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X-post: Localization and translation of HelpHub during WCEU 2024

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Thumbnail Creation Project

In preparation for the relaunch of Learn.WordPress.org and Learning Pathways scheduled for July, we need to create a large quantity of small graphics – called thumbnails – to serve as featured images for each course, lesson, and tutorial. This will create a visually appealing site that will entice learners to dive in and get started on their learning journey.

We invite volunteers at WCEU’s Contributor Day on June 13 – and beyond – to pitch in and create as many of these thumbnails as possible. Even if you’re not attending WCEU in person, you’re welcome to help out. Just follow the steps below, and let the team know in the #training channel in Slack so we can recognize your contributions.

Thank you in advance to everyone who’s able to lend a hand with this group effort! We’ll keep the project going for as long as needed.

Preparation

  • Create a free Figma account – required.
  • Download the Figma app – optional, as Figma can also be run in the browser.
  • Carefully read the Figma thumbnail generator guide in the Design handbook and watch the video walkthrough.
  • Generate a couple of test thumbnails, exporting, and verifying that they look as expected.

Process

Step 1: Choose your content

  • Open the content-tracking spreadsheet. (You’ll find the link in the Training team’s 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/. bookmarks – screenshot.)
  • Working from the top down in one of the three sheets (tabs), choose a lesson, course, or tutorial for which you’ll create a thumbnail. (Ignore anything with a “Deprecated” status.)
  • Put your name in the Thumbnail by column to claim it.
  • For those who speak a language other than English, see if there are any lessons, courses, or tutorials in that language and prioritize those first.

Step 2: Create your thumbnail

Create the thumbnail by going through the thumbnail creation guide, also following these important points specific to this project:

  • Vary the colour palette and slide template style. Try not to repeat the same template or colour palette on consecutive images. Keep in mind that the order in which the content is listed in the spreadsheet is the order in which the thumbnails will appear on the site, so the idea is to vary the thumbnail styles and colours that are next to each other. The goal is to end up with something a bit random like this:

And not end up with something where there are a lot of the same colour-palette variations repeated next to each other, like this:

  • Copy-paste the course/lesson/tutorial title into the text area of the thumbnail generator, from the column that says Lesson (tutorial/course) title – for copying. It’s not obligatory to use the title in your graphic; if you find a great image to represent the course/lesson/tutorial, feel free to use one of the templates without text. (More on finding images below.) 
  • We are not using Faces or Guest names for these thumbnails. If you’ve chosen a template with any Faces (avatars), click the Faces component and click the Delete/Backspace button on your keyboard to remove it.


  • Similarly, if you’re using a template with Guest names, select the Speaker component and click Delete/Backspace to remove both the avatars and guest name placeholder at the same time.

  • If you’ve chosen a template that features an image (other than the ones that feature a preselected 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 image), replace it with an 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. image from the WordPress Photo Directory, Openverse, or Pexels.

Step 3: Export, upload, and record your thumbnail

  • Export your thumbnail by following the handbook instructions. Rename the file using this naming convention: yyyy-mm-dd-name-of-tutorial-or-other-content-type
    Example: 2024-06-13-introducing-the-twenty-twenty-four-theme for a tutorial titled “Introducing the Twenty Twenty-Four theme.” (Do not use any spaces or uppercase letters in the file name.) The file will automatically be given the .png extension by the generator – don’t change it.
  • Upload the thumbnail file to the Google Drive, in either the Courses, Lessons, or Tutorials folder. (You’ll find the link in the Training team’s Slack bookmarks – screenshot.)
  • In the spreadsheet’s Thumbnail URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org column, paste the URL from the Google Drive by clicking the three dots next to the file > Share > Copy link.
  • Leave all other columns blank, unless you receive further instructions.
  • If you haven’t been able to upload thumbnails for all the ones you “claimed” in step 1, go back and remove your name next to that piece of content so someone else can get to it.

Resources

  • Thumbnail creation guide.
  • Google Drive for uploading thumbnails – the drive has sub-folders for these three content types:
    • Courses
    • Lessons
    • Tutorials
  • Content tracking spreadsheet

For security reasons, you’ll find links to the Google Drive and tracking spreadsheet in the Training team’s Slack bookmarks:

#training team Slack - bookmarks in the "Thumbnail project" folder

Training Team Meeting Recap – 6th June 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. account, you can set one up.)

