 AM UTC. 

5) Social Media Promotions

Update provided by: @lmurillom

Thank you to those who amplified the most recent FSE Call for Testing (deadline 9 June 2021), and Online Meetups on social.  

Actions:

6) Tasks for the week ahead

Update provided by: @webcommsat

These will focus on:

  • People of WordPress for June
  • WCEU preparation from marketing team (more updates on this after the meeting)
  • MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. and Month in WP support to the community team
  • Further updates to the potential external channels spreadsheet/ doc
  • Updating documents when ready referenced in agenda item 4 from Josepha

7. Collaborations and Planning

This week’s async collaboration task is to continue to identify potential outlets for information, especially to respond to Josepha ‘s request relating to FSE.

8. Forthcoming Diary Dates

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

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

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

Global meeting times

Following feedback and surveys, we are changing the Global Marketing meeting time to accommodate as many people as possible.

  • 31 March 2021 until 31st October 2021 inclusive, 14:00 UTC
  • 3 November 2021 until Daylight Saving Time change in Europe, 15:00 UTC

Next Marketing meeting

Wednesday 16  June 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

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

➤ How to get started?

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

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

#fse, #marketing, #marketing-team, #onlinewpmeetup

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting 26 May 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @yashwardhanrana, @meher and @webcommsat
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

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

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

Continue reading

#5-8, #contributor-onboarding, #fse, #lean-wp, #onboarding, #onlinewpmeetup, #people-of-wordpress, #showcase

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 19th May 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @ugyensupport, @meher, @webcommsat, @cbringmann
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

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

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

Continue reading

#case-studies, #contributorstory, #fse, #marketing, #onlinewpmeetup, #people-of-wordpress, #showcase, #wceu, #wpdiversity