Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, 11 July 2023

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

  • This meeting was organized on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ card #252 
  • Attendance:

Team News

WordPress Publications

WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ social media updates

  • Social Media stats
    • Per Brett McSherry:
      • Brett is out this week so there are no stats.

GitHub Issues

New Issues

  • Develop communications materials for Contributor Mentorship Pilot Program #253

Open Issues

This section highlights issues from the Marketing Team GitHub that had discussion in Slack during the week. This is not all of the open Marketing team issues.

  • Marketing Team management
    • Update Marketing Handbooks “Get Involved” pages to improve contribution process for Marketing contributors #169
      • This needs to happen before WCUS
    • Amplification request form #140
      • @sereedmedia will push and pull the request change made that week.
  • Cross-team collaboration
    • Promote the #feature-notifications team’s Notification survey #248
      • Needs attention
    • Help Training Team develop a strategic marketing plan for promoting Learn WordPress learning pathways amplify Community cross-team promotion Training #249
      • In progress but work not due until 2024
    • Celebrating Pride Month and WordPress Diversity #240
      • Should be wrapped up since june is over
    • Promote Helping to Documentation team with Mobile Apps docs #219
      • No progress on this yet.
  • WordPress Project marketing
    • Revising the Enterprise page on WordPress.org#244 (Discussion)
      • Please see https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/40/views/4?pane=issue&itemId=25781101
    • The Month in WordPress: June 2023 Edition #243
      • Draft will be shared soon
    • WP20 Book: Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress 2013-2023 #223
      • Will be closed soon
    • Showcase Guidelines and Content Moderation #221
      • weekly updates are happening in #website-redesign design about … the website redesign. The showcase is top of the list.
    • Get involved or Contribute tab for the About page — structure and the content #217
      • The content for it is almost complete and the contributor tool has been turned into a 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..

Closing Soon

  • Add ideas to the WP Campaigns Social Content Brainstorm doc #191
  • #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign #220 
  • People of WordPress: Allison D #234

Recently Closed

  • None

Open Floor

  • None

Next Steps

  • Our next meeting is 18 July, 2023 at 15:00 UTC.
  • GitHub card for the next meeting: https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/issues/254

Note: This post is backdated to the correct Notes posting date of July 17, 2023. Was published on September 29, 2023.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes, #team-reps

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, 13 June 2023

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

  • This meeting was organized on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ card #242
  • Attendance:

Team News

  • @sereedmedia @laurlittle and @meher will be co-leading the Marcomms team for the 6.4 WordPress Release Squad.
  • 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. @santanainniss is still out on leave.
  • 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’s 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/. was a great success, and many reported it being a lot of fun.
    • We had 11 new people join the #marketing team Slack on the day
  • There may be a WordCamp coming up in Valencia. Table leads from WCEU and WCSylhet volunteered to share experience.
  • Yoast Contributor Day in October
  • Share your thoughts on the marketing team coffee breaks concept: https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/issues/137
    • @sereedmedia proposed a new name for this: Coffee and Collaboration Session
    • The next coffee break will be on Thursday, 15 June, 2023 at 18:30 UTC.

WordPress Publications

WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ social media updates

  • WordPress Social Media Amplification #7
    • @jpantanichanged the name of this task to make the language a little bit more colloquial prior to WCEU. 
  • Social Media stats
    • WordPress again had a strong week this week. Highlighted by the positivity received from the WCEU event during the past week. We’ve been able to maintain high engagement scores from the past month at levels much higher than much of the spring season or even 2023 (around 4K average engagement in 2023 which is a 100%+ improvement for DotOrg social). This is partly due to the events for WP20 and WCEU and being so close together plus a strong commitment to focus on the events online with both in days leading up to the events and same-day posts themselves. Included in this was a live posting session during the WCEU Keynote event. The largest takeaway from the week is the success of WCEU campaigns. Even Twitter which has struggled to see positive gains this year with engagement following many of the changes to the platform in recent months had a 2.0% engagement rate during the WCEU event (2.1% average for all platforms).
    • The overall performance was strong from a campaign perspective. However, as discussed, the WCEU campaigns, and in particular, the WCEU Keynote event took the top 3 places for the strongest performances of the week. Those top performances took place during the live posting events for the Keynote over the weekend.
    • Here is a look at the numbers for the week:
      • Impressions: 449,732
      • Engagements: 8,315
      • Link clicks: 1,448
      • Engagement Rate: 1.8%

GitHub Issues

New Issues

  • Revising the Enterprise page on WordPress.org #244 (Discussion)
    • Inspired partially by the old GitHub ticket #22 that we finally were able to close, but also by the (unofficial, but attended by project leadership) enterprise day the day before WCEU started. Hopefully we can get some of those good ideas into the actual project!