There were 22 attendees @bsanevans, @piyopiyofox, @devmuhib, @kafleg, @mobarak, @digitalchild, @lada7042, @west7, @zeelthakkar (async), @freewebmentor (async), @jhimross (async), @rithika3 (async), @dextorlobo (async), @jagirbahesh (async), @voboghure (async), @sumitsingh (async), @ironnysh (async), @psykro (async), @cnormandigital (async), @zoonini (async), @backpocketACE (async), and @amitpatelmd (async)

Welcome, to all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week:

@imrakibul, @nishitajoshi, @rithika3, @skbakar, @dhaval59, @neeldoshii, @mdasharhussain, @zabamd, @jinax, @herrfeldmann, @sohan005, @aimsinfosofts, and @developer1996

News

 Meeting Note Takers

Looking for feedback

We got some input from a Marketing team member last week. Please continue to contribute to this conversation by providing your thoughts on the post by June 13th.

The team has had an administration project board for a couple of years. With the majority of project tracking now happening on the team blog, team reps are planning on cleaning out the board, leaving just meeting agenda and handbook feedback items. Are any team members still actively using this board?

  • Faculty program retirement

We’d like to share a proposal to retire the Faculty program in its current form. This proposal was already discussed within the Faculty group, and since the overall consensus was to go ahead with retiring the program, we’re now sharing the proposal with the whole team before we move forward with any of the suggested steps.

@bsanevans has proposed the below plan to the team and team agreed on that. Below are the @bsanevans proposal:

Firstly, we wanted to give a huge thank you for all your hard work in keeping things running so smoothly. Thanks to you all, we’ve been able to set up team processes, catch up on a backlog of tasks, and set ourselves up for future success.

Over the past while, we’ve observed that the Faculty program is due for a rethink. For example, many folks in the Faculty group are no longer active on the team at all, and there are many roles that are under-used and difficult to recruit for. As well, there’s a level of administrative overhead that’s somewhat complicated, and having to be part of the Faculty program may be seen by contributors as a barrier to doing certain types of work on the team. Finally, the now-established Guide Program serves as a welcoming path for people to get more involved in the team.

We’ve been thinking of ways to streamline things to make the team run more efficiently. In turn, this should free up time to focus more on higher-impact areas.

In thinking things over, we’d like to suggest retiring the Faculty program in its current form. We propose the following steps:

  • Add a new area in the handbook, outlining the history of Learn.WordPress.org and the Training team. This section would also include the names of past team reps and Faculty members, so that folks’ contributions are visible and recognized in the context of the Training team’s history.
  • Shift the work done by the current Faculty Admin group to a smaller group of administrators, starting with the team reps. Additional admins will be added over time, while the current admin needs of the team are reassessed. We will likely look for Training team members who have made consistent contributions over the last 6-12 months.
  • Update the handbook to remove the Faculty Program section.
  • Feedback on sharing experienced content creator processes with the team

@psykro and @west7 have identified a need for content creators to view their content creation process. They plan to add the following links as additional resources to the “Create a Lesson” page. They are also considering creating an informal video recording of these processes to support visual learners. We welcome any feedback or concerns you might have regarding this plan.

Looking for volunteers

  • Tutorial deprecation

To simplify Learn.WordPress.org, two content types will be gradually phased out: tutorials and lesson plans. As a first step, before launching the new site some outdated tutorials are going to be unpublished. A redirect will be added for each one, to send visitors to the most relevant alternative content.

@west7 and @psykro have already started going through all existing tutorials to note whether they should be kept, deprecated (unpublished), or updated.

We are looking for volunteers to continue going through the rest of the tutorials to indicate the status of each (keep/deprecate/update) and a potential redirect URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org. If you are available, please make edits directly to the spreadsheet.

Note that some of this content is in languages other than English, but you could use an online translation tool to translate the tutorial title to help determine whether it’s still relevant or has a more up-to-date equivalent tutorial or lesson.

Other news

You can participate either in person or online, so click this link above to find out how to contribute :blush: 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. EU 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/. will be happening on June 13th.

