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Proposal: Training Faculty Developer Squad

Summary: This is a proposal for a new squad within the training faculty to focus on moving developer-related 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/ issues and pull requests forward.

With the growth of the Learn WordPress platform, the number of open bugs, enhancements, and open pull requests related to the platform’s development and maintenance has increased:

In order to keep an eye on these, and any future bugs and enhancement requests, I’d like to propose a new developer squad within the Training Faculty made up of faculty administrators, to run regular GitHub triage sessions focused specifically on bugs, enhancements, and open PRs.

Membership

The faculty developer squad will be made up of Training Faculty administrators with development experience, who can help review, test, and assign tasks. The goal of this squad is not specifically to work on any of these items, but merely to help move things along. 

Any contributor is welcome to work on any open issue/review any open PR, the faculty developer squad will merely facilitate this process.

Why only faculty members?

The main reasoning behind this is that faculty administrators have the required permissions to assign issues in GitHub. If you’d like to be part of this squad but are not yet a faculty administrator, you can read more about the faculty administrator role here, which includes details on how to apply. 

Development triage sessions

It is recommended that the faculty developer squad hold weekly triage sessions in the #meta-learn channel in the Making 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/.. Sessions will be run by one of the faculty developer squad members, and contributors are welcome to join these sessions.

A typical triage session will entail reviewing as many open issues and pull requests as possible during the hour, to determine their priority as they align with the training team’s goals for the year. Any interested contributors can also use this hour to ask that a specific issue be assigned to them to work on. For pull requests, the dev squad will see what is required to get the PR merged, and then either assign it to be reviewed, give feedback to the PR creator, or merge PRs that are good to go. 

Once any interested faculty administrators have indicated their interest, we will plan our weekly triage session, as well as document faculty dev squad responsibilities. 

Next steps

If you are a faculty administrator who is interested in being part of this dev squad, please indicate this in the comments below. 

This post will be left open for 1 week until Friday, 10 February 2023 at 15:00 UTC, for any existing faculty administrators to indicate their interest, after which we will start planning for our first triage session. The reason for the short time for feedback is that this specific proposal is only open to existing faculty administrators. Once the initial faculty developer squad is confirmed, contributors who become faculty administrators will be welcome to join the squad.

#faculty-training, #training-team

New Learn WordPress GitHub Project View Updates

The Training Team currently uses 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/ to manage our content development for Learn WordPress. The project for this work can be viewed in GitHub using this link.

When you first visit our project board you’ll be met with a kanban style page that lists all the issues in our backlog or currently being worked on.

At the top of that, there are several views available to you to guide you in your navigation of the issues inclusive of:

  • Awaiting Triage – issues that requiring triage
  • Topic Ideas – issues with unvetted content ideas
  • Ready to Create – issues with vetted content ideas that are ready for assignment and content development
  • Drafts in Progress – issues with content currently being developed
  • Reviews in Progress – issues with content currently being reviewed or requiring review
  • Published of Closed – issues with content that has passed review and has been published on Learn

Learn more about how we use GitHub in this handbook page.

As labels in these views can be long and a bit difficult to navigate, we’ve added Review Stage to the Reviews and Progress view and Content Type to all of the views above to help folks better filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. the issues at a glance.

In the coming weeks we’ll continue to work on making sure our GitHub issues are properly labeled and in the right views and will be updating the appropriate handbook pages along the way.

Please feel free to share your feedback on what else we can improve in GitHub!

Training Team Values Exercise Recap

On January 23, 2023, members of the Training Team participated in two, 2-hour exercises to discover shared values. Background for this exercise can be found in this announcement

What we did

Prior to the workshops, participants were asked to reflect on an amazing past team experience, and to envision the very best version of the Training Team. With these two questions in mind, participants shared their experiences and thoughts in discussion, before writing ideas into this presentation

By reflecting on what values were present in previous, amazing team experiences, and what values would be present in the very best version of the Training team, participants identified five top values. Afterwards, we discussed how the values would be applied in different situations and how they would be kept present in the Training Team.