Open Issues

  • Marketing Team management
    • Create single source of reference/FAQ for Make WordPress contributors working on GitHub #167
    • Adds marketing-specific issue templates #213 AND Amplification request form #140
      • This issue was moved forward and committed prior to our meeting this Thursday to discuss this issue. Need to move forward with this issue in agreement as a team.
  • Cross-team collaboration
    • Help create a plan for short form video on Tik Tok #114  AND Develop shortform video content and related copy with Learn Team #187 
      • We need to reconnect with Learn folks to move this project forward
    • Create revised content for GitHub repo Contributor Day Handbook (cross-team collab) #192
      • WCEU did a lot of work in this area, so we should coordinate with some of the organizers to help make this process even smoother for the next flagship camp
  • Project marketing
    • 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/ and Blogging Campaign #199 (Discussion)
      • This ticket can likely be re-activated because of the success of From Blogs to Blocks
    • Get involved or Contribute tab for the About page — structure and the content #217
      • @oglekler updated the document, feedback has begun. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team members are willing to help on contributor orientation tool. Can be ready for 6.3.
      • The new make.wordpress.org/contribute page was discussed in the #meta meeting last week

Closing Soon

  • Facilitate Make Team Coffee Break #23
    • Need to revise this as we revise the Coffee Break purpose and content. Should this information be in the Handbook as opposed to a GitHub ticket.
    • What do we like about other ones and what don’t we love?
    • We have been actively soliciting input on the Coffee Break for 7 months in this ticket https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/issues/137, so please add any of your ideas and thoughts there. This Facilitation ticket simply documents the facilitation process and it is no longer accurate.
  • Add ideas to the WP Campaigns Social Content Brainstorm doc #191
    • As we do not have an existing path for Contributor-generated content to be implemented on socials, this ticket is somewhat moot.

Recently Closed

  • The Month in WordPress: May 2023 Edition #226

Open Floor

  • From 6.3 release team: We would love to hear from you on the top 3 or so most important things/features that your team might want to highlight in release communications. We are currently working on the BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 announcement now, so if we could have your input by June 16th, that would be great.
  • From @sereedmedia: Very exciting how well the WordCamp contributor days are going! Special thanks to @rmartinezduque for all the extra work she did to make #WCEU accessible, for recruiting @samaldersen back onto the Marketing Team, and for always working transparently. 

Next Steps

Our next meeting is 20 June, 2023 at 15:00 UTC.

  • Marketing Team meeting and weekly planning #245

Note: This post is backdated to the correct Notes posting date of June 12, 2023. Was published on July 14, 2023. – SR

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes, #wp20, #wpphotos

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, 30 May 2023

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

  • This meeting was organized on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ card #236
  • Attendance:

Team News

  • #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign was a huge success! Kudos to the whole team behind the campaign! Remember: You can still participate. Sign the birthday card.
  • 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. @santanainniss is still out on leave.
  • 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/. is 8 June, 2023
    • @oglekler and @coachbirgit will be at coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. table. @rmartinezduque will be at marketing as table lead Emma Young will be at docs.
  • The next coffee break will be on Thursday, 1 June, 2023 at 18:0030 UTC.
    • We will be discussing how the Marketing Team can deepen our use of GitHub and its related tools.
    • Clarification on meeting time. It is 18:30 UTC.
    • Topic will be switched from GitHub process topic for WCEU prep.

