Ensuring Accurate Lesson Plans

The training team has recently initiated a conversation about how we will ensure that the lesson plans that our team produces will continue to be up to date when WordPress itself is updated.

Questions we have asked so far include:

  • When do we start tracking our plans to make sure they are up to date?
  • Do we start tracking after the plans have been copy edited and ready to test?
  • Do we only pay attention to completed approved plans?
  • How should we track the changes to WP and which plans they may impact?
  • How and who will do the updating of content?

In the fall of 2014 we explored an idea in our meetings and 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. San Francisco about adapting the Content Audit 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 or something similar for use in tracking changes from the dashboard of make.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org//training. This was an idea that was thoroughly researched and documented by @juliekuehl in this post: https://make.wordpress.org/training/2014/11/08/request-for-the-content-audit-plugin/. Moving forward, we should continue this conversation as part of the larger conversation about how to ensure accurate lesson plans.

The conversation has boiled down to two fundamental issues that we need to address, which are:

  • What process will we use to make sure plans are up to date?
  • When is a plan considered “complete enough” to start tracking to ensure it is accurate?

This post will be the place where we keep a running documentation of our conversation around this issue. Please leave your thoughts in the comments!

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