FAQ for FSE Outreach Experiment

This is a FAQ for the Full Site Editing Outreach Experiment. If you have a question to add to this document, please share it in #fse-outreach-experiment in WordPress slack.

Note: As of June 30th, 2020, the program is waiting for more common site building flows to be built, before testing kicks off.

What is the goal of this experimental outreach program?

The goal is to improve the Full Site Editing experience by gathering feedback from WordPress site builders. 

What led to this program being created?

For big picture context, Full Site Editing is a major part of Phase 2 of Gutenberg. Inspired by the constructive feedback following the 5.0 release, this experiment is an effort to elicit early and frequent feedback from users in advance of our 5.6 release.

Why is it an experiment?

Because something like this has never been tried before for gathering feedback, and Full Site Editing itself is still in progress. This builds flexibility into the approach and lets the program evolve as it needs to alongside the software. 

How long will this experiment run for?

The ending point of this program isn’t decided yet, but it definitely will end. Nothing lasts forever! It’s important to note though that the program will err on the side of sticking around for too long rather than ending it early. 

Is this the only way to give feedback about Full Site Editing?

No — This is WordPress afterall. You’re welcome and encouraged to share your feedback on GitHub as this program is meant to supplement not replace the current feedback pathways.  

What kind of feedback is this program looking for?

This program aims to get feedback on everything from workflow changes (ie something that used to take three clicks now takes six) to general bug reports to “wish list” items people want to see. 

What kind of users should join this program?

If you build with WordPress for others (compared to those who build WordPress) and/or maintain WordPress sites (compared to those who visit sites) and/or who create content, this program is a great fit. If you’re not sure, join anyway and see for yourself. 

How can I join this program?

Simply create a WordPress slack account and join the channel #fse-outreach-experiment. 

What are the expectations of being a part of this program? 

You can expect this program to take up to 3 hours a week on average. Don’t fret if that seems like more time than you can commit. The plan is to make involvement flexible enough for people with different levels of capacity to still be able to join the fun. 

What do I need to join this program?

All you need is time and a testing environment, which you can find more information here. If a testing environment is a blocker for you in any way, please contact @annezazu in 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/.. If time is a blocker, join the club and feel free to chat with @annezazu about how you  might still be able to help out. 

Where are decisions about Full Site Editing being made?

To get involved in decision making for Full Site Editing, jump into the weekly Core Editor meetings. Those meetings along with joining the discussions on GitHub are the best place to dive deep into the world of 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/

Where will the results of this program be published?

Once the program starts, biweekly recap posts will be shared on the Make Test Blog using the tag #fse-outreach-program with cross posts to Make Core Blog. For Full Site Editing in general, please review this post highlighting the different ways people can stay up to speed in a way that works for them. 

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