WordPress Publications

WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ social media updates

  • Social Media stats
    • WordPress had a really positive week this week. It was expected to see an increase in impressions, with the added campaigns through the week but we actually far outperformed in the increase in engagements. We ran 24 hours of WordPress campaigns through Saturday in UTC hours, and as part of that, we had really strong engagement throughout the whole event. We gained 534 net-new followers over the week which was a 47.5% increase over the previous week. While we ran several types of campaigns throughout the week, our WP20 campaign took center stage and really was the strongest campaign all week.
    • The overall performance was strong from a campaign perspective. However, as discussed WP20 took the top 3 places for the strongest performances of the week. Most of these took place during the Saturday 24-hour campaigns.
    • Here is a look at the numbers for the week:
      • Impressions: 706,990
      • Engagements: 13,084
      • Link clicks: 2,726
      • Engagement Rate: 1.8%

GitHub Issues

Open Issues

  • Marketing Team management
    • Create single source of reference/FAQ for Make WordPress contributors working on GitHub #167
      • Needs cleanup for WCEU
      • Should not be on the list or have the “good first edition” tag
    • Update Marketing Handbooks “Get Involved” pages to improve contribution process for Marketing contributors #169
      • Needs attention pre-WCEU
      • Suggested to work on in collaboration session
    • Adds marketing-specific issue templates #213 AND Amplification request form #140
      • We will be discussing this ticket tomorrow at the Coffee Break 18:30 UTC
    • Collect and create materials for Marketing Team Contributor tables at WordCamps #229
      • This needs attention pre-WCEU
  • Cross-team collaboration
    • Help develop topics and create marketing content for Make WordPress Developer Blog #171
      • Collaborator volunteer, suggested to add ideas to GitHub card
    • WPPhotos campaign and the different ways to contribute #178 AND Capturing Marketing Photos for the WordPress Photo Directory #189
      • Created separate issues for the WPPhotos campaign:
        • Main one/Macro: [Ongoing] WordPress Photo Directory Social Campaign – #WPPhotos
        • Help amplify #WPPhotos content links to WordPress Social Media Amplification #7
        • Collect #WPPhotos stories links to Share and help collect #WPPhotos stories #238
        • Help write social posts links to WPPhotos Social Content Contribution Guide #239
        • Capture Marketing photos links to Capturing Marketing Photos for the WordPress Photo Directory #189
        • New label is WPPhotos: https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/labels/WPPhotos
      • Identify and update/create single page clarifying structure of WordPress 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 and theme ecosystem #179
        • Could be related to that interactive map mentioned in Open Floor at 23 May meeting
      • Develop a 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. for WordPress dashboard to offer Mobile app installation #201
        •  May do patch proposal after WCEU
      • Tide Promotion #207
        • Need to talk with the Tide team sometime after the WCEU. They are working by themselves, and we need to convey the potential value and outcome of the campaign.
        • There is background on Tide promotion, may be in old GH card.
  • Project marketing:
    • Get involved or Contribute tab for the About page — structure and the content #217
      • This also has a lot of updates. @oglekler is getting this into 6.3 as core triage lead.
    • WP20 Book: Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress 2013-2023 #223
      • The repo will continue to be open for PRs, issues etc.
    • The Month in WordPress: May 2023 Edition #226
    • People of WordPress – Stefano Cassone #233
      • Card has been updated and the post was published on May 31. Link has been shared with Brett and Reyes for social media promotion. Will close the GitHub issue once the Italian translation is published and the link added to the News post.
    • People of WordPress: Allison D #234
      • Follow-ups have been sent.
    • People of WordPress: Ryan K #235
      • If anyone wants to help with this, do add a note on the GitHub card.

Closing Soon

  • Add ideas to the WP Campaigns Social Content Brainstorm doc #191
    • Needs to be revised to not be specific to drafting content but to campaign concepts, integrated marketing opportunities, etc.

Recently Closed

  • Five for the Future Email Template for Contributors #18 

Open Floor

  • From @sereedmediaSign the WordPress Birthday card! 
  • From @oglekler:
  • can create some WordPress map :world_map: to collect, categorize and make easier to navigate all WordPress projects. For example, right now I am attending a 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. about WordPress Playground. And we have separate projects, and sites, and locales etc. So, no sitemap will make an overview about the whole WordPress project, and sometimes it isn’t easy to find something or even know that it exists. So I am wondering if we can have some nice looking navigation tool, it will be cool to have it in part game view with ability to switch off gamification. Things to cover: underscore theme and other official themes, official plugins, wp-cliWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/, mobile applications, Rosetta sites, official social media, 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/ time, Developer blog etc.

Next Steps

Our next meeting is 06 June, 2023 at 15:00 UTC.

