Recap of March 15, 2016 Meeting

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  1. Welcome
  2. Priority plan updates
    1. @c3zh copyedited the Managing Widgets plan and is coordinating adding a short conclusion, exercises, and a quiz.
    2. @bethsoderberg copyedited the One Click Install plan and @chanthaboune is waiting for some logistical updates from Bluehost so that the missing pieces can be added to this plan.
    3. @jcasabona is copyediting Categories vs Tags and plans to be done with it today.
    4. @bethsoderberg did a second copyedit of Managing Menus and it is ready to test.
    5. @toniaslimm copyedited Choosing and Installing Themes and it is ready for a second copyedit.
    6. @toniaslimm copyedited Managing Updates and it is ready for a second copyedit.
    7. @chanthaboune is working on the Content Editor Overview.
    8. The remaining in progress Tier 1 plans are:
      1. Categories vs Tags@skarjune *in copyediting
      2. Choosing and Installing Themes/ @melindahelt *in copyediting
      3. Content Editor Overview/ @chanthaboune
      4. Famous 5 Minute Install/One-click Install/ @chanthaboune *in copyediting
      5. Managing Widgets/ @kimwhite *in copyediting
      6. Managing Updates/ @bethsoderberg *in copyediting
  3. Other lesson plan updates
    1. @juliekuehl may work on some theme lessons in preparation for WCSMP.
  4. Copyediting updates
    1. Last week we had 8 plans to copyedit, so we prioritized those that appear in the list of priority plans for Tier 1. The are several that we didn’t get to that we hope to cover this week.
  5. Contributor drive update
    1. Right now we have three groups who have expressed interest or added themselves to the Drive spreadsheet. @chanthaboune is reaching out to a few others who raised their hands at the beginning of the year – she is trying to get at least two more groups in this month so we can have the bulk tested and ready to go. It sort of looks like we will get parts of it tested this time around, but not the full tier 1 workshop.
  6. Discussion on what our next priority should be.
    1. First, celebrate! We created the first workshop! WOOOHOOO!!!!! GO TEAM! YAY US!
    2. @chanthaboune posted on the P2 asking for specific lesson ideas that should be included in our first Tier 2 workshop. We should base this, at least in part, off of the lesson plans we already have or have thought of.
    3. The general plan outlined at WCUS includes the following items as content ideas for Tier 2:
      1. Basic troubleshooting
      2. Intermediate troubleshooting
      3. Plugins & Themes: where to find them and what to do with them
      4. Modifying Code – child themes, customizing with css in jetpack (for simpler things that don’t need a whole new child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme., also bc it’s what is used on WC sites so they can contribute there), looking at 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party code
    4. We talked a bit about how there is a big jump between Tier 1 (very basic user knowledge) and Tier 2 (HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. and CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. knowledge assumed). Some folks thought that the tiers were intended to be isolated from each other and others thought that the tiers are eventually supposed to run together.
    5. We asked the question of “should we proceed vertically or horizontally” in terms of which set of lesson plans to do next, vertically being “finish all the user lessons regardless of level” and horizontally being “Get level 1s across all areas, then move to level 2s.” The general consensus was that horizontal makes the most sense to us.
    6. We decided that a good name for the eventual groups of workshops and lesson grouping suggestions is “Workshop Recipes.”