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 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

Share about WordPress 5.8 on social media

Do you use WordPress, are you enjoying the new release, or just want to spread the message of this awesome platform and its community? Then this post is for you. This is part of the resources created for you by the WordPress community to amplify the benefits and excitement of new features and developments. On this post and links, we are focusing on all things 5.8.

In this pack, you will find social posts you can share and adapt on Twitter and Facebook. You can also use them as a base for LinkedIn or even easier, follow the WordPress Marketing Team LinkedIn group and reshare our posts on the release directly with your networks.

If you would like images to use with your social media posts or blogs, we have an image library on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ which has a selection of release graphics already sized to help you.

Link for the images for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Link for the images for Instagram

How can I use this pack?

Through this social media pack edition, we particularly want to support WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. groups and developers who want to highlight what’s new and share the buzz about release features. We are also gathering in examples of how people use the new features. You can share your favorite feature by just completing this short form.

We have segmented social posts into broad audiences to help you find and adapt messages for your networks. Thanks to everyone who has been involved from the Marketing Team and others including CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., Documentation, Design and Training. Thanks to all who have given feedback and input into previous social media posts and FAQs on releases.

You can also share with us where you search for information on WordPress latest features in this form.

Can I translate these social media posts to use in my local language?

Definitely! Many locales translate the news release post and HelpHub documentation into their languages, so there may be translated links already available.

On GitHub, we also provide a version of this pack in a format which can be more easily translated into other languages or used by anyone who might have an issue with using the format on this post from 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) perspective.

Will you be updating these posts?

We have also sharing a document version of these social media posts since the release launched on 20 July 2021, and we will continue to add to it. We will periodically update this blog post with new social messages you can use and adapt. If you have suggestions to be included, let us know on the #marketing channel on the MakeWordPress Slack.

Are there other resources we can use in our Meetups?

Yes we have a slide template, quick resources links, and more which will be available on this page later this week.

(A) Audience: Users

This section is aimed more at users who may have a very limited technical knowledge, and are keen to know more.

Do you want to create your own website? Use WordPress! Why? It’s easy to use and it’s a robust platform that can grow to support the needs of your business. Find out how to do it with #WordPress 5.8. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum


WordPress should be the first choice for your next online project! Why? You can create a website yourself that can grow to meet your future needs. Explore the latest #WordPress 5.8 release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Did you know you can build even the most complex websites — with shopping carts, event bookings and more — with #WordPress? Check out the latest 5.8 release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

42% of the top sites on the web already use #WordPress. And you can build a site without writing a single line of code. Discover the latest 5.8 release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

WordPress is free, and it’s easy to use. Plus, it can grow with your needs, showcase your offering, and be an efficient way to run critical back-office functions. Discover its latest features in the 5.8 release.
https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Did you know that #WordPress 5.8 makes it possible to build a complex site without adding a single line of code for many tasks? It’s free, simple and easy to use. Plus, it can adapt to meet your needs. Explore the most recent release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Did you know that #WordPress powers 42% of the top ten million sites on the web? Explore all the features in the latest 5.8 release and find out why it’s the leading CMS.
https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Presenting WordPress 5.8! The platform is a smart, adaptable CMS to meet the needs of your growing business. Discover the latest features in #WordPress to help you. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

530 volunteers contributed to #WordPress 5.8. A flexible and scalable website management system and a robust platform to grow your online business! Find out more about its new great features.
https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum 

The latest #WordPress 5.8 brings you even more ways to express your ideas without the need to know how to code. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

Does adding related posts at the end of a blog post sounds hard? It’s actually really easy to do with the new Query loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. 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. in #WordPress 5.8. Find out more https://wordpress.org/support/article/query-loop-block/

(B) Audience: Agency

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 developers working at agencies

Full Site Editing opens a new way for plugin and theme creators to provide style options for editors. Check out the Global Styles and Global Settings APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.. #BlockThemes https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlc

Full Site Editing brings new #RESTAPI endpoints for block-based widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. management. #WordPress https://wp.me/p2AvED-nmb

Do you gather system info from your clients? New integration is available to consolidate this with Site Health. Add your own interface to Site Health in #WordPress 5.8 and make use of the tab navigation. https://wp.me/p2AvED-njh

Does your plugin create a custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept.? Find out how templates can improve your content layout in #WordPress 5.8.

