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.


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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

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Notes: Global Marketing Team, 23 February 2022

Encouraging asynchronous contributions

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to the Slack thread. This will help you join in the discussions and to get help to get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome, Introduction

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

2. Getting To Know Each Other

  1. Meeting attendees can be viewed via this Slack Thread with WordPress IDs
  2. Social question of the week: “ What is the book you would recommend to others and why?” You can add your response and read what other participants shared via this Slack thread (link). 

3. Notes from The Last Meeting

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

4. Projects and Task Updates

Here are the outlined updates:

4a)  Polyglots Newsletter

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk 

Slack Thread Link 

  • @nao published the Polyglots Monthly Newsletter: February 2022 earlier this week – props to everyone who made valuable contributions. 
  • If your locale has a news page on your site where 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/ news stories are or could be translated, please share the details on this form. This will help future polyglot and WordPress Translation Day contributions. There are details and more contribution opportunities in the newsletter.

4b) Social Media 

 Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link 

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

  • Performance : Our audience across all networks grew by 989 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,032,867 followers.
    • Impressions: 1,431,415
    • Engagements: 6,639
    • Link clicks: 2,422
    • Messages received: 1,485

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 

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link 

  • The team’s new GitHub main marketing board is ready for adding campaigns, now conveniently in one central location.
  • We encourage all who can to get involved. As long as you have a GitHub account, you should be able to add comments to cards on this board as well as take part in meeting planning in the weekly Marketing meeting discussion

4d) WPDiversity

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

5) Important Dates

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link 

  • Reminder for the bi-weekly Coffee break on Thursday 24 February 2022 at 18:30 UTC. It is an event held by the Make Marketing team and an opportunity to meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.
  • Check out the Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities  
    • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar on your own.
    • If you have difficulties or a need to embed our calendar into other tools, please share this and we will try to help. 
  • Important upcoming dates are in this dedicated post.
  • The global marketing meeting will continue to take place on Wednesdays at 15:00 UTC going forward. If you are unable to make the meeting live due to your timezone, you are very welcome to contribute to it asynchronously.

6) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link 

  • @eidolonnight: call for any task and projects updates for this week not covered. 
  • @nalininonstopnewsuk Thanked those who participated in the prior week’s celebrations of the team and sending messages in of their favorite memories of contributing. It is hoped to produce a post using these messages to encourage attendees at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. in Porto in June 2022. 

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 2 March 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the Make WordPress #marketing channel on Slack. To contribute to the next meeting’s agenda join in the discussion on GitHub.

#marketing-team #meeting-notes

#learnwp, #wpdiversity

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Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 16 February 2022

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

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome, introduction

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

2. Getting to know the team and help to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: 15 participants can be reviewed via this (Slack Thread with WordPress IDs)
  2. Social question of the week: “When did you discover WordPress?” See participant responses via this Slack thread (link).

3. Notes from the Last Meeting

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings!

4. Project Updates

We have a few today! These are the outlined updates:

4a) Monthly 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. Organiser Newsletter

Updates via  @anjanavasan

Slack Thread Link

4b) Social Media 

 Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

  • We have an open task for those who would like to help grow our social presence: WordPress Social Media Amplification
  • Performance : Our audience across all networks grew by 947 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,031,984 followers.
    • Impressions: 1,006,011
    • Engagements: 5,606
    • Link clicks: 2,109
    • Messages received: 1,345

4c) Learn WordPress

Updates via @dansoschin

Slack Thread Link

4d) GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Updates 

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • For those new to the team, we are migrating our project management system to the main WordPress organisation on GitHub. We have been sending messages out to task coordinators to request task updates and for document links to be moved. If you are unsure of what is needed, please contact @nalininonstopnewsuk @lmurillom @meher or @webcommsat and we can show you.
  • Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far to help with training in small groups on GitHub.
  • If anyone is having difficulty with their GitHub account when trying to add a comment to a card, please make contact. It will help if you can give your GitHub ID and the link to the card.
  • The how to use 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. page has been removed from the Handbook. If anyone would like to help with the documentation for GitHub or the testing of new features we are wanting to use, please do volunteer.
  • We continue to encourage involvement from the team in the weekly meeting planning. You can join the discussions on GitHub in the internal comms discussion area.
  • After each meeting, there will be a new discussion open for the following week. There is already a discussion for next week’s meeting on on 23rd Feburary 2022. You can also find links to the weekly meetings on the Marketing Tasks board

4e) WPDiversity

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

  • @lmurillom is working on the text for secondary channels (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @wordpressevents) and will share the schedule and update the card on GitHub
  • @eidolonnight will queue up the posts and image(s) for the official WordPress handles.

