Recap of October 25, 2016 Meeting

Slack Log (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

Lesson plans in progress:

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.: Menus/ @mindsize
Templates/ @juliekuehl
Themes/Plugins Relationships/ @coachwp
Customizer: Site Icons and Logos/ @melindahelt
Basic Theme Configuration/ @chmchm
Theme Documentation/ @meaganhanes
*How to Find Theme-Specific Documentation/
*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/ @skarjune
*Theme Troubleshooting/
Theme AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (
Theme Internationalization/

Lesson Plan Updates:
Theme Documentation by @meaganhanes and Customizer: Site Icons and Logos by @melindahelt are partially done

@pbarthmaier offered to help @coachwp work out a few issues with his lesson plan

Copyediting in progress:
What is Contact Form 7 /@estes.chris
What is Google XML Sitemap / @pauloyler
building a sitemap for a site /
Improving Your Site’s Performance / @mindsize
What is W3 Total Cache /
Dashboard Icons (higher priority than the others) / @pbarthmaier
Help Regenerate Thumbnails /
Template Tour / @estes.chris
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 for example. vs. Content Feed/ @c3zh
Templates /

Copyediting updates:
@bethsoderberg will be able to jump back into copy editing after US Election

@pbarthmaier has completed first pass at copy editing and reached out to @epetrashen for clarification

@mindsize is leading discussion to scope out a 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 for tracking copy editing. The general thought is that lessons would follow this progression: Pitched > In Progress > Needs Editing > Editing In Progress > Editorial Peer Review > Ready to Publish > Published> Tested

then, depending on the outcome of the lesson plan test:
Needs Editing > Editing In Progress > Editorial Peer Review > Ready to Publish > Published > More Testing

This process will formalize the informal review process that’s been in progress for a long time:
“The peer reviewer pushes it into the publishing queue for final review by someone with publish permissions, and that publisher gives it one final overall review to decide if there is anything missing or unclear before it is published. Also, adding peer review ensures that there is never a way to get anything through the entire process without having three sets of eyes on it.”

Look for a future P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at post, or share your comments below on this proposed copyediting process.

Testing Updates
@melindahelt will test Child Themes at Pittsburgh 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. next week

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. US 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.
@bethsoderberg to check on feasibility of doing a video hangout with team members not in attendance

So far, @juliekuehl, @melindahelt, @bethsoderberg, @pbarthmaier, @c3zh and maybe @courtneyengle will be in attendance.

@bethsoderberg will start a P2 post to brainstorm priorities for contributor day

Discussion about if the current time (3 p.m. EST) still works for people and should remain after Daylight Savings Time ends. For now, consensus of those in attendance is meeting will remain the same, but please comment below if you feel differently.