  • Marketing Team meeting and weekly planning #237

Note: This post is backdated to the correct Notes posting date of June 5, 2023. Was published on July 14, 2023. – SR

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, 23 May 2023

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

  • This meeting was organized on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ card #230
  • Attendance:

Team News

  • We are on DAY 16 of the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign!
  • 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. @Santana.Inniss is still out on leave. Team Rep @Robin is also out this week.
  • The Marketing Table at WC Sylhet 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/. was a big success! Welcome new contributors!
  • Revising the Coffee Break. Please leave your input in GitHub #137

WordPress Publications

WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ social media updates

  • Social Media stats
    • WordPress continued to hold steady this week. We gained 362 net-new followers over the week and saw some good results from individual platforms such as Instagram and LinkedIn. Twitter continued to see losses (-258) as more people slowly moved away from the platform. Despite Twitter, we actually saw some strong individual performances on the other platforms, which makes me excited to see them.
    • The overall performance was strong from a campaign perspective. We saw 2 different campaigns reach the top 3 overall for WordPress. Campaigns such as WP 6.2.2 announcement post on the release and the WordPress News campaign had the strongest performances for the week.
    • Here is a look at the numbers for the week:
      • Impressions: 524,478
      • Engagements: 7,580
      • Link clicks: 2,046
      • Engagement Rate: 1.4%

GitHub Issues

New Issues

  • > Start Here! Marketing Team Contributor Table for 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. Sylhet, Bangladesh 20 May 2023 #231
    • This ticket was for WC Sylhet management. As that is over, we can use the text on the generic contributor day materials.

Open Issues

  • Marketing Team management
    • Create single source of reference/FAQ for Make WordPress contributors working on GitHub #167
      • Proposed to discuss this ticket at the Coffee Break collaboration session on 01 June, 2023.
    • Update Marketing Handbooks “Get Involved” pages to improve contribution process for Marketing contributors #169
      • This ticket can also be part of the Coffee Break collaboration session on 01 June, 2023.
      • Adds marketing-specific issue templates #213 AND Amplification request form #140
    • Collect and create materials for Marketing Team Contributor tables at WordCamps #229
      • We can bring the WCSylhet ticket text into this ticket, as an example of a Contributor Day ticket.
    • Prepare and post Marketing Team update for Updates channel #228
      • Not yet completed, on hold til after #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign
  • Cross-team collaboration
    • Create revised content for GitHub repo Contributor Day Handbook (cross-team collab) #192
      • Can also be for our 01 June 2023 Coffee Break collaboration session.
    • Promote Helping to Documentation team with Mobile Apps docs #219
      • Current status: In the GH issue (linked above) I outlined the steps that we need to take. The first step is figuring out if we need a different structure. They’re currently in FAQ format. After that, a content review needs to happen to outline what needs updating. If we can get started on figuring out the structure, we can move this along a lot quicker
  • Project marketing:
    • Leveraging marketing strategies to eclipse WordPress competitors #202 (Discussion)
      • Suggested this could be a Community Summit discussion
      • Get involved or Contribute tab for the About page — structure and the content #217
        • Ticket author @oglekler expects this can go live in 6.3. She will be updating a Doc to match the proposed patch so we can work on the text.
      • #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign #220
        • We have been getting some great participation from the community and there is lots of love for the campaign on social media!! Reminder to team and contributors to participate.
      • Showcase Guidelines and Content Moderation #221
        • Updates requested but not available.
      • WP20 Book: Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress 2013-2023 #223
        • Updates requested but not available.
      • Grow Your Story: Phase II #222
        • @jpantani is looking for others to collaborate on this initiative. It was suggested to add some steps or tasks to the GH issue to make it clearer what needs to be done.

Closing Soon

  • Five for the Future Email Template for Contributors #18
    • Official rep for FFTF is Hari Shanker. He has captured the ticket content and noted the docs 1 and 2. FFTF may be revisted in Q3 or Q4 2023.
  • Add ideas to the WP Campaigns Social Content Brainstorm doc #191
    • Needs to be updated to be ideas doc, not content writing and turned into a GitHub issues instead of a doc.