4f) News redesign

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

5) WordPress Marketing Team Celebration

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link

  • On 17 February 2022 at 3.00pm UTC (10am EST / 7am PST / 8.30pm IST) join the WordPress Marketing Team Celebration for outgoing and incoming team reps, as well as all the contributors that have contributed to the Make Marketing Team since its creation in 2014. 

6) Diary dates

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link

7) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 23rd February, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

#marketing-team #meeting-notes

#learnwp, #wpdiversity

Agenda: Global Marketing Team, 16 February 2022

Join the team at 15:00 UTC in the Marketing channel on the Make WordPress Slack. Async contribution is welcome too.

Also join us for the celebration of the Marketing Team, a thank you to our retiring and previous team reps, and a welcome to our new reps on Thursday 17 February 2022 at 15:00 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. Getting to know the team and help to take part
    a. Participants live and async.
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notes from the Last Meeting
    https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2022/02/14/notes-global-marketing-meeting-09-february-2022/
    Volunteer call for notetakers.
  4. Project Updates
    a. Monthly 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
    b. Social media
    c. Learn WordPress
    d. 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/ migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. update
    e. #WPDiversity
    f. News redesign
  5. WordPress Marketing Team Celebration
    This will be on 17 February 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Let the team know if you will be able to join. A link to the video link will be shared in the channel before the event.
    Join us at the WordPress Marketing Team Celebration for outgoing and incoming team reps, as well as all the contributors that have contributed to the Make Marketing Team since its creation in 2014!
  6. Diary/Calendar Dates
    Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  7. Open Floor

If you have any additions in mind, please comment below. We’ll see you Wednesday!

#weekly-meetings #meeting-agenda

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing meeting, 24 November 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.

Link to the start of the meeting on the Marketing Slack to help with an async contribution.

1. Welcome, introduction

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

A. Pending Notes

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

We are updating the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this. 

Thank you to @majaloncar and @femkreations who have stepped in and volunteered to do notes for 3 November 2021 and 17th November 2021.

Rota for Drafting Notes:

Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed.

After every meeting, we now add a link to the Slack meeting at the top of the weekly agenda on the P2 (make Marketing Team blog).

Notes are a summary of the main points in the meeting.  Read more about notes in this slack thread.

4. Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. Elections

  • We are continuing our call for team reps for 2022 for the Marketing team. 
  • Thanks to everyone who contributed, edited, made suggestions, and asked questions relating to our follow-up post.
  • Josepha and Chloe confirmed the election cycle for all teams will be yearly, and that existing team reps across teams stand afresh if they would like to, for the role. 
  • As we have some fairly newly appointed team reps in marketing, following previous requests for nominating people in the team, we would like to thank them too for their energy and hope they will consider standing.
  • A list of answers to questions regarding Team Rep Elections can be found in this Slack thread by @webcommsat.

If you would like to stand or nominate someone in the team who you feel would be a good team rep, you can do so in comments on the post or speak to one of the existing team reps. We have also been holding drop-in sessions if anyone has any questions.

a. General

Updates from: @EidolonNight 

  • For awareness rather than a request for anything, planning for WordCamp Europe 2022 is underway
  • With 5.9 delayed, that means that our next big event is State of the Word on 14 December 2021. There will be some organic and paid content going out on the WordPress profiles for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. If you spot any of it, please like, share, comment, etc.
  • State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/.: The current posts to share and pull messaging from are: The announcement post (this is where the stream will be posted when live) and this is post for anyone attending live

B. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.