You can watch the recordings of these sessions in the brand new handbook page: Team Values

Top five values

The top five values identified for the Training Team are: 

  1. DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging): We create an inclusive environment that reflects the global, diverse community. We create accessible content that appeals to different learning styles.
  2. Collaborative: We foster trust and cooperation, through mentorship and respect. This is a supportive place that encourages reliability and motivation. 
  3. Sustainable Growth: As individual contributors and as a team, we hope for constant improvement! However, we aim to accomplish this by maintaining sustainable, innovative, and adaptable practices that uphold the team’s energy as well as the consistency and quality of content.
  4. Impact: To help WordPress enthusiasts really learn, we desire to make an impact. This means that we connect with the right audiences and meet their needs. We deliver quality content and consider how this fits into the future of WordPress.
  5. Empathy: Contributors are often led to the Training team by personal passion for teaching others. We maintain that joy by maintaining a spirit of helpfulness and kindness, and readily celebrate each others’ successes. 

Now what?

Now that the team has come together to form our values, our next steps will be to schedule a 2023 goal setting exercise. During the goal setting exercise, we will evaluate the Training Team Goals for 2022 to see if anything should be carried over, and formulate new goals for the Training Team to accomplish this year. A post will be published shortly with details.

And finally, if you have any questions or comments about these team values, feel free to comment below.

#training-team, #values

Training Team Meeting Recap for January 24, 2023

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Tuesday 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

(Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendees Team meeting (APAC): @webtechpooja , @sagarladani , @karthickmurugan, @piyopiyofox, @bsanevans, @amitpatelmd, @psykro, @pitamdey, @faguni22, @onlykawshar , @chetan200891, @onealtr , @askaryabbas, @chaion07, @vanpariyar, @eboxnet, @courane01, @askdesign, @west7, @lada7042, @nomadskateboarding, @azhiyadev

Attendees Office hour (EMEA/AMER): @nomadskateboarding, @boogah, @estelaris, @couraen01, @caraya

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @Abdullah Mamun, @Anne Katzeff, @Ellen Bauer, @adeldima

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.

January 2023 Faculty Meeting

We are running faculty meeting async until Jan 31. Please provide your valuable comment on the linked post, or provide an async update in this thread

Big Picture Goals 2023

Our Training Team: Discovering our Values sessions have come to a close, thank you to all who participated. The team will work on a post to collectively set goals for 2023. These goals will take into account the Big Picture Goals described in the post above. (edited) 12:40 PM

WordPress 6.2 Release

@Courtney has published Information Sources for WordPress 6.2 and has also shared a guide on how to assess content for releases in this new LearnWP Release Prep & Triage handbook page. 

The Highlighted Posts section of the site will be changed to include projects and 3 priority posts.

We will work on this more once the team goals have been set together. Please provide further feedback in this previous meeting thread [note that this will take you out of the meeting flow.]

There is a new #training-notifications Slack channel for notifications about Tutorials, Lesson Plans, Online Workshops, and Courses that have been recently published.

Brainstorm – WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day

Ben Evans said: Team reps and 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/. table leads have started discussions around Contributor Day 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. Asia. We’ve published a brainstorming post, and are eager to hear what other ideas the team comes up with. Please leave your thoughts by February 8th

Ideas are welcome for WCAsia 2023 contributor day, Please share in comments

Contribute to the content on Learn

Published Content

Content Localization Foundation

January 23rd update

Training Team Onboarding Paths

Content is ready for review! Please review by February 4th. This will give the team enough time to update and publish the content by WordCamp Asia!! Please see the recent project update for details on reviewing this content.

Learning Needs Analysis

We have had some volunteers raise their hand for this project in the project thread linked above– please comment in the post or in this thread if you are interested in helping with this project.

Skill Management platform

Question asked to @Courtney and @Flo SkillDisplay for any updates.

@Flo SkillDisplay‘s suggestion for the next steps stays as following:

  • Short Term: Are we allowed to list the skill definitions with the WordPress logo after a quality check for the existing skill definitions from the WP team? (Quick win, better acceptance with educational institutions, feedback on automatic suggestions of resources from LearnWordpress)
  • Medium Term: Possible cooperation on certification topics

Request for Testing: Slides Plugin

Request for review

It’s exciting to see so much content ready for review! Any Training Team member can perform a review by following this guide cc/ @faculty-editors

New and revised Handbook pages

Tutorial

Lesson Plan

Course

I know that is a lot to look at, but it’s also exciting to see so many pieces of content ready for review all at once