Open Floor

  • From @sereedmedia: If you are a marketing team contributor, please participate in #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks! It’s actually quite fun, and it’s bringing the community together.
  • From @oglekler:
  • can create some WordPress map :world_map: to collect, categorize and make easier to navigate all WordPress projects. For example, right now I am attending a 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. about WordPress Playground. And we have separate projects, and sites, and locales etc. So, no sitemap will make an overview about the whole WordPress project, and sometimes it isn’t easy to find something or even know that it exists. So I am wondering if we can have some nice looking navigation tool, it will be cool to have it in part game view with ability to switch off gamification. Things to cover: underscore theme and other official themes, official plugins, wp-cliWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/, mobile applications, Rosetta sites, official social media, 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/ time, Developer blog etc.

Next Steps

Our next meeting is 30 May, 2023 at 15:00 UTC.

  • Marketing Team meeting and weekly planning #236

Note: This post is backdated to the correct Notes posting date of May 29, 2023. Was published on July 14, 2023. – SR

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Day 20: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

An animated gif of the words "Congratulations on 20 years! Happy Birthday WordPress. Love, The WordPress Community", written in white, with Happy Birthday in a tint of red. The image has a light blue background with festive dots in WordPress colors and animated stars and squiggles.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WORDPRESS!

Today is May 27, 2023 and the 20th Anniversary of WordPress! It is also the final day of #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks, our campaign celebrating 20 Years of WordPress and the WordPress community. Thank you to everyone who has participated or will participate, and to all of you who make WordPress in a million different ways, every day.


WordPress was officially launched on May 27, 2003. Four months earlier, future WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg had posted about “The Blogging Software Dilemma” on his b2 blog, which caught the attention of WordPress’s other future co-founder Mike Little. Code was forked, a name was bestowed, and a beautiful open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project was born.

Check out more WordPress history in Milestones, the WordPress book


Prompt 20/20

Blog: Sign the WordPress birthday card! Wish WordPress a happy birthday in the comments below.

Develop: Sign the WordPress birthday card! Wish WordPress a happy birthday in the comments below.

Design: Sign the WordPress birthday card! Wish WordPress a happy birthday in the comments below.

Photograph: Sign the WordPress birthday card! Wish WordPress a happy birthday in the comments below.

Contribute: Sign the WordPress birthday card! Wish WordPress a happy birthday in the comments below.

Note: You can share context in your comment if you like, but don’t forget to include the link as specified in each prompt.

Do you have more questions about how to participate? Let us know in the #marketing Slack channel or on the FAQ page.

Share a comment on this post or any of the Previous Prompts to have your participation in #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks acknowledged by the Make WP Marketing team. Folx who share an action on all 20 posts before WordCamp US in August 2023 will get an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment.

Previous Prompts

Contributors to the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign include: @ninianepress, @ngreennc, @nomadskateboarding, @santanainniss, @sereedmedia, @courane01, @meaganhanes, @costdev, @felix, @joen, @boogah, @quizzycal, @tobifjellner, @annezazu, @psykro, @flixos90, @rmartinezduque, @estelaris, @oglekler.

#from-blogs-to-blocks, #happy-birthday-wordpress, #matt, #mike, #milestones

Day 19: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

It’s Day 19 of the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign, twenty days of celebrating WordPress and the WordPress community leading up to the 20th Anniversary of WordPress. This is the last day of prompts before the official WordPress birthday on May 27, 2023!

Do you have more questions about how to participate? Let us know in the #marketing Slack channel or on the FAQ page.

Prompt 19/20

Blog: If you could have one wish for WordPress granted, what would it be? Post your response on a WordPress website and link it in the comments.

Develop: Triage an issue with a milestone for 6.3 in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.. Post a link to your work in the comments.

Design: Create and submit a Block Pattern to the WordPress Block Pattern Directory. Once your Pattern is approved and published in the public directory, share its link in the comments.

Photograph: Download #WP20 selfie props or other WordPress 20th Anniversary swag from the official #WP20 website and take a picture of yourself with them! Share your pic(s) on your preferred social media and share the link to your post in the comments.

Contribute: Share a memory of your favorite WordPress moment, a picture of your favorite WordPress swag, or your favorite track from the #WP20 Jazz Playlist on your preferred platform. TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post. your post #WP20 and link to it in the comments. (Extra credit: Find the #WP20 celebration closest to you and join that 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. group.)

Note: You can share context in your comment if you like, but don’t forget to include the link as specified in each prompt.