Block and theme authors, your work just got a little easier. Styles from the front-end can be dropped in with very little to adjust. Admin and content styles will stay within their boundaries in #WordPress 5.8. #BlockThemes https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlK

Plugin developers rejoice! Avoid accidental overwrites from plugin updates with the new Update URI plugin headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. in #WordPress 5.8. https://wp.me/p2AvED-nam

Start using blocks everywhere with these new Block Editor API changes in #WordPress 5.8. #BlockEditor
https://wp.me/p2AvED-ni8

Speed up your #WordPress theme by only loading necessary block styles. Check out the new should_load_separate_core_block_assets 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. in WordPress 5.8. #WordPressThemes
https://wp.me/p2AvED-noF

Cut down on asset requests with this new option for #WordPress 5.8 theme developers. It allows you to only load styles for blocks you use. #WordPressThemes https://wp.me/p2AvED-noF

As Internet Explorer 11 usage falls below 1%, it’s time to say goodbye. #WordPress 5.8 begins phase one of dropping support for #IE11 plan. https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlQ

(C) Audience: First time / limited experience plugin or theme developers

Building blocks? Now there’s a better way to register block types in #WordPress 5.8. #BlockEditor
https://wp.me/p2AvED-ni2

Have your plugins run into an update merge conflict? The new Update Plugin URI header in #WordPress 5.8 will prevent similarly named plugins from overwriting your plugin. #WordPressPlugin https://wp.me/p2AvED-nam

If you are an experienced theme developer, rejoice, and start using theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML., price block-styles loading enhancements, query block and much-much more straight away in #WordPress 5.8! Stay updated! #WordPressDev https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlc

Specific features in WordPress 5.8

These are just some of the benefits of using the latest version of the software.

1. Duotone

Feel like going retro on your site? Play around with the new #duotone filters that come with #WordPress 5.8! https://wp.me/pZhYe-2GV

In the mood for pop-art style illustrations? The new #duotone filter for images in #WordPress 5.8 allows you to choose all sorts of striking color combinations. https://wp.me/pZhYe-2GV

With the new #duotone filter inbuilt in #WordPress 5.8, you can be sure that your images match your content’s mood. Try it now! https://wp.me/pZhYe-2GV

Have you seen the most eye-catching feature of #WordPress 5.8? It’s #duotone! Style your images with 1 click, without leaving the editor. Experiment with unlimited color filters & easily undo changes. https://wp.me/pZhYe-2GV

2. WebP

Want to spin up client websites faster? #WordPress 5.8 now supports the modern #WebP image format that makes images 30% smaller than JPEG or PNG. This makes websites load faster and use less bandwidth. https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

Be future-ready with next generation WebP support that makes your images smaller and load faster, making your site lighter in #WordPress 5.8. #WebP is supported in all major browsers, so most sites can start using them today! More info: https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

WordPress 5.8 helps you give your site visitors a better user experience by serving #WebP images, and improving your site load time. More info about #WordPress features https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

WordPress 5.8 helps you deliver visually rich content on your website without worrying about quality and page load speed using #WebP images. Check out the new #WordPress features https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

With #WordPress 5.8 you no longer have to worry about image loading speed on mobile. With #WebP image support, you get superb image performance optimization for a mobile-first user experience. https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3

3. List view

The new List View feature in #WordPress 5.8 is great for building complex layouts. It lets you navigate between blocks, and gives you a quick overview of the nested block hierarchy. Explore how to use it https://wp.me/p2AvED-ng4

List view navigation is now in the Block Editor in #WordPress 5.8 and very useful when managing big articles and complicated layouts. Stay organized! WordPress is a great tool you need to work with content. Explore how to use it https://wp.me/p2AvED-ng4 #BlockEditor

4. Query Loop block

Does “Query to a database” sound complicated? #WordPress 5.8 makes it simple! Get creative and discover new ways to present relevant information to your audience. More info at https://wordpress.org/support/article/query-loop-block #BlockEditor

Now you can feature related content on your posts based on categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging., author or even keywords. What was only possible with complex functions, is now native to the #BlockEditor in #WordPress 5.8, your smart assistant in content creation! https://wordpress.org/support/article/query-loop-block

5. Widgets

Full Site Editing brings new #RESTAPI endpoints for block-based widget management. #WordPress https://wp.me/p2AvED-nmb

With the new block-based widgets editor in #WordPress 5.8, users have powerful new ways to customize their sites using the rich library of core and third party blocks. Learn more https://wp.me/p2AvED-nmb #BlockEditor

6. WordPress Pattern Directory

Check out the new WordPress Pattern Directory that was launched alongside WordPress 5.8!


How do people get involved with point releases and / or 5.9?

In WordPress 5.8, the release team shipped a bulk of the template editing tools. This will be the basis for Full Site Editing in a future release. The tools will be very useful for site maintainers and content creators.

You can still help test Full Site Editing for future releases. Join the dedicated 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/. channel #fse-outreach-experiment, everyone is welcome! This is the best way to get ready for WordPress 5.9.


Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this pack and Marcomms for the release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum

#5.8

#5-8, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting 17 February 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.  (Slack is the instant messaging system the team uses, and login is required to view the messages. If you don’t have a Slack account, set one up.)

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

a. 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. Attendance

a. Attendees Slack Thread

b. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

Marketing Contributor introductory sessions in 2021 – booking details

@nalininonstopnewsuk has been supporting members and reviewing systems in this area. If anyone has 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) issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know or include her (@Nalini on Slack) in your message.