Team Badges

Awarded in the last month

We’ve also updated the Team Profile Badges handbook page to include how to receive a badge for content translation work 🙂

Open Discussions

How should we track content that needs updating?
The team is creating more and more content! But this means there is more content that could have outdated information in it. We’re particularly interested in hearing your ideas regarding how we can best track courses and localized content for necessary updates. (Raise by @courane01 in Slack conversation)

New Proposal

@Amit Patel Proposed a new project plan
  • Creating custom 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 for meeting recap notes, faculty meetings, onboarding posts etc. This will help to speed up adding/editing content part.
  • Coordinating with codebase team members and adding 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. fields for every post and page for training and learn websites.
  • Setting up and enabling language switcher options somewhere in headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. and footer navigation for learn and training websites. This will help to map same content with their language variations.

@sagarladani , @karthickmurugan, @pitamdey, @baroliyamayur, @askaryabbas showed their interest in creating the custom blocks.

Thoughts from Ben Evans

Creating custom Gutenberg blocks for meeting recap notes, faculty meetings, onboarding posts etc. This will help to speed up adding/editing content part.

I see three ways of doing the same thing have been proposed in this thread.

  • Reusable blocks
  • Patterns
  • Custom blocks

Reusable blocks seem like the easiest to manage to me. Patterns and Custom blocks would each require dev work every time we want to update the style or format.

I would be interested to hear how long it currently takes contributors to make each of those documents you brought up. Maybe the issue is that our current templates are too complex, or require too much editing, and could benefit from an overhaul? Updating reusable blocks wouldn’t require the dev work, and might still achieve the goal you wrote – speed up editing.

Shall we make linking Learn content back to 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/ standard practice?

Pooja Derashri said: I agree with this point,, so that finding a content will be easy task.

Jonathan said: This is a great idea and I agree we should use and standardise this. I was not aware of it when I started creating content. This could be something we add to the tutorial and lesson plan checklists.

Ben Evans said: While I like the idea in principal, Jonathan, I think feedback/error logs should be collected as new issues, not as additional comments on the initial creation issue.

The original issue is great to collect feedback until a piece is published. But if future feedback/comments are left on the issue, then we are presuming the original content creator is still involved in the team and is able to act on that feedback. For a while, this would be true. But if we receive feedback on “old” content, then the original creator may not be around any longer.

That’s why I think feedback after something has been published should be left as new issues, so that they are visible to anyone in the team at that time.

We’re looking for AMER/EMEA meetings facilitators!

  • We’re looking for facilitators for the AMER/EMEA meetings. Let a 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. know if you’re interested.
  • Another option is, since team meetings are held async anyway, that we host the meeting at an APAC time each week, and members in other timezones can contribute in their own time. Office Hours could still be used for the real-time connection

Shall we combine Coffee Hours and Office Hours, and host these at the same time as team meetings on alternating weeks?

  • Currently, the team hosts Coffee Hours and Office Hours separately to team meetings. These two are similar, and can be confusing to new contributors. Shall we combine the two?
  • Proposal: One hour is booked each week for each timezone. These hours are used for either a team meeting or Coffee/Office Hour. This means, one only needs to allocate one hour-long time slot each week to join the team gatherings, rather than two. This time slot does not change from week to week.

@Amit Patel and @Karthick – Agreed to it and it will be a zoom call meeting, but we can also monitor Slack for async chat


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Meeting Agenda for January 31, 2023

Please join us on Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

This week’s meeting will be held in the EMEA/AMER timezone, at Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC.

  1. Intro/Welcome
    • Welcome – Daviyd Nnacheta, Mariam Sharp, Mahbub, Stefano Cassone, D.J.
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Faculty Members Update
    3. Recap of Value Setting Meeting
    4. Brainstorm – WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day
    5. Bite-sized content on Learn WordPress
    6. Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development (16 January 2023)
    7. WordPress 6.2 Release
  3. Published Content
  4. Projects
    • Training Team Onboarding Paths@bsanevans
      • Content is ready for review! Please review by February 4th. This will give the team enough time to update and publish the content by 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. Asia!! Please see the recent project update for details on reviewing this content.
    • Learning Needs Analysis
  5. Request for review
  6. Team Badges
  7. Open Discussions – We discussed these topics in last week’s APAC meeting. We will continue the discussion on this as well.
    1. How should we track content that needs updating?
      • The team is creating more and more content! But this means there is more content that could have outdated information in it. We’re particularly interested in hearing your ideas regarding how we can best track courses and localized content for necessary updates. (Raise by @courane01 in Slack conversation)
    2. Shall we make linking Learn content back to 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/ standard practice?
      • Learn has a feature for content creators to leave notes regarding their pieces of content. This has traditionally been used to leave a link back to the GitHub issue, but the practice does not seem to be adopted by all content creators. Shall we make it standard practice? (Raised by @bsanevans Slack conversation)
    3. We’re looking for AMER/EMEA meeting facilitators!
      • We’re looking for facilitators for the AMER/EMEA meetings. Let a 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. know if you’re interested.
      • Another option is, since team meetings are held async anyway, we host the meeting at an APAC time each week, and members in other time zones can contribute in their own time. Office Hours could still be used for the real-time connection.
    4. Shall we combine Coffee Hours and Office Hours and host these simultaneously as team meetings on alternating weeks?
      • Currently, the team hosts Coffee Hours and Office Hours separately to team meetings. These two are similar and can be confusing to new contributors. Shall we combine the two?
      • Proposal: One hour is booked each week for each timezone. These hours are used for either a team meeting or Coffee/Office Hour. This means one only needs to allocate one hour-long time slot each week to join the team gatherings, rather than two. This time slot does not change from week to week.

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!), and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and projects.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Training Team Meeting Recap for January, 17th 2023

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

(Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

14 people attended this week’s meeting, either live or async: @courane01 @eboxnet @nomadskateboarding @webtechpooja @onealtr @boogah @caraya @chrismkindred @robinwpdeveloper @chaion07 @lada7042 @amitpatelmd @bsanevans @azhiyadev

We welcomed 4 newcomers to the Training Team this week! @Karen Leslie @Louinel @Nikhil Gudadhe @Mayur Khuman

Meeting Note Takers

The following people have volunteered to take notes for the team.

Please let a 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. know if you’d like to take notes, too!


News

Training Team: Discovering Our Values

On January 23rd, the Training Team will be conducting two 2-hour exercises to discover our shared values. These exercises are open to anyone interested in participating, and will be recorded.

Here are the session details:

  • Monday, 23 January 2023 at 07:00UTC to Monday, 23 January 2023 at 9:00 UTC, facilitated by @bsanevans
  • Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 19:00UTC to Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 21:00 UTC facilitated by @angelasjin

January 2023 Faculty Meeting

The January Faculty Meeting has been posted and the discussion period is between 15–31 January, 2023.

Information Sources For WordPress 6.2

What you’ll find in here are the links to 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/ changelogs. We anticipate Gutenberg versions 14.2 – 15.1 to be merged into WP 6.2. There are links for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. which would be all things not Gutenberg, or beyond FSE. We expect more yet to come in between now and Feb 7, but ideally on Feb 7 when betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 releases, we can start work on this.

Before we start the work, folks can volunteer for any issues tagged as 6.2. Just hold off on screenshots and videos until then.

There is a new #training-notifications Slack channel

This is a new dedicated Slack channel for notifications about Tutorials, Lesson Plans, Online Workshops, and Courses that have been recently published.


Published Content

Tutorial

Lesson Plans


Projects

Content Localization Foundation

This project thread expands upon our Project Proposal: Content Localization and seeks to outline the tasks we aim to complete to accomplish the project’s goals to increase and expand availability of content on Learn WordPress to a variety of non-English locales.

Latest Update

  • Project members have been added as Contributors to the 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. so that they can create and edit their translated content directly on the site prior to publication.
  • @piyopiyofox is working on a guide outlining content translation creation -> publication with videos and will have a draft ready this week.
  • 3 pieces of content have been published! Congratulations @pitamdey and @sagarladani!
  • There are more published translations to come! @piyopiyofox is reaching out to Local Ambassadors this week to see how we can get other translators in other key languages activated for the project.

Training Team Onboarding Paths

  • We discussed what a good way would be for contributors to add themselves to a list of contributors for each area of contribution. We’ve decided to create a Google Form which would be connected to a Google Spreadsheet team admins can maintain. The form would be embedded into the onboarding docs. Here is how the project is going.
  • We also discussed what would be good “first contributions” for each of the five onboarding paths. Ideally, these “first contributions” would be things people can complete in 30-60 minutes. We will be creating guides for each process in the Handbook, and linking to them from the onboarding documents. These are the first contributions we decided on.

Learning Needs Analysis

We are working to create a needs analysis document to help determine the most high-impact resources to provide on Learn WordPress. Please see the post Project Overview: Learning Needs Analysis for a more in-depth background and overview.

This project will be lead by @westnz and the project is in need of more project members. Please comment on this post if you are interested in helping out!

The deadline for the survey to be completed is on the 15th of February. The marketing team was briefed by @courane01 at their January 17th meeting of our need to have a marketing push before the cutoff.


Looking For Feedback

@amitpatelmd is looking for feedback on these two handbook pages:


Other Work In Progress

Request for Testing: Slides Plugin

  • @victorr has forked the original Slides 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 referenced in this post and is in the process of unit testing and prioritizing Core 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. supports for the plugin.
  • We attempted to reach out to the original plugin dev but had no responses.
  • By sourcing this as a custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. on Learn, it will give contributors an interface they are familiar with.
  • Thank you @victorr and staff have contributed towards the development work, and @meaganhanes for some scoping and testing.

Skill Management Platform


Request For Review

The following content is ready for review:

Online Workshop This Week


Open Discussions

Revising Our Content Creation Checklists

There is a huge checklist for content creation at this time. We are thinking to revise this checklist so new contributors can easily understand the workflow. any suggestions are welcome. Please use these links to see Lesson Plan and Tutorial template issue on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.

Online Workshop Feedback Form

What would we like to know from participants?

Monthly Newsletter On Learn

Can we do a monthly newsletter on Learn to announce newly published content? This newsletter will be shared with Marketing.

WordCamp Asia

Who will be attending from the training team? @bsanevans and @chetan200891 will be Table Leads for 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/. at WCAsia.

How can we make reviews easier to pick up?

How should we maintain a list of Online Workshop Administrators (folks who set up an OW but not facilitate) and Co-hosts?


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

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Brainstorm – WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day

It’s now less than a month to Contributor Day at WordCamp Asia 2023! In preparation for the day, we’d like to invite you to share your ideas of what contributors at the Training Team table can get involved with on that day.

Below are some ideas to kick-start discussions. Feel free to comment on this post with your ideas, too!

This brainstorming is open until February 8th (Wednesday).

Team reps and table leads will consider all ideas and publish a post with a final plan by February 10th.

Experienced Contributors

Idea: We can label issues for contributors to work on with wcasia 2023 or similar before the event starts. This will allow us to create a dedicated view in 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/ to highlight issues for this event.

New Contributors

  • Have contributors go through the brand new Onboarding Paths
    • We can share team values, goals and projects as part of this
  • Review online courses and submit feedback
  • Review published content and submit error report
    • Spelling mistakes
    • Outdated content
    • Something is not clear and needs improvement
    • Screenshot/images missing

#contributor-days, #wordcamp

Meeting Agenda for January 24, 2023

Please join us on Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

This week’s meeting will be held in APAC timezone, at Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC.