Feel free to make your own WordPress-focused action that works for you, or browse the previous prompts. Anyone who shares at least one action as a comment on a #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks post before or on May 27 will have the achievement acknowledged by the Marketing team. Folx who share an action on all 20 posts before WordCamp US in August 2023 will get an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment.

Previous Prompts

Contributors to the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign include: @ninianepress, @ngreennc, @nomadskateboarding, @santanainniss, @sereedmedia, @courane01, @meaganhanes, @costdev, @felix, @joen, @boogah, @quizzycal, @tobifjellner, @annezazu, @psykro, @flixos90, @rmartinezduque, @estelaris, @oglekler.

#6-3, #block-pattern-directory, #from-blogs-to-blocks

Day 18: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

This is Day 18 of the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign, twenty days of celebrating WordPress and the WordPress community leading up to the 20th Anniversary of WordPress. We are quickly approaching the end of our countdown!

Do you have more questions about how to participate? Let us know in the #marketing Slack channel or on the FAQ page.

Prompt 18/20

Blog: Download the WordPress Mobile app and post a post from the app about your experience posting from the app. Post a link to your post in the comments.

Develop: Explore the WordPress Mobile GitHub and follow some repositories. (Extra credit: Contribute to an active issue.) Post a link to the repos you’ve followed (and/or your work) in the comments.

Design: Redesign the landing page for the WordPress Mobile Apps. Go wild. Share your creation wherever you like (website, social media, digital art account, etc.), tag it #WP20, and post the link in the comments.

Photograph: Take a picture of someone using a mobile device or a stock-photo style picture of a mobile device(s). (Extra credit: Include a WordPress element!) Submit it to the WordPress Photo Directory. Once it’s approved, share the link to your photo in the comments.

Contribute: Check out the post from the Mobile team Contribute to the Future of the WordPress App and find a way you can contribute to the WordPress Mobile App (such as creating documentation on WordPress.org or helping in the mobile support forums). Comment on that post with your feedback (or your contribution plans), then link to your comment below.

Note: You can share context in your comment if you like, but don’t forget to include the link as specified in each prompt.

Feel free to make your own WordPress-focused action that works for you, or browse the previous prompts. Anyone who shares at least one action as a comment on a #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks post before or on May 27 will have the achievement acknowledged by the Marketing team. Folx who share an action on all 20 posts before WordCamp US in August 2023 will get an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment.

Previous Prompts

Contributors to the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign include: @ninianepress, @ngreennc, @nomadskateboarding, @santanainniss, @sereedmedia, @courane01, @meaganhanes, @costdev, @felix, @joen, @boogah, @quizzycal, @tobifjellner, @annezazu, @psykro, @flixos90, @rmartinezduque.

#contribution, #from-blogs-to-blocks, #mobile, #wpphotos

Day 17: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

Welcome, WordPressers! It is Day 17 of the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign, twenty days of celebrating WordPress and the WordPress community leading up to the 20th Anniversary of WordPress. Are you playing along? Remember, you’ve got time.

Do you have more questions about how to participate? Let us know in the #marketing Slack channel or on the FAQ page.

Prompt 17/20

Blog: Tell us about your first or favorite contribution to WordPress. If you haven’t officially contributed yet, tell us what are you hoping to contribute in the future. Post your response on a WordPress website and link it in the comments!

Develop: Find an issue that needs testing in Core Trac or in the Gutenberg GitHub repo. Test it, patch it, or otherwise move the issue along. Post a link to your work in the comments.

Design: Create a conceptual redesign of any page on make.wordpress.org. You can use the existing WordPress style guide or go your own way. Share your creation wherever you like (website, social media, digital art account, etc.), tag it #WP20, and post the link in the comments.

Photograph: Submit a photo of how you stay motivated and inspired to continue contributing to WordPress. Submit it to the WordPress Photo Directory. Once it’s approved, share the link to your photo in the comments (if your picture has faces, post it on social and link to that).

Contribute: Check out the FSE Program Testing Call #23: Rapid Revamp and walk through the test as outlined. Provide your test results on that post, then link to your feedback comment below.

Note: You can share context in your comment if you like, but don’t forget to include the link as specified in each prompt.

Feel free to make your own WordPress-focused action that works for you, or browse the previous prompts. Anyone who shares at least one action as a comment on a #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks post before or on May 27 will have the achievement acknowledged by the Marketing team. Folx who share an action on all 20 posts before WordCamp US in August 2023 will get an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment.