  • The WordPress Project’s Video Thumbnail Generator

The WordPress project has a new handbook page on how to create video and event thumbnails. Going forward, please use this thumbnail generator for all thumbnails that need to be created for Courses, Lessons, and Online Workshops.

When using the generator, please first watch the walkthrough video shared on the handbook page. I’ll also link the video here:

All Online Workshops going forward should use the same pale blue template as this image. This is also noted in our handbook :blush:

This is a big process change for the team. So don’t hesitate to ask questions in this channel as you get used to using the thumbnail generator :raised_hands::skin-tone-3: 

After WordCamp Europe, I will be absent from the team for three months, taking a sabbatical from work and WordPress contributions. I’ll be back from September 25th, though, so don’t worry :wink:

While I’m away, @digitalchild will be stepping in as interim team lead. Please see the post above for more details.

  • Training team updates

Take a moment to read the newest editions:

  • June Content Creation Coffee Hours

This is an opportunity for anyone working on learning pathway content or anyone interested in learning pathway content to meet, discuss what content they are working on, ask questions, or find content to work on for the learning pathways. Currently, we alternate meetings between two time zones each month.

  • Using sentence case in thumbnails

I forgot to mention above… When using the thumbnail generator, please use sentence case, as discussed in this Slack thread :man-bowing::skin-tone-3:

Come and Contribute

 This week we’d love the team to focus on Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 35 issues that require triaging and vetting

Find the rest of the ways you can contribute:

:arrow_right: Content ready for review

:arrow_right: Feedback awaiting validation

:arrow_right: Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • All issues are clear for the 7th week in a row! :clap:

:arrow_right: Validated feedback awaiting fix

 Contributor Acknowledgement

  • We found out this week that the Learn news letter wasn’t sending to subscribers until now :scream: Thanks to @adamwood for identifying this issue, and fixing it in preparation for the site relaunch.

Project updates

One exciting development is that a theme switcher now lets you preview the new theme on the production siteProduction Site A production site is a live site online meant to be viewed by your visitors, as opposed to a site that is staged for development or testing., with all its data. You can try it at: https://learn.wordpress.org/?new-theme=1

Open Discussion

First of all, thank you to @lada7042 @zoonini and @west7 for adding additional meeting topics on the GitHub agenda beforehand :raised_hands::skin-tone-3: Each week, if anybody else has topics they’d like discussed, feel free to add it to the agenda so we can dedicate space for it within the meeting :wink:

And finally… Was there any other topic folks wanted to bring up today?

It’s just one more week until WordCamp Europe starts :wapuu: I can’t wait to present all the exciting things the Training Team has been doing with Learning Pathways and the site redesign :star2:

Here’s a sneak peak at the slides I’ll be using in my presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10T9Dr2Wo8t_NG6UC8vMH0abGezU7XzhxuHAi9Z2KNcw/edit?usp=sharing

And with that, I’ll close this week’s meeting. Thanks to everyone who attend live, and to everyone who attended asynchronously. See you all next week! :smiley:

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 30th May 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 18 attendees @piyopiyofox, @voboghure, @jagirbahesh, @lada7042, @zeelthakkar, @devmuhib, @west7, @nhrrob(async), @freewebmentor(async), @jhimross(async), @huzaifaalmesbah(async), @cnormandigital(async), @zoonini(async), @sierratr(async), @quitevisible(async), @bsanevans(async), @amitpatelmd(async), @backpocketACE(async), @sumitsingh(async)

Welcome, to all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week:

@krunalprajapati41, @mikhlasmemon, @digitalpritam, @pranjalmishra, @gmrafi, @shmollah1, @mrkdevelopment, @abdnafees, @marcorodrigues853, @showravhasan

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program

News

Meeting Note Takers

Looking for feedback

Proposal: Learn WordPress Content Maintenance Process — We already started discussing this topic in our meeting last week. Please share your thoughts by June 13th to continue the conversation.

Looking for volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to triage this spreadsheet of all the available tutorials and recommend which ones to keep, update or deprecate.