Update from: @webcommsat and @marybaum

  • The About page/ help page bug scrub/ check-in has also changed from Mondays 19:00 UTC to 20:30. The full bug scrub schedule.
  • The revised schedule for 5.9. Please do read this. We will be continuing to work on items for 5.9.
  • With 5.9 delayed, that means that our next big event is State of the Word on 14 December. It’d be great to do the usual social amplification: sharing the post on your personal social profiles, sharing on the Make Marketing profiles, etc. There will be some organic and paid content going out on the WordPress profiles for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. If you spot any of it, please like, share, comment, etc.

C. Social Media Promotion

Update from: @lmurillom

Thanks for sharing #OnlineWPMeetup and other posts! Please engage/amplify:

  • This week’s Online WP 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. Roundup on LinkedIn
  • FSE Hallway Hangouts promo on LinkedIn
  • #WPDiversity Promo for  27 November

Actions:

D. Promotions

6. Collaborations

  • For anyone who has not seen our collaborations items for today, copy them over to this area too. We have a dedicated collaboration/ drop-in time for anyone who is stuck/ has questions after the main meeting, starting at 15:00 UTC.
  • Next week during part of the meeting and in our dedicated collaboration slot at 15:00 UTC, we will be spending some time on a video call looking at the board draft for the contributor ladder, as we know this time is not suitable for everyone with different time zones.
  • Today, we will be continuing with the Learn WordPress collaboration from last week.
  • Continued with the Learn WordPress collaboration from last week. Link to the collaboration Doc can be found in this slack thread.

7. Diary Dates

Next Marketing Team Meeting

  • Wednesday 17 November, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.
  • Does your task need some time in the future agenda? Contact @meher and @webcommsat in the #marketing channel on Slack.

➤ How to get started?

  • We have a number of new contributors shadowing at the moment. Please do let us know if you would like some help.
  • If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and would like some extra help to get started to contribute to the project, contact @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld for information on future Contributors Onboarding events.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 10 November 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.

Link to the start of the meeting on the Marketing Slack to help with an async contribution.

1. Welcome, introduction

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this. 

A reminder to check the draft notes (link can be found in this slack thread) is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to help the team include everyone. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to show where we need extra contributors and how we are having an impact on the work requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

Contributor opportunity:

  • Would you like to help source the weekly agenda links and information from other teams – these are the links that have potential promotion opportunities or which we have been asked to assist with? 

D) GitHub

  • Sessions on how to use this and to help those writing the how to material/ wiki are being planned.
  • Next practical session will be GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/: we have had no date matches in people’s availability. We will run a poll instead for two dates and pick the one most people can do.
  • This session is hoped to be focused on those new to using GitHub. 
  • You will need a GitHub account set up and available to use in the online video session. 
  • Please do start using our GitHub if you are comfortable with using the software Mapping tasks board

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

For awareness and potential promotions. Many of these links will be useful for work on marcomms for 5.9 

[Latest Update as of 24-11-2021]

  • WPDiversity:
    Update from @lmurillom: We are working on the promos for the November 17 and 27 events! If you want to follow this task, take a look at this Github link. Please also follow the #WPDiversity hashtag on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook so you can engage with the posts.
  • Month in WordPress, October 2021. Thanks to contributions from marketing.
    • 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, November 2021 – @EidolonNight  mentioned that the due / target date for any material submissions was 11 November 2021. The email was sent on 15 November 2021.

c) Design team

  • Proposals for improvement of background editor (2 Nov 21). Comments invited.
  • As the development of the Gutenberg editor progresses, new features are being considered in how they can be intuitive for users and support their workflows. If you use the Gutenberg editor regularly, please read this article and share your thoughts.
  • Feedback invited on discussion: how to show and access new features in the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor (Gutenberg). Read more on this link.

