Hello WordCamp NYC Contributor Day!

Welcome to the website for the Training Team, 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. NYC Contributors! If you’re attending the July 15th Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. in New York City, this post is intended to be an introduction on how to get started with contributing to Team Training. The training team focuses on producing lesson plans to be used in in-person workshop settings.

Our team’s main focus during this contributor day will be working on lesson plans that will eventually be an introductory theme workshop. The larger team has brainstormed and collaborated on what plans need to be included in this workshop, and they are:

  1. Basic Theme Configuration – This plan should be about what types of things you can change (e.g. an intro to what the 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. is), not the specific instructions for changing things, but a general overview of what you can do.
  2. How to Find Theme-Specific Documentation – This plan should cover how to look at the links to the theme profile in the repo, tags in support and things like that, an explanation that different theme authors do this differently, and notes that there may not be documentation at all.
  3. Font Management
  4. Customizer: CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. Changes
  5. Customizer: Taglines
  6. Customizer: 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 wordpress.org for example. vs. Content Feed
  7. Customizer: Site Icons and Logos
  8. Customizer: 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. and Background Images
  9. Customizer: Menus

If you’d like to work on writing one of these plans, we will help you get set up! If you’re interested in contributing some other way, please find either myself or Melinda Helt and we will find a way for you to contribute. If you can’t find us in person, you can reply to this post or find us in the #training channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. @bethsoderberg and @melindahelt. If you don’t have a Slack account, set one up!

Steps to getting started writing one of the theme plans are:

  1. Find Melinda or Beth and choose a plan to work on. We will set you up with a login so that you can author your plan on our Make site.
  2. Take a look at our “Anatomy of a Lesson Plan” page. This page outlines the basic structure that we use for lesson plans. Your plan should follow this structure.
  3. Browse through our “Style Guide” page. This page outlines the general guidelines we try to follow to ensure that the materials our team produces are as internally consistent as possible.
  4. Take a look at the “Child Themes” lesson plan to see a sample plan that is complete and has been used in workshops many times.
  5. Get started writing your plan!
  6. Ask any questions you have as you go.

We are excited to have you join us at WordCamp NYC’s contributor day!