Other News

  • Our WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day post is now available for review. You can participate either in person or online. Click this link to learn how to contribute.
  • The Training Team Reps are preparing a survey for our Meetup.com Online Workshop group. We will email this survey through 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. to better understand the types of workshops participants are interested in for the future.
  • We have a new handbook page on how to create video and event thumbnails for Learn WordPress and our Online Workshop group. Going forward, please use this thumbnail generator for all thumbnails that need to be created for Courses, Lessons, and Online Workshops.
  • Learn WordPress was mentioned in WordPress Briefing Episode 80: Unlocking Your WordPress Potential with Learn WordPress Tools — do you know of any other places where Learn WordPress was mentioned online recently?
  • There will be an online workshop called “Recording awesome videos for WordPress demos, courses, and more” in which we’ll go through the new Video Best Practices handbook content: https://www.meetup.com/learn-wordpress-online-workshops/events/301277091/

Come and Contribute

This week, we’d like the team to concentrate on Feedback awaiting validation

Contributor Acknowledgement

Badges awarded:

Project Updates

Open Discussions


You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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X-post: Training Team Update – June 2024

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Meet 2024 Interim Co-Rep: Jamie Madden

Training Team co-reps @bsanevans @lada7042 and I are very excited to welcome Jamie Madden as interim Training Team co-representative (co-rep).

A few months ago we discussed the idea of an interim lead with the team, and the idea was largely accepted. An interim co-rep is an active Training Team member who fits our documented criteria, and is able to step in to help lead the team when another co-rep is on a leave for longer than 1 month.

Our fellow 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. @bsanevans will be away on a three month sabbatical on June 24th, and we will begin onboarding Jamie to the co-representative team starting from this week (June 3rd). He will be staying on as an interim co-rep until the end of the year.

Jamie Madden – @digitalchild

Jamie Madden has been involved in open-source long before WordPress’ first release. He made his first contribution to the Red Hat kernel in 1999. Since then, he’s been contributing to the WordPress documentation, testing, and, of course, Training Team.

Jamie has been an active contributor in the Training Team since July 2022, and joined us as a Faculty Member in September that year lending his Subject Matter Expert and Editor expertise to the team.

We have a full spotlight on Jamie out in this post, so please give it a read if you’d like to learn more about him!


Thank you again Jamie for accepting the call for this role! We look forward to working more closely with you in this capacity.

Proposal: Learn WordPress Content Maintenance Process

In last week’s Training Team (see Slack thread here) meeting we brought up the question of “what content are we obligated to leave on learn and until what version of WordPress do we need to support”.

This question is a critical one as the team is currently working on relaunching Learn WordPress with a fresh new design and streamlined content experience which includes Learning Pathways, Courses, and Lessons. Part of this project includes content deprecation for Tutorials and Lesson Plans, and a push toward presenting content on the site that is new, fresh, and relevant.

Here’s some takeaways from the discussion 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/.:

  • Content that is not relevant to current coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. features of WordPress should be removed (ex. classic editor)
  • We could view the WordPress version usage stats to decide what content is most relevant and should be the focus for our team.
  • We can use WordPress and 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. usage metrics to guide our content maintenance process
    • More than 70% of WordPress installs are using either 6.5 or 6.4.
    • Historically the project maintainers have used 5% as the baseline, ie if more than 5% of WordPresses are using that version of PHP, then support it (this currently aligns with the above point).
  • The team should review content every 6-12 months for relevancy

Proposed path forward

  • Adopt 5% baseline for content, which equates to supporting the last two versions of WordPress
  • Create a content maintenance review process that is run twice a year
  • Triage 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/ for content issues which can be closed based on the new baseline

Contribute to this conversation

Here’s some questions to help keep the conversation going:

  • Do you agree with the proposed 5% baseline for content relevance? Why or why not?
  • Should there be exceptions to the 5% rule in certain circumstances? If so, what might those exceptions be?
  • What are your thoughts on the proposed bi-annual (twice a year) content review process?
  • How can we ensure that the content review process remains thorough and effective?
  • What strategies could we adopt to effectively communicate content deprecations to our learners?
  • What other metrics or data sources could be beneficial for informing our content maintenance process?