Action / Contributor opportunities:

Contributors needed to support WordPress Translation Day 2021 organizers editing and subtitling videos, working on interview write-ups, and photo editing. 

e) Training Team, cross-working with Marketing and Learn.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/

  • A sprint is taking place in the Training channel on the Make WordPress Slack on 10-12 November, 2021 to explore a dedicated volunteer program for the Training team, similar to the Deputy program in the Community Team – comments from the Marketing and Community collaboration have been shared on this post. 
  • This program is similar to Community Team’s deputies, but specific to the needs of LearnWordPress. Contributor opportunity
  • Workshop/ lesson plan feedback/ queries sent to Training, awaiting final information for Marketing to prepare social media promotions. Contributor opportunities

5) Follow-ups/ discussions

  1. Team reps nominations promotions
    Read more in this slack thread.
  1. Ongoing discussions/ follow-up to the contributor ladder workshop.
    More details can be found in this slack thread.

6) Any other Marketing Team business

A) People of WordPress (POW)

Action / Contributor Opportunity:

  • Please can you update the spreadsheet or the GitHub on any tasks you have or if you have got stuck. 
  • Contact @lmurillom and @webcommsat in the main #marketing channel on Slack

B) Social Media Promotions

Update by @lmurillom:

  • Thanks to everyone who shared social posts this and last week, including Meetups and #WPDiversity
  • You can find updates on GitHub in the Rolling Tasks  and Mapping Tasks boards and on the Meetups and FSE repositories.

Actions:

7) Diary dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Update as of 24-11-2021:

The Marketing Team Reps for the year 2022 Nominations post has been published. More information can be found at this link.

If anyone has any questions on 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. nominations or wants some help with the contributing ladder follow-ups, do reach out to current team reps @webcommsat and @yvettesonneveld in the main #marketing slack channel.

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 17 November, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

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

➤ How to get started?

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

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

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing meeting, 6 October 2021

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

1. Welcome, introduction

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

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

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

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

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

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

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

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

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

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

Update sent from: @annezazu, @hellofromtonya

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

B. Community

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

C. Documentation Team updates

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

D. Polyglot-related marketing

Update via: @evarlese, @webcommsat, @EidolonNight 

D. Training team and LearnWP

Update sent from: @courane01

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

5. Collaboration/Discussion

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

Tasks

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

6. Any other Marketing Team business

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

Update from: @lmurillom 

Actions:

  1. Onboarding Videos 
  • No update on new translations.

Action/ volunteer opportunity: 

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

Update from: @webcommsat, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk

Action/ Volunteer opportunity:

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

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

Update from: @courane01, @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat

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

7. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

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

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 29 September 2021

Thanks to @femkreations for stepping in to do these notes.

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

1. Welcome & introduction

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

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

You will find the latest notes in our Notes Document for review. Thank you @yashwardhanrana for working on last week’s notes, and a reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know when they’re done.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

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

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

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

We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following and taking part on GitHub

Thanks to everyone who came to the introduction to GitHub repositories and updates from the testing and pilots, the background to how we arrived at using GitHub, and our tools for our new contributors. Further sessions will be announced for October and November. [Post meeting: 27 October 2021 will be a training session for users completely new to WordPress, please set up a GitHub username to use on the platform in advance]

The form continues to be available for expressions of interest for future sessions and to help identify attendees’ familiarity with GitHub.

Thanks to @tantienhime, @femkreations, and everyone who volunteered for your ongoing interest. We are flat out with the migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies., diversity, and WPTD too at the moment, but your efforts are all appreciated 

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

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

Update from: @majaloncar

  1. Ideas slot: 5.8 and minor releases: social media amplification pack further promotion opportunities and updating.

We have had lots of ideas on the document about cross-promoting the social media amplification pack for 5.8 and for future promotions. Thank you to everyone who submitted the items. Currently, the main places the social media amplification pack are promoted are:

  • The release leads group on Slack
  • The Core channel and devchat
  • Meetups newsletter and Month in WordPress
  • The release news story
  • Social media channels
  • Blog posts

It has been suggested we also promote it on:

  • HelpHub
  • Testing locations with a specific section in the pack on testing and encouragement of testing

If you have any ideas, please share them in Slack.

  1. Request from the Testing team: support extenders make their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Test Suites. What the changes mean and step-by-step instructions are available at: Changes to the WordPress Core PHP Test Suite (27 September).

We will be exploring this request next. The post does take a little time to read, so please do feel free to come back and add your thoughts to this later on.