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Faculty Members Update
    3. Big Picture Goals 2023
      • After our values exercise has completed, the team will set goals for 2023. These goals will take into account the Big Picture Goals described in the post above.
    4. WordPress 6.2 Release
    5. The Highlighted Posts section of the site will be changed to include projects and 3 priority posts.
    6. There is a new #training-notifications Slack channel for notifications about Tutorials, Lesson Plans, Online Workshops, and Courses that have been recently published.
  3. Published Content
  4. Projects
    • Training Team Onboarding Paths@bsanevans
      • Content is ready for review! Please review by February 4th. This will give the team enough time to update and publish the content by 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. Asia!! Please see the recent project update for details on reviewing this content.
  5. Request for review
  6. Team Badges
  7. Open Discussions
    1. How should we track content that needs updating?
      • The team is creating more and more content! But this means there is more content that could have outdated information in it. We’re particularly interested in hearing your ideas regarding how we can best track courses and localized content for necessary updates. (Raise by @courane01 in Slack conversation)
    2. Shall we make linking Learn content back to 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/ standard practice?
      • Learn has a feature for content creators to leave notes regarding their piece of content. This has traditionally been used to leave a link back to the GitHub issue, but the practice does not seem to be adopted by all content creators. Shall we make it standard practice? (Raised by @bsanevans Slack conversation)
    3. We’re looking for AMER/EMEA meetings facilitators!
      • We’re looking for facilitators for the AMER/EMEA meetings. Let a 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. know if you’re interested.
      • Another option is, since team meetings are held async anyway, that we host the meeting at an APAC time each week, and members in other timezones can contribute in their own time. Office Hours could still be used for the real-time connection
    4. Shall we combine Coffee Hours and Office Hours, and host these at the same time as team meetings on alternating weeks?
      • Currently, the team hosts Coffee Hours and Office Hours separately to team meetings. These two are similar, and can be confusing to new contributors. Shall we combine the two?
      • Proposal: One hour is booked each week for each timezone. These hours are used for either a team meeting or Coffee/Office Hour. This means, one only needs to allocate one hour-long time slot each week to join the team gatherings, rather than two. This time slot does not change from week to week.

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Meet your 2023 Training Team Representatives

At the end of the last year, the Training Team nominated and voted on a number of motivated and dedicated contributors to the team. The new Team Representative nomination and voting period is a special time where folks in the community affirm work ethic and confidence, and the outcome of these votes ensure fresh leadership and new perspectives guide the team.

It’s been amazing to watch the growth the team has experienced last year, and the rise in leadership in various individuals. This year, the Training Team has voted in two newcomers and one previous Team Representative; Benjamin Evans, Destiny Kanno, and Pooja Derashri.

This is a post to share more about your newly nominated Team Reps!


Pooja Derashri – @webtechpooja

Pooja Derashri is from Ajmer, India and first got involved with WordPress in 2013 as a Developer. Not so long after that,  she co-founded her company WPVibes, a 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 agency, in 2015 with her husband Anand Upadhyay. Pooja works on Marketing and Content while her partner works on coding. She splits her time with work to contribute over 20+ hours to the WordPress Community Weekly. 

Pooja joined the Training Team in 2019, and became a Team Representative in 2022. She was regularly having 1:1s with APAC folks to help them get involved, so it seemed like a natural move into leadership. Pooja also spends her time as a Co-organizer for the Ajmer WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. group.

Alongside the above duties, Pooja is also Co-Organizing 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. Asia 2023 on the Speakers team.

In her non-working time, Pooja likes traveling, gardening, music and reading books. 


Benjamin Evans – @bsanevans

Benjamin Evans is from Hokkaido, Japan, where he lives happily with his wife and puppy. Benjamin got started with WordPress in 2014 by making a site for his local church. During that time he was doing technical teaching, and eventually made a move to join Automattic as a Happiness Engineer in 2019. Soon after joining, Ben worked on new employee training before becoming a Community Education Manager in 2022.

Ben is also a Co-organizer of the WordPress Sapporo Meetup group, and will be a speaker at this year’s WordCamp Asia flagship event.

In his non-working time, Ben likes to travel, play the flute, take long drives, and read books.


Destiny Kanno – @piyopiyofox

Destiny Kanno is from California, USA, and currently lives in Tokyo Japan with her husband and Formosan Mountain Dog. Destiny got started with WordPress in 2016 while working for the digital agency ASA Digital, and joined Automattic as a Happiness Engineer in 2017. Since then she has experienced the various faces of WordPress through its end users and developers, companies using WordPress at scale when she joined WordPress VIP as a Technical Account Manager, and now through the 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. community in her current role as a Community Education Manager.

Destiny became more involved with the WordPress community in November 2021, and began dedicating more of her time to the Training Team specifically in early 2022.

Destiny is also a BlackPress Co-Organizer, and is involved in the Japanese WordPress community. She will also be at WordCamp Asia this year as a Sponsors team Co-organizer.

In her free time Destiny enjoys traveling, making music, watching films, and dancing.


Once again, we give huge thanks to our 2022 Team Representatives @courane01 and @azhiyadev for their hard work leading and nurturing the team last year!

The new Training Team Representatives are delighted to be serving the community in this capacity this year and look forward to what we will all accomplish together.

You can reach out to the Reps in the #training channel in 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/..

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