Please share your thoughts on this topic by June 13th, 2024

Training Team Meeting Recap – 23rd May 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 21 attendees @lada7042, @piyopiyofox, @jagirbahesh, @west7, @zeelthakkar, @pooja9712, @bsanevans, @sierratr (async), @freewebmentor (async), @sumitsingh (async), @devmuhib (async), @voboghure (async), @rcreators (async), @onealtr (async), @ironnysh (async), @digitalchild (async), @cnormandigital (async), @psykro (async), @zoonini (async), @askdesign (async)

Welcome, to all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week:

@vkuberan, @lamarajan, @Vineet Singh, @Sharon

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program:sparkles:

News

Meeting Note Takers

May 23 – @Zeel Thakkar
May 30 – @jagirbahesh
June 6 – @speedyprem
June 13 – @Zeel Thakkar

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team, and you can find details on how to write notes on this handbook page.

Looking for feedback

  • Would love everyone’s feedback with the introduction of the Learning Pathways.
    • What content are we obligated to leave on Learn? Ex. Classic editor
    • Until what version do we need to support?

@bsanevans suggests revisiting Learning Pathways annually to ensure they remain current. He believes that content irrelevant to 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 should be removed, noting that the classic editor was removed from the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. over five years ago. By reviewing WordPress version usage stats, and focusing on content for versions 6.4 and 6.5, which cover over 70% of installs, we can keep Learn up to date with the majority of use cases.

@psykro suggests yearly updates for Learning Pathways and every six months for newer features like the Site Editor and Interactivity APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. until they stabilize. He agrees that content related to features removed from the core should be removed. For WordPress versions, he proposes using a 5% usage baseline to determine content support, ensuring we cover versions 6.4 and 6.5 but also older versions if their usage exceeds 5%.

  • Training’s 2024 goals – we asked this question last week and didn’t get any feedback. I added a multiple-choice option if that is easier.
    • We’d like to send out a survey to the 10,000+ members of the Meetup.com Online Workshop group to get their input. What do folks think about these three questions?
    • What is currently working well with Online Workshops?
    • What would you like to see changed with Online Workshops?
    • Do you have any suggestions for future Online Workshop topics?

Looking for volunteers

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Last week’s Dev squad session was postponed by a week due to member unavailability. With no new bugs or PRs to triage, the focus was on reviewing and testing open PRs.

We invite developers familiar with the Learn WordPress codebase to help us finalize these PRs.

Other News

  • Learn redesign update:
    • From @adamwood This week we made good progress, finalizing some technical decisions and shipping some important pieces:
    • The Learning Pathway taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. was created, allowing Courses to be classified as one of 4 Learning Pathways (designer, user, developer, contributor), and thereby be included on the new home page and taxonomy pages.
    • The Online Workshops page

As part of the Learn Redesign project, content types on Learn are getting streamlined. With the Lesson content type becoming the focus of Learn, the Lesson Plan and Tutorial handbook pages have been moved to under the Resources section in the handbook.

Come and Contribute

Today we are focusing on Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 31 issues that require vetting

Contribution Acknowledgement

  • Badges awarded:
  • Props: @Jamie Madden@sumitsingh@devmuhib, @jagirbahesh for WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day volunteering.
  • Props: @Prem Tiwari has joined our team as an Administrator and Content Creator. With his expertise in 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 development and knowledge 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/ Blocks, he aims to assist in training team members.
  • Props: @Emmanuel for reviewing his first pieces of content.
  • props: @magicroundabout for his excellent reviews of some of my recent lessons.

Project Updates

As we near the tentative launch date of July 2024, we need volunteers to help with creating a marketing campaign for Learning Pathways. @abhanonstopnewsuk volunteered last week, and it would be great if we could have another 2 people or so join. Please comment in this thread if you’d like to help out 

@abhanonstopnewsuk would like your input to help clarify what to focus on. Here is the Slack conversation.

Faculty Updates

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?

    @west7 creating lessons for the Intermediate learning pathway. Making steady progress.

    @bsanevans has been launching the second course cohort with 17 participants and great engagement. @Jonathan had a successful call with them last week.

    @cnromandigital is still working on the Intermediate Theme Dev LP: she just released 3 Template videos and working on publishing 5 lessons in the Global Settings and Styles module.

    @Jonathan is working with @cnromandigital on Intermediate Theme Developer lessons. It’s been fun to switch my mind to themes for a bit.

