Recap for November 17, 2015

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  1. Welcome
  2. Lesson plan updates
    1. @jillbinder‘s speaker lesson plans are nearly done.  Once they are done, this will be our first complete “workshop” series.
  3. Testing updates
    1. Expect testing feedback on the lesson plan “The LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post.” from @torlowski.  There were some challenges while testing this recently, causing a delay in the meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through 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 will help you find options in your area. and change in testing plans. They will try again in January.
  4. Quarterly lesson plan audit
    1. User Lessons – Any plans that are on this list that I don’t hear back from anyone on by next Tuesday will be opened up for others to work on.
      managing menus @wpnzach
      what can you do with WordPress @meaganhanes

  5. Discuss training handbook outline.  Do we move lesson plans out of Handbook?  (see why it was moved to handbook)

    1. If so, where will lessons be housed?
    2. Pros & Cons:
      1. pros of leaving the lesson plans where they are:
        1. less work (don’t have to move them)
        2. maintain sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. navigation for the lesson plans
        3. all documentation and all lesson plans stored in one content type
        4. can remediate some of the content type sameness through custom menus, but then URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL structures may not be consistent
      2. cons of leaving the lesson plans where they are
        1. potentially confusing long term URL structure
        2. loss of sidebar menu
  6. Updates on making workshops from the lesson plans
    1. @juliekuehl  will figure out which plans have been completed in the workshops that have been proposed and what the status of each plan is
  7. Slides reminder
  8. Questions