Call for Learn WordPress Volunteers (Video/Translation/Discussion Group)

Last week, Learn WordPress platform soft-launched as a collaborative effort of the Community, Training, TV, and MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. teams. Now, we can help to localize it.

What is Learn WordPress?

Learn WordPress (learn.wordpress.org) is an online learning platform for WordPress users and contributors. It hosts workshops and lesson plans, providing resources and learning opportunities to people at their own pace. There are also discussion groups (in 1-hour long Meetup.com online event format) that go with workshop videos, where participants can meet others synchronously.

The goal of the project is to continue user and contributor education during the time we have to halt organizing in-person events like WordCamps and meetups.

Learn WordPress front page screenshot
Learn WordPress front page

Get Involved

As polyglots, we can help the learning process of users who speak our language by providing localized video/written content and holding discussion groups.

1. Create Workshop Videos/Subtitles

Currently, all of the available workshop videos are in English. You can create videos in your language, and there are several ways to do this:

  1. Translate the transcription text to show it as subtitles (captions).
  2. Use the transcription of published videos and create a new video.
  3. Take a look at ideas for new videos (or add your idea), and create a new video from scratch.

We are especially looking for volunteers to create a non-English version of Intro to Gutenberg Block Development or Intro to Publishing with the Block Editor using method two above. However, if that’s not feasible for some reason, other types of production help are always welcome!

If this is something you’re interested in, you can apply to present a workshop or to assist with reviewing submitted workshops. Even though all of the existing workshops are in English, it is welcome and, in fact, highly encouraged for community members to apply to contribute workshops in other languages, as well!

2. Translate Text Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are developed on GitHub and published on Learn WordPress. Translation work on them has not yet started, but please leave a comment if you are interested in getting involved in this area.

3. Host a Discussion Group

Currently, planned discussion groups are also in English only. Suppose your audience is comfortable with English video content. In that case, you can skip the video content creation part and devote your time to hosting discussion groups in your language during the time zone that’s most suitable for you.

To learn further, you can join one of the currently offered discussion groups to experience a session, or check out the Tuesday Trainings: How to be an excellent discussion group leader post for some tips.

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. organizers can organize discussion groups as part of their existing group or apply to be a discussion group leader to host it on Learn WordPress group.


How does it sound? Do you have any questions? Please feel free to leave a comment here or in 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/. #polyglots channel if you want to discuss anything before taking the next step.