    @Kathryn Presner has been co-facilitating the second-course cohort with @bsanevans and @Jonathan. They are preparing for next week’s Guide program workshop and planning June’s workshop on the new Video Best Practices handbook with @west7. She is also volunteering for marketing efforts around the new Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. and finalizing the video thumbnail generator for team use.

    @lada7042 is recording lessons for the intermediate learning pathways and preparing a presentation for next week’s WordCamp Montclair.
  • Is there anything you’ve accomplished within WordPress or in your personal life?

    @Jonathan has exciting news — WordCamp Cape Town is happening! Check it out at WordCamp Cape Town 2024.
  • Do you have any blockers?

    @west7 need some scripts to be reviewed.
  • Can other Faculty or Training Team members help you in some way? Please reach out to the team reps @lada7042@piyopiyofox, @bsanevans or any of the other members for help. That is what is awesome about this community.

Open Discussions

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day

Thank you for joining the Training Team 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. Europe 2024 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/.! We’ve prepared activities for both new and experienced contributors to join in on the day. See the schedule for WCEU Contributor Day here.

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting online events during Contributor Day, allowing those who couldn’t attend WordCamp Europe to participate remotely. You can join us for online contributions by following the 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. link below. Stay tuned for scheduled events!

Join the online events on Meetup

Table Leads: Sumit Singh (@sumitsingh), Jamie Madden (@digitalchild)

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/. Monitor: Muhibul Haque (@devmuhib), Jagir Bahesh (@jagirbahesh) and Jenny Dupuy (@jdy68)

Online Coordinator: Muhibul Haque (@devmuhib), Jagir Bahesh (@jagirbahesh)


How can I best prepare?

You can prepare for Contributor Day by ensuring you’ve got these starter tools ready:

Instructions for preparing in advance can be found here: Welcome to the Training Team! If you are a developer, check out these Dev-squad guidelines.

Please Note: For registering for Slack, be sure to log in using yourusername@chat.wordpress.org as your email address. Not your normal email address.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.


I’m new to the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Please walk through our brand-new Onboarding Program. This will give you an overview of the team, help you set up the accounts you need to contribute, and even walk you through your first contribution!

We expect the onboarding program above to take 30-60 minutes. Once you’ve completed onboarding, jump into these other activities to continue contributing!

Review published content and submit feedback

WordPress software continues to grow and new features get added all the time. Reviewing published content and updating content is important in keeping the Learn WordPress website current. Follow the team guide about reviewing published content to leave feedback about any content below. (Reviewing older content would be helpful!)

Submit new content topic ideas

Have a look through the Learn WordPress website. Are there any topics you feel would be great to add to the website? Come add your topic ideas to our 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/ repository from the button below:


I have experience working with the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Depending on your interests, there are a few ways you can get involved. For each of the tasks below, the team handbook should help you with process specifics. But if you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

Thumbnail Creation Project

In preparation for the relaunch of Learn.WordPress.org and Learning Pathways scheduled for July, we need to create a large quantity of small graphics – called thumbnails – to serve as featured images for each course, lesson, and tutorial. This will create a visually appealing site that will entice learners to dive in and get started on their learning journey.

Content Creation

Are you interested in creating content? If so, then creating content related to WordPress 6.5, WordPress 6.5.2 and WordPress 6.5.3 releases are our priority today.

Start by searching for a piece of content you’d like to work on in either the 6.5 project board , 6.5.2 project board, or 6.5.3 project board. Once found, comment on the GitHub issue so that we can assign it to you.

Content Translation

Are you interested in translating content? If so, then translating content related to the Localization Foundation project is our priority today. Do you speak Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Hindi, or Italian? Come help us localize content for either these five or our 8 other languages. There are a few courses about onboarding contributors specifically that will help in the WordPress mentorship program:

You can learn how to get started in content localization in this handbook page.

Content Reviews

Are you interested in editing content? If so, then reviewing content waiting to be published is our priority today.

Start by finding a piece of content to review in our content development board. This GitHub view has filtered all content waiting for reviews before it is published. Follow the team’s Guidelines for reviewing content and leave your reviews right there in GitHub.

Subject Matter Expert

subject-matter expert is someone who has extensive knowledge in a particular field or area and can provide advice, guidance, and direction in that subject. If you would like to help vet topics, please visit the Vetting Topic Ideas handbook page.