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

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#learnwp, #marketing, #onlinewpmeetup, #wordpress, #wpdiversity

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting – 23 September 2020

(updated notes to help with accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility))

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 and tasks on Trello after the meeting and send your updates. 

Attended/Participated async

Meeting led by: @webcommsat  

Meeting Notes

Each week we have a contributor who has been with us for a while draft notes supported by one of the working groups. This is then worked on further by the wider group by Saturday morning and used to plan follow-ups, report back to linked teams, give feedback, and plan actions by the Monday 11:00 UTC meeting.

We now have a rota of volunteers to help with this initial draft. We are increasingly writing our updates for team meetings in such a way that they make it easier to be used in our new system of notes and actions and simply copied to the draft notes.

A big thanks to @chaion07 for doing last week’s notes. 

How can I help?

You can volunteer to be a note-taker for one of the future meetings. We currently have a rota. Please note that the initial draft is needed by the end of Friday each week.

Welcoming new contributors

New Attendees Welcome Thread

Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

Celebrations Thread

It’s time to celebrate and thank everyone for all their efforts during the last week.

  • We had 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. Virginia Beach this weekend, and it was a great success! Shoutout to @arnelcus and @mikerbg for their hard work as members of the organizing team. There were great talks by @mikerbg, @MegPhillips91 and @webcommsat. Abha’s talk persuaded no less than 7 people to express interest in becoming a contributor.
  • @michelleames and @MegPhillips91 will be participating in WordCamp Philadelphia. 
  • We are becoming more active in our LinkedIn page, publishing info on online WP Meetups and publishing our Marketing Team Agenda. Thank you to @Tarif2100 who suggested sharing the agenda on our page and to @lmurillom and @webcomms for keeping the page updated.
  • In preparation for the mini-events to celebrate International Translation Day, we are continuing to prepare voiceovers in different languages for the video “Set up a WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ and 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/. account for the Make WordPress Channel”. @fikekomala recorded this for Indonesian, @jdy68 is working on the French version, and @ugyensupport is working with the locale 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. for Dzongkha.  

New 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. Announcement

Update from: @mikerbg

The Marketing team has been increasingly active with our messaging and collaboration with other teams. Now is the time for us to build on this momentum and expand our team by adding @meher as a Team Rep. 

She has been an active and enthusiastic contributor since joining the team, and is a frequent presence in Marketing meetings and events. She is also somebody with a deep understanding of the WordPress project and commitment to see it succeed. Meher has also shown herself to be a positive and constructive influence on the team, and is somebody that is truly dedicated to our goals and objectives. Meher has been a member of the Marketing Team, a WordCamp organizer and translation supporter for over six years!  

As a Team Rep, we look forward to watching Meher’s continued growth and development. In this role she will take a more active role in running team meetings and collaborations, reviewing marketing content, cross-team planning and alignment with other contributor groups. 

Please join us in thanking @meher for becoming a team rep in addition to all of the outstanding things she already brings to the group.

Task Updates – deadlines in the next six weeks

Diverse speaker training working group promotions for September and October 2020

Update from coordinating team members: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom

Trello Card 

We continue to work with #WPDiversity in promoting these workshops and drafting social media posts and discussing messaging with the Diverse Speaker Team.

The next workshops we will promote are taking place in late September and October.

How can I help? Search #WPDiversity on the WordCamp on Twitter, WordCamp Facebook and Make WordPress Marketing Team on LinkedIn, and share the messages.

Promoting Online WP Meetups  

Update from coordinating team member: @lmurillom

We’re promoting #WordPress Meetups that are helping improve understanding of how to use the platform, improve it further and participate in the community. 

The Online WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. promotions are currently updated on the spreadsheet through October 1 2020, and we are sharing them on our LinkedIn Page.

In the future, we will also be using the #OnlineWPMeetupNews to help Meetup organizers who have replied to our survey. We will be continuing to work with @harishanker on this in the community team.

How can I help? 

  • Search and share from the #OnlineWPMeetup hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. 
  • Share and like the weekly #OnlineWPMeetup posts published by the Make WordPress Marketing Team on LinkedIn.
  • If you have experience writing social copy, please contact @lmurillom
  • If you’re a newcomer who wants a beginner, straightforward task, please contact @lmurillom
  • If you are a meetup organizer, please fill out the survey.

WordPress Learn platform full launch

Update from co-ordinating team member: @webcommsat

We are working with the community, training and other teams on the marketing and communications for this new platform.

How can I help? 

  • If you have a background in training, course and workshop marketing, or are interested in supporting end users and WordPress events, this may be the task for you. Please express interest in the thread. 

Sustainability awareness / promotion for WordCamps and Meetups

Update from co-ordinating team member: @webcommsat

We highlighted the work we have been doing with this cross team in the devchat last week on core as there are discussions to continue to help improve the visibility of sustainability across the project.

