Recap of March 10, 2015 Meeting

Slack log (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

We had a couple new folks in the chat – awesome! We had a quick intro to who we are and what we do to orient new people. @bethsoderberg came up with the idea of making a short, sweet, and informative introduction for the weekly chats.

Status of Lesson Plans in Progress

  • Basic WordPress concepts (@courtneyengle)
    Courtney wondered if exercise are needed for this lesson plan, because this class could be run without needing a WordPress install for every student. Also, the Settings section was wrapping funny. The group decided this will be a demo-only lesson. No exercises will be necessary.

    @bethsoderberg not to worry, Meghan or she will figure it out when they copy edit.

  • Post Formats (@courtneyengle)
    First the group decided that there should be a Post Formats lesson plan in the User track to explain the general concept. Next Courtney wanted to know if she could use a non-coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. theme (_s or Simone) to teach adding support for Post Formats to themes. That led to a short debate over having a policy on using non Twenty* themes in lesson plans. Other Courtney (@courtneydawn) suggested we take the week to think on that. Please post any comments regarding this below.
  • How to find help with WordPress (@abuango)
    Abubakar posted his lesson plan in the #forums Slack channel and got great suggestions from a couple of the folks there. He has gathered all suggestions and will definitely present an updated lesson plan next week.

Other Items

  • Abandoned Plans
    Courtney O and Beth will be revisiting the abandoned lesson plans this Friday