Recap for April 19 Meeting

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  1. Welcome
  2. Lesson Plan Updates
    1. No updates on the 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 lesson plans that were assigned last week.
    2. @taupecat might take on the “Adding Additional Fields” lesson plan and will talk to @bethsoderberg on what that would entail.
    3. @wpaleks is going to work on the “Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site” lesson plan.
    4. It’s taking longer to put together the speaker plan P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at post than @bethsoderberg expected.
  3. Copyediting Updates
    1. @bethsoderberg finished a second copyedit of the Setting a Static Page as Your Homepage lesson plan and it is ready for testing.
    2. @Becks979 is working on some questions related to the General History lesson plan this week.
    3. @meaganhanes is still working on the Content Editor Overview and should be done this week.
    4. The User Management plan written by @anthonydpaul is ready to go into copyediting.
  4. Tier 2 Theme Workshop
    1. We are not listing evaluating a theme, finding a theme for your site, and activating themes on your site as separate lessons that are part of this workshop as they are already part of the Choosing a Theme lesson plan from the Tier 1 workshop.
    2. We clarified that  Tier 2 theme plans will involve making updates to existing themes without necessarily building a 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. or a custom theme. This means that the Anatomy of a Theme and Intro to Theme Testing plans should move to Tier 3.
    3. We’ve decided on the tentative following list for the initial Tier 2 Theme Workshop (please vote on this on the P2 post!):
      • Basic Theme Configuration
      • Include how to find theme-specific configuration documentation.
      • CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.
        • Css changes, taglines, and static front pageStatic Front Page A WordPress website can have a dynamic blog-like front page, or a “static front page” which is used to show customized content. Typically this is the first page you see when you visit a site url, like for example. or not
        • Site icon/logo, 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. image, background images
        • Menus in the Customizer
      • Font management
  5. Questions and Announcements
    1. @bethsoderberg rearranged the menu on the Handbook so that it includes ONLY the lesson plans that fall into one or more of the following categories: currently assigned to someone and in progress, ready to test, in copyediting, planned for a Tier 2 group. If you notice that something is missing, please speak up!
    2. @melindahelt reports that part 1 of Pittsburgh’s Tier 1 test went pretty good overall. They have some specific feedback points, but will wait and submit it all at once after they finish on Saturday.
    3. @skarjune reports that 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. Minneapolis will be testing many-most of the User LPs with 3 trainers & 25-45 students on May 20.
    4. @chanthaboune confirmed that we are having trouble getting a date on the calendar for the actual workshop, but that we are still working on it. She also noted that we are also partnering with Connecting for Good in Kansas City.
    5. @melindahelt brought up the idea of seeing if we could partner with local/national Girl or Boy Scouts too.