Our last post on this topic

WordPress releases marketing resources

Update via co-ordinating team member: @webcommsat and @oglekler

There will be updates on release-related marketing after the meeting. 

How can I help?  Do you understand the release process, can easily explain tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets or are a developer with a strong interest in marketing and communications? Contact @webcommsat and @oglekler

WordPress Translation Day 

Update via co-ordinating team member: @webcommsat

  • Week-long celebration starting on Monday
  • More details of the Translation celebration
  • If you are planning to take part in some way during the week of International Translation Day, please fill in this form to help with planning and promotion [Link now closed] to help locales with the planning and preparation.
  • The rota for locales wanting to do a drop-in on polyglot events. Just select the hour you will be hosting the drop-in on the Google Sheet. We will include it in the promotions too.
  • If you can help with sharing this rota or organizing arrangements, please let us know.

How can I help? This is a big celebration of the translators in our community and to highlight the need for more translators. Please join in. You do not have to be a translator to take part in marketing of this. We need writers, monitors, photo editors, organizers and more. Lots of great first tasks and for those more experienced too. 

Facebook oEmbed Update

Update via: @yvettesonneveld

Facebook is deprecating the open oEmbed code that allows WordPress users to embed WordPress posts. Come October, these embeds will start showing up as links only. Previously embedded posts should remain unchanged. It looks like the next minor version of WordPress (5.5.x) will already discontinue support of the Facebook blocks. If you’d like to read more about this, I’ll add links in the thread. Since this may cause confusion and frustration for users, the release MarComms team recommended  creating content targeted to informing non-technical users. We will keep you posted on next steps.

Staying Connected Events and Activities

The Marketing Team Calendar

The link to the calendar is appearing regularly on the Slack channel.

Please contact @OGlekler if you have problems adding or viewing the Calendar.

Virtual Coffee Break

Trello Card

Virtual Coffee Breaks are informal 30-minute coffee break gatherings for contributors to the Global WordPress Marketing team.

  • For this week we have a Virtual Coffee Break planned for Thursday at 20:30 UTC  

Poetry Challenge

This activity was of interest to a lot of people but most participants did not make the deadline therefore your last chance to submit is 30 September 2020, 17:00 UTC. Get your creative energy running.  

Rules reminder:

  • Minimum two verses (stanzas), maximum four 
  • Can be song lyrics, poem or guzzle
  • Can be in another language accompanied by an English translation
  • Can work on an entry individually or with one other person
  • Fun event

How can I participate? If you want to participate in the Poetry Challenge, please submit through this form before 30 September 2020, 17:00 UTC.

Collaboration

HelpHub Recategorization

Collaboration led by: @mikerbg 

Trello Card

Slack thread with link to the document

  • There has been a great collaboration on the feedback for the HelpHub Categorization.
  • We have this document with some consolidated feedback and are collaborating to resolve any outstanding comments and suggestions.
  • A huge thanks to the great work of everybody who participated. 
  • The final document was posted on P2 

Next Meeting

Wednesday 7 October 2020, 14:00 UTC, in the Marketing Channel on Make WordPress Slack. Please note that the week of September 30 we have #WPTranslationDay Celebration Week and will not be having a meeting.

Thank you everyone who has joined, attended, and updated the meeting, or contributed asynchronously in the last few days. 

How to get started?

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and still don’t know how to get started to contribute to the project, contact @yvettesonneveld to get information about the next New Contributors Onboarding meeting.

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. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Thursday 24 September 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break on video conferencing. If you need live captioning to participate, please let @oglekler or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool.

Friday 25 September 2020, 12:00 UTC – Learn WordPress marcomms meeting

Friday 25 September 2020, times tbc Translation week update

Monday 28 September 2020, 19:15 UTC –  Marketing releases and social media updates and drop-ins translation week marketing.

Tuesday 29 September 2020, 19:00 UTC – WordPress Release 5.6 Marcomms planning coordinations meeting – let us (@marybaum, @yvettesonneveld and @webcommsat) know if you would like to suggest anything for this meeting of those coordinating the marketing.

Wednesday 30 September 2020, 14:00 UTC –  Global Marketing Team Meeting will be devoted to supporting the WordPress Translation week celebrations. Help is needed all day on Wednesday please and for part of the day on Sunday 4 October 2020.

Thursday 1 October 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break. on video conferencing and Slack for those unable to join on video. We also hold short coffee breaks on Monday and Tuesday to be inclusive of other timezones when we have enough demand and a team rep is available. These are posted on the marketing channel on Slack. Please feel free to come along. They normally are at the beginning of collaboration sessions.

Ongoing Marketing Team work

  • Onboarding videos
    We made a voice over of “Set up a WordPress.org and Slack account for the Make WordPress Channel” video in Macedonian, Norvegian, Turkish, Russian, English UK, English US, Serbian, German, Spanish (EU), Spanish (LA), Dutch. In progress: Bulgarian voiceover, captions for voiceover in Bagla and Gujarati.

    You can participate
    If your language isn’t on this list, we need your voice! Let’s make the start of a new contributor’s journey easier. Contact @OGlekler and @marks99 to get involved.
  • WPTranslation Week 30 September – 4 October 2020
    Call for social media writers and translators
    Contact @webcommsat to get involved.

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting – 9 September 2020

(updated post for 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))

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 and tasks on Trello after the meeting and send your updates. 

Attended/Participated async

Meeting led by: @webcommsat, @yvettesonneveld with help from @nalininonstopnewsuk 

Meeting Notes

Each week we have a contributor who has been with us for a while draft notes supported by one of the working groups. This is then worked on further by the wider group by Saturday morning and used to plan follow-ups, report back to linked teams, give feedback, and plan actions by the Monday 11 am UTC meeting.

We now have a rota of volunteers to help with this initial draft. We are increasingly writing our updates for team meetings in such a way that they make it easier to be used in our new system of notes and actions and simply copied to the draft notes.

A big thanks to @OGlekler for doing last week’s notes. 

➤ How can I help?

You can volunteer to be a note-taker for one of the future meetings. We currently have a rota. Please note that the initial draft is needed by the end of Friday each week.

Welcoming new contributors

New Attendees Welcome Thread

Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

Celebrations

It’s time to celebrate and thank everyone for all their efforts during the last week.

Task Updates – deadlines in the next six weeks

Diverse speaker training working group promotions for September and October 2020

Update from coordinating team members: @webcommsat

Trello Card 

We’ve been working with #WPDiversity in promoting these workshops and are continuing to work on social media posts and discussing messaging with the Diverse Speaker Team.

We have started on the September and October event promotions. Thanks to @jillbinder and @angelasjin for information. Thanks to @lmurillom and @nalininonstopnewsuk for working with @webcommsat on this last week and the last few days.

➤ How can I help?

Search #WPDiversity on the WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. on Twitter, WordCamp Facebook and Make WordPress Marketing Team on LinkedIn, and share the messages. 

WordPress 5.5 Q&As and marketing resources

Update from coordinating team member: @webcommsat 

Trello Card 

  • Social media draft posts for people to use to help promote the release is in final edits.
  • Question and Answers for end users: devs and non-devs are waiting for the next step with HelpHub. Thank you everyone across teams.
  • We are continuing to monitor articles and social media within resources responses to 5.5 and 5.5.1.
  • There will be a pilot marketing presentation on the 5.5 features next week.
  • We’re looking forward to chatting with @francina later this week.

➤ How can I help?

Work on the content of the Questions and Answers has ended and the documents are locked. If  you want to assist in Q&A work for the 5.6 release, please contact @webcommsat and @OGlekler.

Polyglots – WordPress Translation Day Mini Events

Update from co-ordinating team members: @webcommsat, @nalininonstopnewsuk

Trello Card 

There was an update on events and celebrations around the International Day of Translation and organizational and marketing support were provided at the Wednesday 9 September 2020, 07:00 UTC meeting.

The link to start of Polyglots update 9 Sept 2020  

  • The informal meeting dates for those running or planning to run mini-events shared on polyglots channel: Friday 11 September 07:00 UTC (@nao will be at this one, please note that the time listed 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/. the first time around was incorrect), 12:00 (12pm) UTC [if sufficient demand] and Monday 14 September 19:00 UTC during the general marketing collaboration (as last week).  
  • Any new mini-events which are being planned will let the marketing team and polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. know. We will be creating a form for this.  
  • Plans for how to use the WP Translation Day site were shared in the meeting and mechanics were discussed with @nao.  
  • Update with @nao on locales interested in doing something later in the year around a potential contributor event, and challenges regarding promotions during this time of public health issues.
  • Branding discussion with @nao: we will use the week of celebration of translators/ translation in the WordPress global community, mini events and promotion opportunities, drop-in / recruitment opportunity in polyglots-events on Wed 30 Sept 2020 and Saturday 3 Oct 2020 (possibly Sunday too due to timezones), gathering of Contributor stories, social media promotion and a dedicated web page on WordPress Translation Day (WPTD).
  • 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/. polyglots will be finalized and published today with a link to the holding page with an intro on WPTD. It will be cross promoted with marketing, and updated after Monday’s meeting. Post on WordPress Translation Day after Monday (link to be cross-promoted) if not possible before or if information from locales not received.
  • There was discussion on how to cross-promote WPAccessibilityDay on 2-3 October 2020. We contacted Accessibility Day organizers on 8 September (more information will be coming from that team after their 9 September meeting).
  • Discussion on future collaboration on regular queries that have come into marketing discussed with @nao after the polyglots meeting. These will be for a later time.

➤ How can I help?

This is an event where we need a lot of hands from the marketing team. @meher has a rota for those of us who can help specifically during that week. 

Staying Connected Events and Activities

Virtual Coffee Break

Trello Card  

Virtual Coffee Breaks are informal 30-minute coffee break gatherings for contributors to the Global WordPress Marketing team.

  • For this week we have a Virtual Coffee Break planned for Thursday at 19:30 UTC
  • For next week, we don’t know yet if we’re able to host our weekly Virtual Coffee Break on Tuesday at 15:00 UTC.

Poetry Challenge

This activity was of interest to a lot of people but most participants did not make the deadline therefore there is a new deadline for the poetry challenge: 24 September 2020, 17:00 UTC. Get your creative energy running. Lots of time now for everyone to take part.  

Rules reminder:

  • Minimum two verses (stanzas), maximum four 
  • Can be song lyrics, poem or guzzle
  • Can be in another language accompanied by an English translation
  • Can work on an entry individually or with one other person
  • Fun event

How can I participate? If you want to participate in the Poetry Challenge, please submit the form before 24 September 2020, 17:00 UTC.

WordCamp Virginia Beach 2020 

  • We have been asked to encourage everybody to attend WordCamp Virginia Beach 2020 on 19 September 2021. It will an online event which will be a condensed format.
  • There will be WP Marketing team representation – talks from @mikerbg and @MegPhillips91. The keynote will be delivered by @webcommsat.

 ➤ How can I participate?

Sign up for this event

Collaboration

Led by: @webcommsat

Trello card 

There will be mini translation events across the world celebrating International Translation Day, and the Marketing team is facilitating a meeting on Friday with all locales interested in organizing one, and creating social promotions.

Links to the folder and document on the Slack

The form to help us promote the events and plan for Friday’s meetings on Slack

Are you an experienced marketer?

If you have experience of researching or writing social media for organizations or brands, we have lots of tasks you can help with. Contact @webcommsat or @meher to get involved.

Next Meeting

Wednesday 16 September 2020, 14:00 UTC, in the Marketing Channel on Make WordPress Slack. 

Thank you everyone who has joined, attended, and updated the meeting, or contributed asynchronously in the last few days. 

How to get started?

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and still don’t know how to get started to contribute to the project, contact @webcommsat (@abhanonstopnewsuk on Slack) to get information about the next New Contributors Onboarding meeting.

Diary Dates

Thursday 10 September 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, on video conferencing and Slack for those unable to join on video. 

Thursday 17 September 2020, 17:00 UTC – Around the World quiz organized by @meher and promoting different cultures and countries in the WordPress community. Followed by a short virtual coffee break.

Ongoing Marketing Team work

Onboarding videos

We have made voice-over of “Set up a WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ and Slack account for the Make WordPress Channel” video on Macedonian, Norwegian, Turkish, Russian, English UK, English US, Serbian, German, Spanish (EU), Spanish (LA), Dutch. In progress: Bulgarian voiceover, captions for voiceover in Bangla and Gujarati.

You can participate: If your language isn’t on this list, we need your voice! Let’s make the start of a new contributor’s journey easier. Contact @OGlekler and @macgraphic to get involved.

Meetups Social Promotion

We’re promoting #WordPress Meetups that are helping improve understanding of how to use the platform, improve it further and participate in the community. If your 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. has an event open to a global audience that you want to share, use the #MakeWordPress hashtag #OnlineWPMeetup.

➤ Call for social media writers – Contact @lmurillom to get involved.
➤ Call for feedback from meetup organizers – If you are a meetup organizer, please fill the survey.

WPTranslation: International Translation Day, 30 September 2020

Call for social media writers and translators Contact @webcommsat (@abhanonstopnewsuk on Slack) to get involved.

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting 2 September 2020

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 and tasks on Trello after the meeting and send your updates. 

Meeting notes

Each week we have a contributor who has been with us for a while draft notes supported by one of the working groups. This is then worked on further by the wider group by Saturday morning and used to plan follow-ups, report back to linked teams, give feedback, and plan actions by the Monday 11 am UTC meeting.

We now have a rota of volunteers to help with this initial draft. We are increasingly writing our updates for team meetings in such a way that they make it easier to be used in our new system of notes and actions and simply copied to the draft notes.

A big thanks to @maedahbatool for doing last week’s notes. 

How can I help?

You can volunteer to be a note-taker for one of the future meetings. We currently have a rota. Please note that the initial draft is needed by the end of Friday each week.

Welcoming New Contributors and Guests

New Attendees Welcome Thread

Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

Celebrations

It’s time to celebrate and thank everyone for all their efforts which they’ve done during the last week.