Previous Prompts

Contributors to the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign include: @ninianepress, @ngreennc, @nomadskateboarding, @santanainniss, @sereedmedia, @courane01, @meaganhanes, @costdev, @felix, @joen, @boogah, @quizzycal, @tobifjellner, @annezazu, @psykro, @flixos90, @rmartinezduque.

#contribution, #core, #from-blogs-to-blocks, #fse, #make-wordpress-org, #testing

Day 16: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

If you can believe it, today is Day 16 of the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign, twenty days of celebrating WordPress and the WordPress community leading up to the 20th Anniversary of WordPress. Only four days of prompts left!

Do you have more questions about how to participate? Let us know in the #marketing Slack channel or on the FAQ page.

Prompt 16/20

Blog: Tell us your hopes (or fears) for the future of AI in WordPress. Post your response on a WordPress website and link it in the comments.

Develop: Read the post Let’s talk: WordPress Core & Artificial Intelligence from the #core team and share your thoughts in the comments of that post. Link to your response in the comments below. (Extra credit: Join #core and #core-editor on MakeWP 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/..)

Design: Use a visual AI generator to create an inclusive WordPress-themed image, then enhance it with your own designs. Share your creation wherever you like (website, social media, digital art account, etc.), tag it #WP20, and post the link in the comments.

Photograph: Take a picture of a subject that you think could never be enhanced or augmented with AI. Submit it to the WordPress Photo Directory. Once it’s approved, share the link to your photo in the comments (if it has faces in it, post it on social and link to that).

Contribute: Download an AI-based plugin from the WordPress Plugin Repo and test it out. Post your thoughts on your preferred social media account and share a link to your post in the comments. (Extra credit: Rate and review the 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 in the repo.)

Note: You can share context in your comment if you like, but don’t forget to include the link as specified in each prompt.

Feel free to make your own WordPress-focused action that works for you, or browse the previous prompts. Anyone who shares at least one action as a comment on a #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks post before or on May 27 will have the achievement acknowledged by the Marketing team. Folx who share an action on all 20 posts before WordCamp US in August 2023 will get an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment.

Previous Prompts

Contributors to the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign include: @ninianepress, @ngreennc, @nomadskateboarding, @santanainniss, @sereedmedia, @courane01, @meaganhanes, @costdev, @felix, @joen, @boogah, @quizzycal, @tobifjellner, @annezazu, @psykro, @flixos90, @rmartinezduque.

#ai, #from-blogs-to-blocks

Day 15: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

Wow. Today is Day 15 of the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign, twenty days of celebrating WordPress and the WordPress community leading up to the 20th Anniversary of WordPress.

Do you have more questions about how to participate? Let us know in the #marketing Slack channel or on the FAQ page.

Prompt 15/20

Blog: Share a WordPress tip or trick that has made your life easier. Post your response on a WordPress website and link it in the comments.

Develop: Triage a critical core Trac ticket. Post a link to your work in the comments.

Design: Take a WordPress function and create some word art. Share your creation wherever you like (website, social media, digital art account, etc.), tag it #WP20, and post the link in the comments.

Photograph: Gather a few of your favorite WordPress community photos – WordCamps, meetups, hackathons, etc. – and share them in this 20 Years of WordPress public photo pool (or share them on your social accounts). Link to your picture(s) in the comments.

Contribute: Draft three potential 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. talk ideas and post them in the #diverse-speaker-support channel. (If you’re not in Make WP 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/. yet, join here.) Tell us you’ve done it in the comments.

Note: You can share context in your comment if you like, but don’t forget to include the link as specified in each prompt.

Feel free to make your own WordPress-focused action that works for you, or browse the previous prompts. Anyone who shares at least one action as a comment on a #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks post before or on May 27 will have the achievement acknowledged by the Marketing team. Folx who share an action on all 20 posts before WordCamp US in August 2023 will get an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment.

Previous Prompts

Contributors to the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign include: @ninianepress, @ngreennc, @nomadskateboarding, @santanainniss, @sereedmedia, @courane01, @meaganhanes, @costdev, @felix, @joen, @boogah, @quizzycal, @tobifjellner, @annezazu, @psykro, @flixos90, @rmartinezduque.

#diverse-speaker-support, #from-blogs-to-blocks