Triage Developer Issues

Are you a developer interested in working on issues for the Learn website? If so, then working through our Website Development project board is our priority today.

Start by reviewing issues “In Review”. Any help you can provide regarding issues “In Progress” would be great, too. But in general, any attention you can give to any issue would be much appreciated.

If there are enough interested Developers, then we can also create a developer-focused working group so that they can focus on related issues.

Cross-team collaboration opportunities  

Discuss or share ideas of how the Training Team could collaborate more with other Make WordPress Teams such as Marketing, Documentation etc.

Before you leave…

We’d love to hear what you achieved on the day. Before leaving the table, please submit the Contributor Day Attendee Feedback Form and respond to the relevant thread in Slack.

Contributor Day Attendee Feedback Form

Did you attend in-person, or virtually?(required)

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 16th May 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 18 attendees @bsanevans, @jagirbahesh, @zeelthakkar, @lada7042, @digitalchild, @piyopiyofox, @voboghure, @nhrrob, @devmuhib (async), @freewebmentor (async), @west7 (async), @sumitsingh (async), @dextorlobo (async), @ironnysh (async), @cnormandigital (async), @quitevisible (async), @backpocketace (async), @zoonini (async)

Welcome all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week:

@cannobserv, @ninja05, @nahuai, @badrul007, @hameem1102, @lizabogatyreva, @jasonpit

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program

News

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team, and you can find details on how to write notes in this handbook page.

Looking for feedback

The team reps have been reviewing the Training Team’s 2024 goals and have two items for the team to discuss to provide clarity and achievability.

  • @bsanevans : Thank you for input last week regarding the goal “Brainstorm the evolution of Online Workshops”. Currently, the Meetup.com Online Workshop group has over 10,000 registered members. We’d like to send these members a three question survey to collect their input. What do folks think about asking these three questions
    • What is currently working well with Online Workshops?
    • What would you like to see changed with Online Workshops?
    • What Online Workshop topic(s) would you like to attend?
  • Regarding the goal “Create and maintain shared resources that promote the Training Team and Learn”, we’re still looking for input from the team. Please add your thoughts to last week’s thread to continue the conversation.
    • When do we feel satisfied that this is met? What resources are we lacking? We have slides and supporting materials for various things in our shared folder.

Moving on, here are some other topics looking for feedback 

 Looking for volunteers

Also, thank you to everyone who volunteered to lead training’s table at 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/.. Team reps will be announcing table leads shortly.

Other news

@digitalchild has accepted to become an interim 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., starting mid-June

@bsanevans will be going on a three month leave from the end of June and won’t be able to fulfill his team rep duties during this time. He will be returning at the end of September, and fully intend on serving the team for the remainder of the year as team rep.

Following the procedure listed in the handbook, team reps have reached out to Jamie to cover for me as interim team rep while I’m absent. Jamie has graciously accepted and will be starting team rep responsibilities from mid-June, so that there is some overlap with me before I go on leave.

Please congratulate and welcome @digitalchild as interim team rep for the Training Team!

  • The developer squad will be meeting later today for another triage session. Please join the team in #meta-learn at 07:00 UTC.
  • Handbook updates
  • A team goal has been completed 
    • One goal the team had for Q2 this year was “Create or update a handbook page that clarifies where people’s contributions to the team will appear/be displayed”. An update has been made to the onboarding program to include this information.
  • The Training Team’s Guide Program is growing – and we need your help 

There’s a lot going on in the team right now. Were there any questions about any of that news above?

Come and Contribute

This week we’d love the team to focus on Feedback awaiting validation

Content ready for review

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 31 issues that require vetting

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • All issues are clear for the 4th week in a row!

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contributor Acknowledgement

Does anyone have some props to share with a teammate this week?

I want to give props to @ironnysh for publishing the latest episode of the Contributor Spotlight: Jamie Madden

Project updates

Open Discussion

Does anyone have an open discussion topic they’d like to bring to the team?

@piyopiyofox the Beginner User Learning Pathway is now complete and published!

It’ll have a more prominent position on the Learn homepage once the relaunch occurs Great job @west7 and all who contributed to this effort!