  • WordPress 5.5.1 was released yesterday. Thanks to everyone who was involved and for marketing members who have been taking part in the marcomms, wider marketing and other areas of the release.
  • The July Report for WP Diverse Speaker Workshops
    We’ve been working with #WPDiversity in promoting these workshops and continue to work on social media posts and discussing messaging with the Diverse Speaker Team.
    Follow the hashtag #WPDiversity on Twitter and Facebook and retweet the posts to your networks.
  • A big shout out to @Dijana Muzhdeka for her great work on marketing tasks at the 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/. at Yoast on Friday. It was a pleasure working with you Dijana. She focused on social media preparation for our WordPress Release promotion.
    If your 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., 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. or organization is planning a WordPress contributor event for staff, come and chat to us about marketing tasks we could plan for you.
  • Thank you to all meetup organizers who are joining and getting their questions answered about their events.
    If you are a meetup organiser please do fill survey form and help us support our efforts with promoting and marketing online meetup events.
  • A huge shoutout to @nalininonstopnewsuk for stepping up and getting the meeting started and going while @webcommsat was scrambling to wrap up helping out contributors.
  • Thanks to everyone who helped out with all the work done on ongoing projects.

Task Updates – deadlines in the next six weeks

HelpHub Recategorization

Update provided by @webcommsat 

Trello Card 

Final comments on the feedback document which @mikerbg has been helping take us through.

The discussion during the meeting was about the place and organization of the newly created Q&A for WordPress 5.5 release. Full discussion

Staying connected and events activities

Poetry Challenge

Slack thread on poetry

This activity raise an interest but most participants was out of time limit, therefore:

New deadline for the poetry / lyrics challenge 24 September 2020. Get your creative energy running. Lots of time now for everyone to take part. Well done again to all who get their poem in for the initial deadline and we will give them a special certificate.

Rules reminder:

  • Minimum two verses (stanzas), maximum four 
  • Can be song lyrics, poem or guzzle
  • Can be in another language accompanied by an English translation
  • Can work on an entry individually or with one other person
  • Fun event

➤ If you want to participate in the Poetry Challenge, please submit the form before 24 September 2020, 17:00 UTC.

Collaboration

Link on the Slack

Well done to everyone who has been contributing across the collaboration session and everyone who has been working for a few hours during the day to work on 5.5, HelpHub and many other tasks. 

➤ Are you an experienced marketer with social media?

If you have experience of researching or writing social media for organizations or brands, we have lots of tasks you can help with. Contact @webcommsat or @meher to get involved.

Next Meeting

Wednesday 9 September 2020, 14:00 UTC, in the Marketing Channel on 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/.. Please check the diary dates for the coming week.

Thank you everyone who has joined, attended, and updated the meeting, or contributed asynchronously in the last few days. 

➤ How to get started?

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and still don’t know how to get started to contribute to the project, contact @webcommsat (@abhanonstopnewsuk on Slack) to get information about the next New Contributors Onboarding meeting.

Diary dates

Thursday 10 September 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, on video conferencing and Slack for those unable to join on video. 

Thursday 17 September 2020, 17:00 UTC – Around the World quiz organized by @meher and promoting different cultures and countries in the WordPress community. Followed by a short virtual coffee break.

Thursday 24 September 2020, 17:00 UTC — Closing date for Poetry Challenge submission.

Topics on which Marketing Team continue to work

Onboarding video

We made voice over of “Set up a WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ and Slack account for the Make WordPress Channel” videl on Macedonian, Norvegian, Turkish, Russian, English UK, English US, Serbian, German, Spanish (EU), Spanish (LA), Dutch. In progress: Bulgarian voiceover, captions for voiceover in Bagla and Gujarati.

You can participate
If your language isn’t on this list, we need your voice! Let’s make the start of a new contributor’s journey easier. Contact @OGlekler and @marks99 to get involved.

Meetups Social Promotion

We’re promoting #WordPress Meetups that are helping improve understanding of how to use the platform, improve it further and participate in the community. If your Meetup has an event open to a global audience which you want to share, use the #MakeWordPress hashtag #OnlineWPMeetup.

Call for social media writers – Contact @lmurillom to get involved.
Call for a feedback from meetup organizers – If you are a meetup organizer, please fill the survey.

WP Diverse Speaker Workshops promotion

The big work already was done in collaboration between two teams.

Call for social media writers
If you are interested in writing to promote diversity and bring new speakers on the WordPress stage, contact @lmurillom to get involved.

WordPress 5.5 promotion

This task includes: 

  • Q&A for Developers and User for HelpHub
  • Social media campaign
  • Materials for Meetup organizers

Call for technical writers who is staying in a loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. of WordPress development and SEO experience
Contact @webcommsat (@abhanonstopnewsuk on Slack) to get involved.

WPTranslation: International Translation Day 30 September 2020

Call for social media writers and translators
Contact @webcommsat (@abhanonstopnewsuk on Slack) to get involved.

Help promote the 2019 WordPress User Survey!

It is time for the 2019 WordPress User Survey, and the Marketing team is asking for your help in promoting the survey! We have compiled some content to promote the survey through social media, news blurbs, and news letters. We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the message through contributors and partner’s channels.

Newsletter copy businesses can use to promote the survey

We use WordPress everyday and so do you! The 2019 WordPress User Survey is a fantastic opportunity for all of us to influence the future of WordPress. We encourage you to take the survey and add your voice; whether you’re a user, developer, designer, content creator, or business owner! Take the survey here: https://wordpress.org/news/2019/11/2019-annual-survey/

Social Media blurbs for Survey takers 

Social Media blurbs for Community Organizers

Please feel free to come by the #marketing channel for any questions/comments/or just to say hello.

Marketing Meeting Notes – December 6, 2017

Marketing Team Vision

Our vision for the Marketing Team is to be the go-to resource for strategy and content for other WordPress teams.

Getting Involved

All are welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects:

Today’s Meeting

The marketing team has unified at WCUS. Here is the document for our meeting notes. Feel free to read the scroll back in Slack.

WCUS Outcome

  • No more subgroups, we are one unified group. 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. board collapsed into one entity. Thank you  to @mcdwayne and @annelieke who did this merging
  • To reiterate EVERYONE has the ability (AND PERMISSION) to make a Trello Card. We have instructions here: https://trello.com/c/GcNFAQ7x/32-welcome-heres-how-to-get-started
  • The projects from the former subgroups are still valid. We just want to continue to work and function as one team.
  • Be sure to subscribe to the Marketing Blog so you read our weekly updates. Our blog is at https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/
  • Reminder to us all to say and use make.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ on things and not just use the jargon “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 it easier for all who are not as up on jargon to follow along.

To Do List:

We have 4 main things at the moment:

  1. 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/. Suport: https://trello.com/c/wzvtWjzi/8-wcus-contributor-day-support
  2. The End User Persona card is something we are still working on. @Miker updated the card.  We have resources allocated to a formal WordPress User Persona Research project starting in January.  We are basing this on the persona research from the Nielsen Group.  @Miker will provide the results of this research as the project progresses. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YROsrDhUUNHMD0Ph9vdXteSympo2CcTMhHw0pD6H0lo/edit#heading=h.iy9n8zagee9w @harryjackson1221 is also currently working on this today
  3. There are a few pieces of content regarding WCUS teams that need to be merged. A post on our blog will be put together regarding this by @gidgy https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9wRJsOfSKgzbzFSYkRHZkZhM0U

Task of the Day: Getting word out about Make.WordPress.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11X21OcsrNI709QM7fpYKadEF5DMxFN8jC194LMGiNBA/edit

  1. Challenges include that the current naming is a mouthful and not self-explanatory to newcomers
  2. What should we call make.wordpress.org when we tell people that’s how you contribute?
  3. Perpetual Confusion between .org and .com is a consideration and a hurdle
  4. I Make WordPress.org stickers designed by @harryjackson1221 and distributed during WCUS  trying to help alleviate the confusion
  5. Messaging like this on Twitter by @jenblogs4u (in fact everyone Tweet it out!) is important “Do you #design, #develop or #blog in #WordPress? Did you know you can get the latest news, discover events and get involved with the #community at http://make.wordpress.org?” We cannot repeate this message too much https://twitter.com/JenBlogs4U/status/938444151821017088
  6. Vital Hashtag information: We all should be using #MakeWordPress and #Community is to get the other people seeing that tweet.
  7. This is a possible resource, but it’s a little hard to navigate https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2017/07/05/what-is-a-contributor-wordpress-contributors-speak-out/ that is where the making of a hanbook comes in. @Mcdwayne and @skarjune are on this https://wordpress.slack.com/team/U893BCC13
  8. We are writing copy that promotes make.wordpress.org to the general public (meaning people who want to contribute but don’t know where to start). @tlctara has volunteered to start this.
    1. @angelkiss might provide some graphics
    2. Needs to be language that doesn’t have too much jargon
    3. Must be newcomer friendly, but also understandable for “old timers” who are up on the jargon. So unless something is done to change the term/announce a change in term, leads will still use P2. Currently team reps like @gidgy have the experience that when they were newcomers that this term “confused me and made me feel left out and confused … made it harder to contribute and feel helpful” therefore let’s use new and old terms side-by-side to make all feel welcomed and to stay informed. For example, “Our marketing blog (A.K.A. the P2) recaps the work the marketing group of volunteers is tackline.”
    4. @newyorkerlaura suggested that we need a jargon guide for newcomers. @Mcdwayne made a Trello card for this. https://trello.com/c/kpXnCGls/96-wp-jargon-glossary-for-new-people
    5. Possible resources for several items above from WCUS 2017 website
      1. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day-info-resource-of-team-listing/
      2. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/2017/10/03/slack-101-connecting-with-other-wordcampers-on-slack/
    6. Photos taken from WCUS going to the Google Drive soon via @NewYorkerLaura

 

Notes taken by: @NewYorkerLaura

Meeting Attended by: @bridgetwillard @meher @NewYorkerLaura @skarjune @mcdwayne @maedahbatool @alicestill @harryjackson1221 @dhruvpandya @jenblogs4u @taraclaeys @miker @bseekins @chanthaboune @westcountymedia