We will share the GitHub card for this task in the thread too so you can contribute ideas for how we can help share this information with those who will be affected by the change.

  1. For awareness:
    1. Roadmap for 5.8 minor releases; Announcement of 5.8.1 release (9 September)
    2. 5.9 planning round-up (3 September)
    3. Implementing a webfonts API in WordPress core (29 September)
    4. Creating the widget group block (22 September)
    5. What’s next in Gutenberg? (Mid-September 2021)
    6. Discussion from the AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team on improving the contrast accessibility warning in the BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor – GitHub issue

B. Community

Update from:  @majaloncar and @webcommsat

  • For action:
    • Month in WordPress – publication 4 October 2021, deadline 2 October
    • Deadline for MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. newsletter – next deadline for marketing, 11 October 2021. @harishanker to share the draft for Month in WordPress.
    • We have a WordPress Translation Day update drafted and can help with the WPDiversity update once the key messaging is in. 
    • If anyone has identified items which could be included in these two newsletters, please let us know in Slack or on the Marketing Team’s GitHub rolling tasks board which have entries for these newsletters.

C. Design Team

Internal user information: proposed changes to the P2 Make Team blogs (16 September 2021)

 D. Documentation Team

New workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository

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

Update from:  @webcommsat @majaloncar @eidolonnight 

F. Training team and LearnWP related to marketing communications

Update via: @courane01

5. Collaboration/Discussion

Update from: @webcommsat and @courane01

6. Any other Marketing Team business

a) Contributing ladder

A follow-up workshop is being finalized for October, and after that further details will be shared about the next steps. If you have been contributing to the team in many areas over time, and feel you can give several hours during the next few weeks to attend and help complete the follow-up work, please do let us know.

 If you would like to chat about the contributing ladder and marketing in more detail, add a comment in the Slack thread, and @vimes1984, @yvettesonneveld, @meher, or @webcommsat will get back to you.

You can read about the details and background of the workshop on GitHub.

b) Showcase

We are reviewing and recruiting a sub-group who can give dedicated time to the Showcase updates from Marketing. @harryjackson1221, who is leading on this, is keen to build a group who can give several hours weekly to this task during the next six months and attend regular update meetings. 

Details relating to Showcase can be found on the GitHub card

c) Onboarding videos

Update from: @oglekler

@oglekler will be adding an update to this task area and a link to the social media draft posts.

d) People of WordPress

Update from:  @webcommsat and  @meher 

  1. September’s will be published today
  2. We have not heard from a number of contributors who have volunteered for this series. Really grateful if you could let us know how you are getting on and any difficulties, so we can update the schedule. If anyone else who is an experienced journalist, copy-writer or editor, would like to be involved in this series, please get in touch.

e) Social Media Promotions (#WPDiversity, #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup)

Update from:  @lmurillom 

Thanks to everyone who shared social posts this and last week, including Meetups and #WPDiversity! You can find updates on GitHub in the Rolling Tasks repository and on the Meetups and Polyglots repositories. Thanks to @yvettesonneveld who has been working on Twitter copy for Meetup promotions, and to @vimes1984 for promoting our LinkedIn page!

Actions:

Task volunteers call:
You can join the task groups working on these. Mention @lmurillom in the channel if you would like to volunteer and have experience of writing social media for an organization or campaigns on different channels. Photo editing skills are also needed.

7. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

  • There is a public WordPress Marketing Team calendar you can also subscribe to.
  • Coffee breaks resumes this week on 30 September 2021, at the new time of 18:30 UTC
  • 6 October 2021 – Marketing and Training Team collaboration on wording following the Learn WordPress Needs Assessment

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing meeting, 22 September 2021

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

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

1. Welcome and introduction

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

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

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

Rota for drafting notes:

B. Notes group recruitment

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

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

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

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

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

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

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

B. Community

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

C. Documentation

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

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

E. Training team and LearnWP

Update via: @courane01

5. Any other Marketing Team business

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

Update via: @webcommcast

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

Update on behalf of @meher

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

Update via: @yvettesonneveld

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

6. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes